Texas Tech University (TTU) inaugurated its first campus outside the United States this week and it’s located in Escazú. The university is expected to begin lessons in August with five majors: Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Restaurant and Hotel Management.
We are very pleased to open the first international campus of Texas Tech University. This process has involved the diligence, hard work, and resources of many dedicated people in Costa Rica,”
said Lawrence Schovanec, President of Texas Tech University.
Jorge Sequeira, general director of CINDE explained that the entity accompanied the university to TTU in the definition of majors to be taught in the country. The satellite campus, located on Avenida Escazú, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (Sacscoc). It has capacity for approximately 1,300 students and will have a teaching faculty composed of a combination of professors, mostly from Lubbock, Texas, as well as nationals.
In the beginning, 50 students will be accepted per major. The initial investment exceeds $10 million.