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Louisiana Tech University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Louisiana Tech University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Louisiana Tech University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Louisiana Tech University was awarded 31 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

Louisiana Tech landed the #865 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Louisiana Tech is also ranked #6 out of 24 schools in Louisiana.

See all of the rankings for Louisiana Tech University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Louisiana Tech?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Louisiana Tech University is a competitive 65%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 3% 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 440 and 540. Math scores were between 430 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 440 to 540 )

SAT Math Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 430 to 560 )
Louisiana Tech received ACT scores from 98% 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

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Louisiana Tech University is 25 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 81%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  81 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Louisiana Tech University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Louisiana Tech University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 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 32%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

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

Good Overall Diversity at Louisiana Tech

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,289 undergraduates at Louisiana Tech with 8,131 being full-time and 2,158 being part-time.

Louisiana Tech Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Louisiana Tech is 67.01 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  67.01 out of 100
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How Much Does Louisiana Tech University Cost?

The overall average net price of Louisiana Tech is $9,839. 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 +
$7,499 $7,566 $10,302 $12,442 $12,922

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 44% of students took out student loans averaging $5,633 a year. That adds up to $22,532 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Louisiana Tech is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Louisiana Tech Graduates Make?

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 $41,500 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of Louisiana Tech University

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 66 majors graduated from Louisiana Tech University. Of these students, 1,556 received undergraduate degrees and 463 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
General Biology 93 NA
Business Administration & Management 92 $38,500
Mechanical Engineering 84 $62,700
Teacher Education Grade Specific 73 $39,300
Computer Science 67 NA
Marketing 64 NA
Health & Physical Education 59 NA
General Psychology 54 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 53 NA
Human Development & Family Studies 50 $25,600

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

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 2017-2018, 1,749 students took at least one online class at Louisiana Tech University. This is a decrease from the 9,273 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,749 271
2016-2017 9,273 760
2015-2016 3,582 1,074
2014-2015 3,388 1,128
2013-2014 2,095 908

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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