Texas Tech University System HomepageTexas Tech University System Homepage

Three TTU System Institutions Recognized as Great Colleges to Work For®

Only nine public four-year universities in the U.S. received honor roll status, three are institutions from the Texas Tech University System.

Sept. 27, 2023 | Contact: Scott Lacefield

Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.

Three Texas Tech University System (TTU System) institutions were recently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as Great Colleges to Work For®. Texas Tech University (TTU), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and Angelo State University (ASU) were the only public four-year universities in Texas to make the list and each received the prestigious Honor Roll status.

The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the premier organizations in the nation that recognizes institutions that have been successful in creating great workplaces, furthering research and understanding organizational culture in higher education. The ranking is based on its survey of faculty and staff at nearly 200 institutions across the U.S., including 121 four-year colleges and universities. Only 42 colleges and universities were selected to the Honor Roll, which were most cited across all the recognition categories.

“It’s a remarkable accomplishment for our system and universities to be selected, considering we represent one-third of the public four-year institutions across the country that received Honor Roll recognition,” said Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., chancellor of the TTU System. “Our universities take significant pride in establishing values-based cultures and campus environments that lead to successful achievements and endeavors for students, faculty and staff. Congratulations to each of our institutions and their campus communities on this outstanding acknowledgement.”

Recognition analysis for the Great Colleges to Work For® program is conducted by ModernThink, an organizational development firm with particular survey and “Best Places to Work” expertise.

— TTU received Great Colleges to Work For® recognition for the third straight year and fifth time since 2014.

— TTU was awarded Honor Roll status for the second consecutive year.

— TTU was also recognized in 2014, 2015, 2021 and 2022.

— TTU joined Baylor as the only universities from the Big 12 Conference honored.

President Lawrence Schovanec, Ph.D.
“Our mission as a world-class university is predicated on building an environment that supports personal and professional development for students, faculty and staff at Texas Tech. Being recognized as an Honor Roll member of the Great Colleges to Work For® reflects the dedication of our campus community to providing a supportive work environment for everyone.”

TTU story: Texas Tech Earns Fifth Great Colleges to Work For® Designation

— TTUHSC received Great Colleges to Work For® recognition for the fourth time.

— TTUHSC was also recognized in 2019, 2021 and 2022.

— TTUHSC received recognition in eight categories.

President Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D.
“We take immense pride in ensuring TTUHSC is an exceptional place to work, so to be recognized for the fourth year in a row and, for the second consecutive year to be on the Great Colleges honor roll, truly is an accomplishment to celebrate. The areas in which we received commendations are vital to the quality of a successful workplace, which is possible only with the caliber of team members we have at our great university. We participate in this survey not just to receive recognition but also to gather feedback from our team members as it provides valuable insights for our university leadership to use as we continually work toward workplace excellence.”

TTUHSC story: TTUHSC Named a ‘2023 Great College to Work For®

— ASU received Great Colleges to Work For® recognition for the ninth straight year and the 11th time overall since 2009.

— ASU was awarded Honor Roll status for the ninth consecutive year (2015-2023).

— ASU was also recognized in 2009, 2013 and 2015-2023.

— ASU is the only Lone Star Conference member institution named to the list.

President Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr.
“The 2022-23 academic year was definitely a year of milestones for Angelo State. The addition of two doctoral degrees, multiple faculty Fulbright honorees, and starting the Mariachi Program and Rodeo Team are just some of our many highlights over the last year. None of the great strides we made toward increasing our significance and impact as a university would have been possible without the commitment and teamwork of our entire Ram Family. I’m very pleased that our faculty and staff continue to be recognized for their incredible efforts on behalf of our students.”

ASU story: ASU Maintains National ‘Great College to Work For®’ Status

About the Texas Tech University System 
Established in 1996, the Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in the nation, consisting of five universities – Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and Midwestern State University.

Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the TTU System is a nearly $3 billion enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach with approximately 21,000 employees and 63,000 students, more than 375,000 alumni, a statewide economic impact of $16.4 billion and an endowment valued at $1.7 billion. In its short history, the TTU System has grown tremendously and is nationally acclaimed, operating at 26 academic locations in 22 cities (20 in Texas, 2 international).

In addition, the TTU System is one of only nine in the nation to offer programs for undergraduate, medical, law, nursing, pharmacy, dental and veterinary education, among other academic areas.