Texas Tech is located in Lubbock, Texas, a city of approximately 197,000 residents in an area whose economy is predominatly based on medicine and agricultural. On the average Lubbock has some of the best weather in the country with over 3,550 hours of sunshine every year. Summers are dry and not extremely hot, while winters are dry and moderate. An average annual temperature of 60 degrees coupled with the average noon humidity of 46 percent combine to make Lubbock comfortable year round. Several airlines serve the city at the Lubbock International Airport, as well as four U.S. highways, including an interstate highway. Nearby lakes permit water skiing and fishing, and the mountain ranges of eastern New Mexico are within easy driving distance of Lubbock, offering hiking and camping during the spring, summer, and fall, and snow sports in winter. High quality housing has remained very affordable, and, besides the numerous shopping malls and various other indoor and outdoor activities available in this area, Lubbock is the educational, cultural, medical and shopping center of the West Texas area. We encourage you to take a closer look at Lubbock by visiting the following web sites and the links found at them:
Texas Tech University is a multi-purpose state university with an enrollment in excess of 25,000 students. Nevertheless, Texas Tech has maintained an undergraduate environment that is characterized by accessible faculty and a low student-to-faculty ratio. The university offers a broad range of undergraduate programs which provide the opportunity for a liberal arts education and engineering degrees in several areas. Professional training is offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Texas Tech has a Medical School, a School of Law and a graduate enrollment of over 3,800 students.
The Mathematics and Statistics Department, with a faculty of 46 and approximately 70 graduate students, performs a major role in teaching at the undergraduate level. In particular, the department maintains the largest departmental teaching load in the university, with more than 22,000 student-hours per semester. However, the department has maintained a quality classroom experience by capping enrollment of all mathematics courses at 40. Currently there are 180 undergraduate majors in mathematics.
In addition to our dedication to quality education at the undergraduate level, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a strong committment to quality research and education at the graduate level. The department supports a faculty with a wide range of interests in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. There are several groups of researchers working in the areas of Mathematical Control Theory, Mathematics of the Life Sciences, Neutron transport Theory, Bio-Math and Bio-Stat, Statistics, Numerical Methods, Mathematical Modeling, Geometric function theory, Topology, Algebra, Differential Geometry, Algebraic Geometry and Logic. For more information about Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and some of our research groups visit the following links: