Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a five-school, comprehensive health-related university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock and Midland/Odessa.
One of the two charter institutions of the TTU System, TTUHSC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019 by being named to the 'Great Colleges to Work For' list and being ranked in the top 10 colleges as 'Best for Vets' by Military Times. Having trained over 30,000 health care professionals, TTUHSC continues to work diligently to meet the health care needs of those living in West Texas, neighboring states and beyond.
Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, TTUHSC's five schools are present on multiple campuses in cities across the western half of Texas, and offer online programs:
- Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences – located in Abilene, Amarillo and Lubbock
- Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy – located in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth and Lubbock
- School of Health Professions – located in Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa
- School of Medicine – located in Amarillo, Lubbock and Odessa
- School of Nursing – located in Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock and Odessa
TTUHSC offers students the opportunity to expand knowledge in programs that are on the forefront of health care education. The programs and state-of-the-art facilities give students the opportunity for hands-on research and clinical experience, and various collaborations with community entities provide students the practical knowledge that is vital to their success.
Today, TTUHSC enrolls approximately 5,300 students and serves approximately 2,300 distance education students across the nation. It boasts more than 30,000 alumni, 24 percent of whom remain in the university’s 108-county service area. TTUHSC leads Texas in graduating more health care professionals than any other health-related institution in the state.
Through research, education and patient care, TTUHSC aims to promote an improved health environment for West Texas and beyond. The university strives to decrease health disparities for rural populations and improve the health of the community through collaborations with area hospitals and health centers. In Fiscal Year 2019, research expenditures of TTUHSC faculty exceeded $44 million.
TTUHSC supports its various operations on multiple campuses with a total annual operating budget of $760 million. In December 2019, the university completed its first-ever capital campaign, exceeding its $100 million fundraising goal.
Additionally, through a unique contract with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TTUHSC’s Managed Care division provides health services to 30,000 patients in 23 correctional facilities at 18 geographical locations throughout the West Texas sector. Through a broad range of comprehensive services, TTUHSC positively impacts patient lives, including many who previously never had access to quality health care.