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Louisiana Tech University Data & Information Overview

435 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
66% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Louisiana Tech University Ranked?

#1,151 Best Colleges in Nation
#8 Best Colleges in LA
Teacher Education Grade Specific Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Louisiana Tech University was awarded 435 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Louisiana Tech is ranked #1,151 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Louisiana Tech held the #1,470 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 29 colleges in Louisiana, Louisiana Tech is ranked at #8.

See all of the rankings for Louisiana Tech University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Louisiana Tech?

66% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Louisiana Tech University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 66%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 8% 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 530 and 630. Math scores were between 540 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 540 to 650 )
Louisiana Tech received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 22 to 27 )

Learn more about Louisiana Tech University admissions.

Louisiana Tech University Faculty

20 to 1 Student to Faculty
76% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Louisiana Tech University is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Louisiana Tech University is 76%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  76 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Louisiana Tech University

81% Freshmen Retention
38% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Louisiana Tech 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

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech have a four-year graduation rate of 38%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100

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

Louisiana Tech University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,854 Full-Time Undergraduates
20.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
45.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,013 undergraduates at Louisiana Tech with 7,854 being full-time and 2,159 being part-time.

How Much Does Louisiana Tech University Cost?

$11,304 Net Price
41% Take Out Loans
$22,236 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Louisiana Tech is $11,304. 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 Louisiana Tech

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,257 $9,287 $11,505 $13,735 $14,306

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 Louisiana Tech, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Louisiana Tech, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $5,559 a year. That adds up to $22,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Louisiana Tech is 5.8%. 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 Louisiana Tech Graduates Make?

$48,840 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Louisiana Tech with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,840 in their early years. That's great news for Louisiana Tech students since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Louisiana Tech University make the most money.

Location of Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana State
7,854 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Ruston, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech University is a public institution. The surrounding location of Ruston is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for Louisiana Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1310 West Railroad Avenue, Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318-257-2000

Louisiana Tech University Majors

66 Majors With Completions
1,814 Undergraduate Degrees
440 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 66 majors graduated from Louisiana Tech University. Of these students, 1,814 received undergraduate degrees and 440 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
Finance & Financial Management 227 $35,660
General Biology 122 $18,720
Business Administration & Management 74 $44,446
Mechanical Engineering 73 $69,065
Marketing 68 $30,305
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 67 $31,406
Computer Science 64 $63,478
General Psychology 62 $18,200
Health Sciences & Services 62 NA
Human Development & Family Studies 50 $22,786

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

Online Learning at Louisiana Tech

28% Take At Least One Class Online
6% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 3,076 students took at least one online class at Louisiana Tech University. This is a decrease from the 6,885 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 3,076 697
2019-2020 6,885 1,324
2018-2019 1,908 458
2017-2018 1,923 475
2016-2017 1,878 471

Learn more about online learning at Louisiana Tech 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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