Texas Tech University officially inaugurated today its campus in Costa Rica, the first one outside the United States.
TTU is one of the most prestigious universities in the state of Texas and has began its expansion internationally, the campus in Costa Rica is a key step in this direction.
“We are very happy to inaugurate the first international campus of Texas Tech University. This process has involved diligence, hard work and the resources of a lot of dedicated people in Costa Rica and Lubbock, who recognized the opportunity to improve the educational offer in both countries, this is a historical day for Texas Tech University as we advance in the global reputation of Texas Tech and offer an opportunity for Costa Rican students to form part of the Texas Tech family”, commented Lawrence Schovanec, President of Texas Tech University.
TTU-CR will begin lessons in August this year; the cost will be of approximately $1500 a month.
The careers offered are considered to be of high demand and low offer, each has a duration of four years if the student takes the complete number of subjects every period. The first year, students receive general studies. Students will graduate with a North American degree recognized worldwide. At least an 80% of the teaching staff will come from the main campus in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
The academic offer of TTU-CR includes: Bachelor’s Degree on Electric Engineering, Industrial Engineering; Computer Sciences; Mathematics; Hotel, Restaurant and Business Management; Dual bachelor’s degree on Computer Sciences and Mathematics; Postgraduate degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Business Management, and on Essentials of Business.
Students who attend the Costa Rica campus will also have the possibility of participating in exchange programs, international cooperation programs, research programs and internships.
Graduating from Texas Tech Costa Rica will also have the accreditation of different US entities such as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges, among others.
The University is also offering several financing alternatives.
With an initial investment that exceeds USD $ 10 million, this first phase of the satellite campus of TTU-CR has classrooms, laboratories, library, media center, administrative offices, amphitheater and other student services integrated into the community of residences, offices and existing businesses in Avenida Escazú.