#3 Best Colleges in Louisiana

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana

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Louisiana Tech University overview
Location Ruston, Louisiana
Online latech.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Louisiana Tech University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Louisiana Tech University, located in Ruston, Louisiana, is a public institution founded in 1894. The campus is situated in the northern part of the state, approximately 70 miles from Shreveport, nestled in a small-town environment. Comprising a mix of modern and historical architecture, the university offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Louisiana Tech is particularly known for its engineering and business programs, with a heavy emphasis on research and innovation. The university provides on-campus living options to students through several residence halls and apartment complexes. With a somewhat selective admissions process, Louisiana Tech accommodates a diverse student body and maintains a notable presence in collegiate sports as a member of Conference USA, particularly recognized for its football program.

In the most recent statistical year 7,595 prospective students applied, and 4,737 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,772 enrolled in the school.  7,938 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,901 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,401 plus fees of $3,664. LA Tech- Louisiana Tech- Tech is ranked 601 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












LA Tech- Louisiana Tech- Tech is rated within the lower 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Louisiana Tech University overview
SAT 1088/1280
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.58

Applications Accepted

Louisiana Tech University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend

Louisiana Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Louisiana Tech University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,530
Other Fees$3,664
Room and Board $9,447
Budget for Other Expenses$3,930
Total One Year Cost$24,972

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Louisiana Tech University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,530
Other Fees$3,664
Room and Board $9,447
Budget for Other Expenses$3,930
Total One Year Cost$31,713

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

49% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Louisiana Tech University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Engineering 10%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 10%
Health Professions 10%
Social Sciences 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159647 IPEDS survey data for Louisiana Tech University.

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