Lubbock, Texas (TX) Colleges and Universities

There aren't many schools around Lubbock, though students can find some additional options by expanding their search to 30 miles away. We'll be focusing only on public and private not-for-profit schools, looking at statistics that can help you get to know your options.

Get a read on your options around Lubbock by checking out the graduation rates, net prices, student populations and proximity to the city of the surrounding colleges. The numbers provided have been calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University is the closest school to Lubbock at 0.3 miles away. An extension school of TTU called Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is not much further at a distance of 2.8 miles. The other two schools in the surrounding area include:

  • Lubbock Christian University (6 miles)
  • South Plains College (30 miles)

Largest Schools near Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University dominates the other schools around Lubbock in terms of student population, with 35,158 students enrolled. This is a 4-year public option offering degrees in a wide variety of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The next largest colleges near Lubbock are:

  • South Plains College (9,661 students)
  • Texas Tech University-Health Sciences Center (4,931 students)
  • Lubbock Christian University (1,902 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price is good to know when figuring out what college will cost once you've taken financial aid into account. In this section, you'll find numbers that apply to full-time undergraduate students based on the 2014-2015 school year. As the only community college on the list, South Plains College has an easy claim to the lowest net price, coming in at $5,128. The next least expensive options are:

  • Texas Tech University ($15,005)
  • Lubbock Christian University ($21,032)

Highest Graduation Rate

The rates discussed here apply only to undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time and are calculated from the 2015 school year based on 150% of the normal time necessary to complete a program. Texas Tech University has the highest graduation rate of the options near Lubbock at 60%. The next highest rates belong to:

  • Lubbock Christian University (42%)
  • South Plains College (13%)

Students looking to attend school within 30 miles of Lubbock have limited, though distinctly different, options to consider.

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