Living in Lubbock | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
TTUHSC students walking through Lubbock campus courtyard.

From cultural festivals to classical symphony concerts, Lubbock has a taste of something for everyone.

picture of Buddy Holly statue
Rock’n’roll legend Buddy Holly was born and raised in Lubbock.

As the first designated cultural arts district in the state of Texas, Lubbock is a fast-growing city that is home to award-winning restaurants and wineries, a thriving arts community and a vibrant live music scene.

With an average commute of just 18 minutes, Lubbock was recently named amongst the Top Five US cities with the best traffic, and one of the Top Five cities with the best work-life balance.¹ On top of that, Lubbock offers a higher standard of living at a lower cost than almost anywhere else in the nation.²

Lubbock is the only city in the nation with a comprehensive university, a health sciences center, an agriculture college and a law school in one location, making Texas Tech University System the second largest contiguous university campus in the United States.³

Sitting 3,200 ft. above sea-level and averaging 265 days of sunshine per year, Lubbock is a comfortable place to call home year-round. Additionally, Lubbock is convenient to many outdoor excursions, including Lake Alan Henry, Palo Duro Canyon, Caprock Canyons State Park, Big Bend National Park and the Rocky Mountains.

crowd of people observing art during the first friday art trail event in Lubbock

Participants of the monthly First Friday Art Trail come together to appreciate local art.

Guests on the patio at McPherson Cellars listening to live music

Lubbock is home to award-winning wineries and restaurants, a thriving arts community and a vibrant live music scene.

nighttime picture of the Caprock Canyons with a starry sky
A short drive out of Lubbock, Caprock Canyons State Park is located along the eastern edge of the Llano Estacado.


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About the TTUHSC Campus in Lubbock

While TTUHSC operates five schools and five satellite campuses across Texas, our flagship campus resides proudly in Lubbock. Our rich history and dedication to the community makes working here one of the most rewarding career opportunities in West Texas. LEARN MORE