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Louisiana Tech University

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Introduction

Louisiana Tech University, also known as Louisiana Tech, LA Tech, or Tech, is a co-educational public research university located in Ruston, Louisiana. It was originally established as The Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana in 1894. After a few name and status changes, it was renamed as Louisiana Tech University in 1970. The 2011 U.S. News & World Report college rankings designated the institute as a tier-2 school in the national universities category.

Academics

Louisiana Tech University is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It also holds other discipline based accreditations from agencies such as Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, American Chemical Society, National League for Nursing, and so on. LA Tech awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in diverse areas of study including accounting, architectural studies, biomedical engineering, computational analysis of modeling, environmental science, industrial engineering and marketing. The institute is known for its engineering programs.

Research forms an important part of LA Tech. As a Carnegie Research University with high research activity (RU/ H), LA Tech conducts research with projects funded by national agencies like NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Defense. Some of the important research centers include Center for Applied Physics Studies (CAPS), Trenchless Technology Center (TTC), Technology Transfer Center, Science and Technology Education Center (SciTEC), Center for Instructional Technology (CIT), Center for Economic Education, and Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness.

Schools and Colleges:

Each semester, the University enrolls more than 11,800 students in five different academic divisions: College of Applied and Natural Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and Science, and College of Liberal Arts.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

LA Tech enrolls students from more than 45 states and over 55 different countries. Freshmen students seeking admission must send the completed application form along with ACT/ SAT score and official transcripts to the University. Getting a transfer to Louisiana Tech is easy. Students must send their official transcripts from all of the previous institutes they have attended. International students are also encouraged to apply for admission to LA Tech. Applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL or IELTS test.

Financial Aid

LA Tech recognizes the financial need of the students who are unable to meet their college expenses. It provides financial aid to deserving candidates through various mediums: grants, loans, scholarships, and work study. All applicants must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Grants offered at LA Tech include Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG), TEACH Grant, and GO Grant.

There are several types of scholarship programs available at LA Tech. Some of the scholarships include Bessie Purdy Scholarship, Bulldog Out-of-State Fee Scholarship, CenturyTel Scholarship, Colvin Memorial Scholarship, Marbury Alumni Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, and Outstanding Student Scholarship – In-State.

Loans are the type of financial aid that must be returned with interest. LA Tech offers students loans such as Perkins loans, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, and private (alternative) loans. The institute also offers federal work-study programs to help students take up part-time jobs to meet their college expenses.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5273rd for the average student loan amount.
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Students

LA Tech boasts a vibrant and active student life. The Student Government Association represents the student body of Louisiana Tech. It works to promote the interests and opinions of the student body on all matters that are beneficial to the students. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations. Students can either join a club or start a new one. Some of the recognized student organizations are Allure Modeling Troupe, Amateur Radio Club, Black Student Union, Bulldogs for Donating Life, Child Life Student Association, Elite Modeling Troupe, and International Student Association.

Greek life also has a strong presence in the campus. Students can be a part of the several fraternities or sororities, governed by the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Council. The Greek organizations include Acacia Fraternity, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Theta, Gamma Beta Phi, Gamma Phi Nu, Kappa Omicron Nu, Omicron Delta Kappa Omicron Delta Kappa, and Sigma Kappa Sorority.

The Office of Disability Services is committed to help students with documented disabilities. It provides accommodation facilities and several other support services. LA Tech also offers counseling services to students facing issues in their personal and professional life. There is also a career center that offers career related services to the students. This includes help with choosing the right career, resume drafting services, interview tips, job hunting strategies, and placement services.

Media and Publications:

The Tech Talk is the official student-operated newspaper of LA Tech. It has been published every Thursday for the past 86 years.

WLPI-AM is the local radio station; and Louisiana TechTV is the official student-operated television station.

Campus Facilities:

The Prescott Memorial Library at LA Tech offers more than 415,000 items, circulated through the library’s physical holdings or inter-library databases. It houses a range of books, reference materials, journals, magazines, online sources and more. Student Center houses several rooms for conference needs. The rooms are equipped with modern equipments such as slide projector, VCR & monitor, and overhead projector.

Louisiana Tech offers housing facilities ranging from traditional dormitories to apartment-style complexes. The residence halls are well-equipped with modern facilities and services for the convenience of the students. Residence halls for men include Cottingham Hall, Graham Hall, Mitchell Hall and Pearce Hall. The residence halls for women are Adams Hall, Aswell Hall, Dudley Hall, and Harper Hall. Some of the apartment-style complexes are Caruthers Common, Kidd Common, Sutton Common, and Thatcher Common.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

Louisiana Tech’s athletic department fields over 15 varsity NCAA Division I sports teams. It is a member of the Western Athletic Conference. The men’s sports teams are nicknamed as Bulldogs and women sports teams are called Lady Techsters. Their colors are red and Columbia blue. Some of the sports facilities at LA Tech are Jim Mize Track and Field Complex, Lambright Bowling Alley, Lady Techster Soccer Field, and Louisiana Tech Tennis Complex.

Alumni

  • Muse Watson, eminent actor
  • Michael McCallister, noted businessman
  • Leon Barmore, men’s basketball player
  • Rodney Alexander, noted politician
  • Wayne Watson, eminent music performer

Bibliography

  • Louisiana Tech University. 2011.
  • Gould, Philip. Louisiana Tech University. Harmony House Publishers, 1992. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 8th in Louisiana and 500th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Louisiana and 338th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 30 0.26
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 8 0.07

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (high research activity)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2205

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1318th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,506 $5,506 $16,645
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,796 $1,796 $1,796
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $304 $304 $768
FT Graduate Tuition $5,878 $5,878 $14,494
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,766 $1,766 $1,766
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $318 $318 $677
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $18,927 $18,927 $30,066
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $19,215 $19,215 $30,354
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $12,801 $12,801 $23,940

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,896 $6,574 $5,896 $6,574 $13,021 $15,196
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,800(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $5,265 $6,324
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,429(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,425 $6,186
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,744(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,699(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$20
Graduate Application Fee$40
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 5,077 (2,995 male / 2,082 female)
Admitted 3,424 (2,020 male / 1,404 female)
Admission rate 67%
First-time Enrollment 1,552 (916 male / 636 female)
FT Enrollment 1,506 (883 male / 623 female)
PT Enrollment 46 (33 male / 13 female)
Total Enrollment11,015

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Conference USA
NCAA Basketball Conference Conference USA
NCAA Baseball Conference Conference USA
NCAA Track & Field Conference Conference USA

ACT Test Admission

536th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 93%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 27
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 25
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 26

SAT Test Admission

486th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 4%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 450 / 590
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 490 / 600
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 940 / 1190

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity2,452
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$2,670
Board Fee$2,760

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 191 241 20 19 7 1,169 190 1,842
Accounting 11 5 1 27 1 45
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Agricultural Business and Management, General 8 2 10
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Teacher Education 3 3
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 7 2 9
Animal Sciences, General 1 18 2 21
Architecture 6 1 1 12 20
Architecture and Related Services, Other 1 20 3 24
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 3 10 13
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 1 5 6 1 13
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 7 1 11 1 20
Biological and Physical Sciences 12 2 1 15
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 9 15 2 1 58 7 93
Business Administration and Management, General 3 13 1 2 50 5 74
Business Teacher Education 1 1
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics 3 1 2 8 4 18
Chemical Engineering 5 1 1 15 1 23
Chemistry, General 1 10 2 13
Civil Engineering, General 6 1 14 4 25
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 4 1 5 10
Community Psychology 5 5 10
Computer Science 25 1 1 1 4 3 35
Computer Teacher Education
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 18 20
Consumer Economics 6 6
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 16 47 10 73
Curriculum and Instruction 4 11 15
Dietetics/Dietitian 3 1 35 3 42
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4 1 1 16 3 26
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 1 1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness 1 1
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 7 6 13
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 4 2 23 3 32
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 4 8 13
Elementary Education and Teaching 9 1 41 4 55
Engineering, General 33 1 2 36
Engineering, Other 3 5 2 10
Engineering/Industrial Management 11 2 3 8 2 26
English Language and Literature, General 3 1 13 17
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 2 1 3
Environmental Science 5 12 17
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 3 3 6
Finance, General 6 3 18 1 28
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 16 17
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 2 2 4
Forestry, General 9 2 11
French Language and Literature 2 2
General Studies 1 28 1 78 31 139
Geography 2 2
Geography, Other 1 9 10
Graphic Design 1 16 2 19
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 3 4 7 3 17
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1 4 5 10
History, General 1 2 1 16 2 22
Human Development and Family Studies, General 4 2 22 1 29
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 1 2 3
Industrial Engineering 5 3 1 8 2 19
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2 8 1 2 18 5 37
Interior Architecture 1 6 1 8
Journalism 2 3 3 3 11
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1 8 9
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 7 42 9 58
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 1 16 3 20
Management Information Systems, General 3 10 1 21 2 37
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 24 3 28
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 3 4
Mathematics, General 8 12 1 21
Mechanical Engineering 5 8 2 41 6 62
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education 1 1 2
Music, General 3 3
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 7 1 8
Organizational Leadership
Photography 1 7 3 11
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 2 11 1 15
Physics, General 2 3 1 6
Political Science and Government, General 1 1 9 4 15
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 1 1 2
Psychology, General 7 34 2 43
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 1 47 10 60
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
Secondary Education and Teaching 4 1 24 1 31
Social Studies Teacher Education 2 2
Sociology 1 11 1 1 14 11 39
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General 5 5
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 10 2 13
Speech Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 2 12 14
Systems Engineering 4 4
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 2 10 12
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Telecommunications Engineering 5 1 14 3 23

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1595th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $66,944 ($71,547 male / $55,978 female)
Number of FT Faculty 374 (235 male / 139 female)
Number of PT Faculty 451
FT Faculty Ratio 0.8 : 1
Total Benefits $9,852,747
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