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Quick Facts:


  • Founded in 1894
  • 11,581 students in 47 states, 1 U.S. territory and 64 countries (fall 2011)
  • Freshman Class: 1,632 students (fall 2011)
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1
  • Average Freshman ACT: 23.8
  • Academic Calendar: Quarter system awarding semester hours. Three quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring) equals two semesters at other universities.
  • 16 NCAA Division I men's and women's teams competing in the Western Athletics Conference (will join Conference USA in 2013.)
  • Mascot: Bulldog (women's teams: Lady Techsters)
  • Official Colors: Reflex Blue and Tech Red
  • Famous Alums: Terry Bradshaw (NFL Hall of Fame, FOX Television), Kix Brooks (Brooks & Dunn), Rosemary Ellis (Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping), Sam and Charles Wyly (Michael's Craft Stores), Mike McAllister (CEO of Humana), Glen Post (CEO of CenturyLink), Karl Malone (NBA Hall of Fame), Teresa Weatherspoon (WNBA, Olympic Gold Medalist), Trace Atkins (country music star.)


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