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Louisiana Tech University

Also known as LA Tech, Louisiana Tech, Tech

305 Wisteria, Ruston, LA

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Louisiana Tech University provides a variety of program options for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Ruston, LA and publically funded. LA Tech has a yearly student enrollment of about 12,000.

Students can pick from several areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Health And Clinical Professions

Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken to apply to Louisiana Tech University. Scores in a range of 21 - 26 on the ACT or 920 - 1180 on the SAT are required to increase your chances for admission. This school accepts approximately 60% of students applying annually. Of those admitted, about 50% of students enrolled. More information regarding admissions can be found at latech.edu.

The tuition at LA Tech varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay nearly $6,500 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $14,000 annually. The price of on-campus housing is estimated to be $2,900 annually. Students enrolled at Louisiana Tech University may qualify for aid which is generally loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs participate in a number of athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)

To see a full list of programs offered, enrollment information, student services, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.latech.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Louisiana Tech University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Louisiana Tech University has a total student population of about 12,000. The student body is made up of 86% undergraduate students and 16% graduate students.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $6,400-$7,700
    • Out-of-State: $23,000-$28,080
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $370-$440 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $1,100-$1,300 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships95%$10,476
Receiving Student Loans40%$5,327
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Louisiana Tech University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

LA Tech, Louisiana Tech, Tech has an overall graduation rate which is close to 49%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years28%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Music Program
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Louisiana Tech University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Conference Usa)
  • Basketball (Conference Usa)
  • Track and Field (Conference Usa)
  • Football (Conference Usa)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Louisiana Tech University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
63.84%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
97%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
23:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
28

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,703