Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA 71272

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 12,672
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 24:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,452 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

63%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Louisiana Tech University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 7,227 applications and 4,567 students were granted admission. Louisiana Tech University is at the #61 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 97% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 3% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT980 to 1200
ACT21 to 27

Application Fee

$20
Undergrad students
$40
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Louisiana Tech University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $23,135 and in-state students paid $6,401.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$9,497
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$6,401
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$23,135
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Louisiana Tech University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 33% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,335 (which is 2.2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Louisiana Tech University in 2016-2017, was 807, which is 42% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,244 (which is 1.1% below the national average.)

$4,335
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,244
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
97%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Louisiana Tech University has enrolled a total of 12,672 students (8,676 students full-time and 3,996 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 12,672 students, 329 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 51% men and 49% women and 11,281 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,391 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,074 students for distance studies.

12,672
Total Enrollment
329
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 67%

Black/African American: 12%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%

Hispanic: 4%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Louisiana Tech University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 14% 733 85
Engineering 10% 510 0
Education 10% 508 11
Health Professions And Related Programs 9% 470 62
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 8% 425 133
Psychology 5% 241 0
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 176 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 156
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 143
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 133

Graduation & Dropout Rates

52%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Louisiana Tech University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

4%
Still enrolled
15%
Dropout rate
30%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$33,400
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Louisiana Tech University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,400. Last year, out of the total 1,794 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,633 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,847 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,505 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,400 $41,000
Employment Rate 91% 88%
Total Graduates 1,794 2,847

Campus Location

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