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LeTourneau University Data & Information Overview

50 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
56% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is LeTourneau University Ranked?

#1,405 Best Colleges in Nation
#68 Best Colleges in TX
Clinical Nurse Specialist Highest Ranked Major

2023 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

LeTourneau University was awarded 50 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is clinical nurse specialist.

Overall Quality

LETU landed the #1,405 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

LETU also holds the #68 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

See all of the rankings for LeTourneau University.

Is It Hard to Get Into LETU?

56% Acceptance Rate
37% Of Accepted Are Women
60% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to LeTourneau University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 56%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to LETU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 660. Math scores were between 550 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for LeTourneau University  ( 560 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for LeTourneau University  ( 550 to 670 )
LETU received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for LeTourneau University  ( 22 to 29 )

Learn more about LeTourneau University admissions.

LeTourneau University Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
34% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, LeTourneau University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at LeTourneau University is 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  34 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at LeTourneau University

81% Freshmen Retention
47% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

LeTourneau University has a freshmen retention rate of 81%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At LETU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 47%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  47 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at LeTourneau University.

LeTourneau University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,373 Full-Time Undergraduates
16.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
34.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,853 undergraduates at LETU with 1,373 being full-time and 1,480 being part-time.

How Much Does LeTourneau University Cost?

$23,665 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
$32,212 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of LETU is $23,665. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for LETU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,549 $19,661 $23,593 $24,569 $27,387

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of LETU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At LETU, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $8,053 a year. That adds up to $32,212 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LETU is 5.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do LETU Graduates Make?

$52,123 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from LETU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $52,123 in their early years. That's great news for LETU students since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at LeTourneau University make the most money.

Location of LeTourneau University

Texas State
1,373 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
LeTourneau University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Longview, Texas. The location of LETU is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for LETU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2100 S Mobberly Ave, Longview, TX 75602
Phone: 903-233-3000

LeTourneau University Majors

54 Majors With Completions
357 Undergraduate Degrees
110 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 54 majors graduated from LeTourneau University. Of these students, 357 received undergraduate degrees and 110 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 37 $59,759
Business Administration & Management 35 $58,551
Air Transportation 33 $38,856
Teacher Education Grade Specific 29 $30,000
Nursing 21 $59,903
General Psychology 16 NA
Health & Physical Education 14 NA
Mechanical Engineering Technology 13 $45,153
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12 $29,795
Biomedical Engineering 11 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at LeTourneau University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at LETU

67% Take At Least One Class Online
47% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 2,096 students took at least one online class at LeTourneau University. This is an increase from the 1,884 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,096 1,464
2018-2019 1,884 1,405
2017-2018 1,852 1,351
2016-2017 1,740 1,257
2015-2016 1,552 1,183

Learn more about online learning at LeTourneau University.

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Notes and 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.


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