TTUHSC Earns High Marks in Global Higher Education Ranking

Organization Places University Among Top 7.1% Worldwide

TTUHSC's flagshp campus in Lubbock, Texas.

TTUHSC's flagship campus in Lubbock.

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) has ranked the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) among the top 7.1% of 20,000 universities worldwide for 2020-2021. The rankings are posted on the CWUR website.

CWUR publishes the largest academic rankings of universities from around the world and equally emphasizes education and research. Their ranking method does not employ surveys or data submitted by universities, but relies upon factors like quality of education and faculty, alumni employment and research performance.

“This is a remarkable and well-deserved recognition for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,” Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., chancellor of the Texas Tech University System said. “I applaud President Rice-Spearman and the entire TTUHSC team for its dedication and commitment to providing a world-class, comprehensive education for our aspiring students.”

In achieving its overall ranking of 1,406 with an overall score of 68.2, TTUHSC was rated 279 nationally and 1,337 worldwide for research performance. According to CWUR, its research performance rankings account for 40% of a university’s overall ranking and are measured by: research output (total number of research articles – 10%); high-quality publications (total number of research articles published by top-tier journals – 10%); research influence (total number of research articles published by highly-influential journals – 10%); and the number of highly-cited research articles citations (10%).

“The research and scholarly work conducted by our faculty and our students are essential components of advancing knowledge, which in turn has a significant impact on our academic curriculum and the delivery of excellent health care,” Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., TTUHSC president said. “I’m thrilled to have our university’s work recognized on the global stage; our team greatly deserves such recognition.”

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 university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa.

TTUHSC offers students the opportunity to expand knowledge in programs that are on the forefront of health care education. Our programs and 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.

Almost 50 years since opening, TTUHSC has now trained more than 20,000 health care professionals, and meets the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people in the 108 counties including those in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Through research, education and patient care, TTUHSC aims to promote a greater health environment for West Texas and beyond. We strive to decrease health disparities for rural populations and improve the health of the community through collaborations with area hospitals and health centers.

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