Despite rising tuition costs across the country, Texas Tech University was named one of the country's most affordable large public universities by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) in their 2013 "Most Affordable Colleges" rankings.
"We are cognizant that student debt is an important issue in the state of Texas and across the country, and have planned and worked hard to ensure our costs remain among the lowest in the state," said Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech Interim President. "Our students come here and receive a high quality education, and we are proud of their accomplishments. When they leave, our graduates should be focused on their careers, not an insurmountable level of debt."
ACO compiled their rankings by examining data from colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary schools in the U.S. In addition to large public colleges, ACO ranks large community colleges, small private colleges and online colleges.
"There are a slew of rankings and lists that promote the most expensive colleges," said ACO founder Dan Schuessler. "Our lists look at value colleges that also provide an excellent education. These schools are much more affordable for a wider base of students. In a time when the cost of college continues to skyrocket and student debt balloons, it is important to promote more affordable options."
More information about financial aid and cost of attending Texas Tech can be found at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/financialaid/.
AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) provides prospective college students and their parents with information and resources to help them manage the cost of obtaining an education.