Texas Tech University has received high rankings on recent school reports.

Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University

The University rose in the rankings of the 2015 U.S. News & World Report college and graduate school rankings. Tech is listed 156th among national universities, five spots higher than last year, and 84th among national public universities. Tech’s five point climb represents the largest gain among Big 12 schools and second amongst league schools.

“This year’s ranking represents a dramatic increase for Texas Tech University,” said Texas Tech University President Duane Nellis. “We improved in many areas, including faculty hires, which improved our student-to-faculty ratio, and hired three National Academy of Engineering members – two examples of U.S. News & World Report benchmarks.”

Texas Tech also placed highly on the report for the Best College for Veterans and Best Undergraduate Business program at 47th and 93rd, respectively.

The Rawls College of Business was ranked third nationally in College Atlas’ A-List: Best Business Schools 2015 rankings. The rankings graded schools on criteria including affordability, job placement, academic quality and accessibility.

“The MBA program at Texas Tech has changed significantly in the past two years, and the effects of those changes are starting to show in various polls,” said William Pasewark, Associate Dean of graduate programs and research at Rawls College. “This ranking includes Texas Tech with an outstanding group of universities.”