Texas Tech’s fundraising team has been ranked fifth out of universities across the nation.

Tech received the ranking in the “Top 25 University Fundraising Teams for 2013,” by Michael Chatman, founder of Philanthropy Speakers Agency.

Universities were selected based on overall satisfaction from donors and fundraising professionals who work for the university.

The Texas Tech fundraising team only ranked behind Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Brigham Young, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The University of Texas at Austin came in seventh, Rice was ranked 13th, and Texas A&M University placed at 18th.

“This has been a historic year for fundraising at Texas Tech,” said Chancellor Kent Hance. “Thanks to the collaborative efforts of our fundraising team, administration, and generous donors and alumni, we were able to achieve our most ambitious fundraising goal to date.”

The ranking comes as Tech recently concluded its capital campaign “Vision & Tradition: The Campaign for Texas Tech.” The campaign generated a total of $1.069 billion, above its original goal of $1 billion nearly a year ahead of schedule.

More information on Chatman is available at www.michaelchatman.com.