Louisiana Tech University Overview
Louisiana Tech University is a public institution situated in Ruston, Louisiana. Ruston is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.
What Is Louisiana Tech University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Louisiana Tech.
- In 2017-2018, 81% of the faculty were full-time.
Louisiana Tech University Rankings
Out of the 42 colleges in Louisiana, Louisiana Tech is ranked at #9.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Louisiana Tech has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Louisiana Tech.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Louisiana Tech has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Louisiana Tech University?
Contact details for Louisiana Tech are given below.
|Address:||1310 West Railroad Avenue, Ruston, LA 71272|
How Do I Get Into Louisiana Tech?
You can apply to Louisiana Tech online at: https://www.latech.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for Louisiana Tech
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||recommended|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Louisiana Tech?
Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.
Average Test Scores
About 3% of students accepted to Louisiana Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 540. Math scores were between 430 and 560.
Can I Afford Louisiana Tech University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Louisiana Tech, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $5,633 a year. That adds up to $22,532 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Louisiana Tech is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Louisiana Tech University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,221 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,131 full-time undergraduates at Louisiana Tech, 55% are male and 45% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Louisiana Tech University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||984|
|Hispanic or Latino||338|
Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Louisiana Tech University. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 71 countries are represented at Louisiana Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Nepal.
Online Learning at Louisiana Tech University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Louisiana Tech has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 14th most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Louisiana Tech
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Louisiana Tech University was -18.5%. This is the #2,654 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Louisiana Tech regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Louisiana Tech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||53%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||29%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||15%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||18%|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||25%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||7%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Louisiana Tech ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Louisiana Tech.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|General English Literature||#75|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#87|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#132|
|English Language & Literature||#135|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#157|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#264|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#350|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#434|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Louisiana Tech University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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