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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?

1,556 Undergraduate Awards
$19,301 Avg Cost After Aid
65% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#91 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Louisiana Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#126 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Louisiana Tech has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#12 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#18 Best Value Colleges for Engineering College Factual
#19 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#19 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#31 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#128 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Louisiana Tech University?

Location of Louisiana Tech University

Contact details for Louisiana Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1310 West Railroad Avenue, Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318-257-2000
Website: https://www.latech.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/latech
Twitter: http://twitter.com/latech

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

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Louisiana Tech?

65% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 65%, Louisiana Tech does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 440 to 540 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 430 to 560 )
200
800
Louisiana Tech received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 22 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Louisiana Tech University?

$19,301 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Louisiana Tech is $19,301. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

8,143 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,622 undergraduate students at Louisiana Tech, with 8,143 being full-time and 2,479 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Louisiana Tech

There are also 1,287 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,143 full-time undergraduates at Louisiana Tech, 55% are male and 45% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Louisiana Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Louisiana Tech University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Louisiana Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 112
Black or African American 1,054
Hispanic or Latino 331
White 5,746
International Students 163
Other Races/Ethnicities 737

Geographic Diversity

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

271 Took All Classes Online
1,749 Took At Least One Class Online
-18.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at Louisiana Tech. In 2017-2018, 1,749 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Louisiana Tech has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Education 16%
Engineering 6%
Engineering-Related Fields 9%
General Engineering 16%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 15%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 18%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 25%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7%
Writing Studies 83%

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 Engineering #39
Engineering-Related Fields #59
Writing Studies #69
General English Literature #75
History #80
History #80
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #87
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #132
English Language & Literature #135
Engineering #139
Curriculum & Instruction #157
Engineering Technologies #205
Special Education #221
Psychology #257
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #264
Educational Administration #296
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.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 92 76 76 5 249
Educational Administration 0 0 58 47 10 115
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 73 0 41 0 114
General Biology 0 93 0 13 0 106
Mechanical Engineering 0 84 0 0 0 84
Computer Science 0 67 0 4 0 71
Health & Physical Education 0 59 0 7 0 66
Accounting 0 48 0 16 0 64
Marketing 0 64 0 0 0 64
Communication Sciences 0 33 0 27 3 63
General Psychology 0 54 0 0 0 54
Nursing 53 0 0 0 0 53
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 53 0 0 0 53
Human Development & Family Studies 0 50 0 0 0 50
Electrical Engineering 0 48 0 0 0 48
Management Information Systems 0 31 16 0 0 47
General Engineering 0 0 0 29 16 45
Construction Engineering Technology 0 41 0 0 0 41
Industrial Engineering 0 21 20 0 0 41
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 29 0 10 0 39
Finance & Financial Management 0 37 0 0 0 37
Student Counseling 0 0 0 37 0 37
Air Transportation 0 36 0 0 0 36
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 33 0 33
Biomedical Engineering 0 29 0 0 4 33
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 8 14 10 0 32
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 13 12 7 32
Political Science & Government 0 32 0 0 0 32
Chemical Engineering 0 31 0 0 0 31
Journalism 0 28 0 0 0 28
Chemistry 0 28 0 0 0 28
Architecture (Other) 0 25 0 0 0 25
Forestry 0 24 0 0 0 24
Other Engineering 0 23 0 0 0 23
Animal Science 0 22 0 0 0 22
Mathematics 0 12 0 10 0 22
History 0 16 0 5 0 21
Civil Engineering 0 20 0 0 0 20
Design & Applied Arts 0 19 0 0 0 19
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 18 0 0 0 18
General English Literature 0 15 0 3 0 18
Sociology 0 17 0 0 0 17
Liberal Arts General Studies 8 7 0 0 0 15
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 14 0 0 0 14
Health Sciences & Services 0 13 0 0 0 13
General Architecture 0 0 0 12 0 12
Special Education 0 0 11 1 0 12
Fine & Studio Arts 0 10 0 2 0 12
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 11 0 0 0 11
Natural Resources Conservation 0 10 0 0 0 10
Interior Architecture 0 9 0 0 0 9
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 9 0 0 0 9
Business/Managerial Economics 0 7 0 0 0 7
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 7 0 7
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 6 1 7
Physics 0 3 0 4 0 7
Writing Studies 0 0 6 0 0 6
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 6 0 0 0 6
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 6 0 0 0 6
Geography & Cartography 0 5 0 0 0 5
Music 0 5 0 0 0 5
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0 3 3
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 1 1 2
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 61 1,495 214 413 50 2,233

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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