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Louisiana Tech University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Louisiana Tech University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Louisiana Tech University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Louisiana Tech University was awarded 51 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and physical education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Louisiana Tech as #770 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

Louisiana Tech is also ranked #7 out of 23 schools in Louisiana.

See all of the rankings for Louisiana Tech University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Louisiana Tech?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Louisiana Tech University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 65%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus 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.

Average Overall Diversity at Louisiana Tech

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,328 undergraduates at Louisiana Tech with 8,090 being full-time and 3,238 being part-time.

Louisiana Tech Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Louisiana Tech scored 59.64 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  59.64 out of 100
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How Much Does Louisiana Tech University Cost?

The overall average net price of Louisiana Tech is $10,774. 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 +
$7,828 $8,962 $11,275 $13,930 $13,925

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

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 Louisiana Tech, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $5,696 a year. That adds up to $22,784 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 $40,800 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

Louisiana Tech University is a public institution located in Ruston, Louisiana. Ruston is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of Louisiana Tech University

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 64 majors graduated from Louisiana Tech University. Of these students, 1,515 received undergraduate degrees and 427 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
Health & Physical Education 85 NA
General Biology 82 NA
Mechanical Engineering 80 $62,700
Business Administration & Management 65 $38,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 62 $39,300
Finance & Financial Management 59 NA
Construction Engineering Technology 57 NA
Marketing 55 NA
General Psychology 52 NA
Human Development & Family Studies 45 $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 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 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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