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LeTourneau University

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LeTourneau University was founded in 1946 as LeTourneau Technical Institute to meet the educational needs of returning veterans. The main campus encompasses 162 acres in the city of Longview. There are over 1,300 undergraduates at the Longview campus and nearly 3,200 students enrolled across all programs, campuses, and the distance education program.


Branch campuses and locations include the Austin Education Center, the Bedford Education Center, the Dallas Education Center, the Houston Education Center, the Tyler Education Center, Lee College in Baytown, San Jacinto College North Campus in Houston, Texas State Technical College in Harlingen, and Trinity Valley College in Athens.

Vision Statement

LeTourneau’s vision statement states, “Claiming every workplace in every nation as their mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life’s work as a holy calling with eternal impact.”


The academic focus at LeTourneau is weighted towards aeronautics, engineering, computer science, education, and business. Academic departments include Aeronautical Science, Engineering, Education, Business, and the Arts & Sciences. Degrees offered include as associates in Criminal Justice and Interdisciplinary Studies, bachelor degrees in Business, Human Services, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Psychology. Master’s degrees include Business Administration, Counseling, Education, Psychology, Science in Engineering, and Strategic Leadership. Students may also earn a Texas teacher certification. The graduate placement rate is over 90% overall and 93% for the Aeronautical Science program.

Graduate Studies

LeTourneau’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GAPS) specializes in accelerated programs for working adults who wish to earn a degree while continuing to work and fulfill other major life responsibilities.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Admissions to LeTourneau are competitive. Candidates are evaluated on academic record, test scores, recommendations, character, leadership, and Christian values. The average GPA of incoming students is 3.55, the average SAT score is 1615, and the average ACT score is 24. Admissions are made on a rolling basis, so it is in a candidate’s best interest to apply as early as possible.

Appropriate candidates are expected to prepare for college with four units of English; three unites of algebra, including one unit of geometry; three units of a natural science, three units of history and/or government; one unit of computer science; and one unit of a foreign language. Students wishing to major in engineering or mathematics should take an additional unit of pre-calculus or trigonometry, while students majoring in the liberal arts should take an additional two units of foreign language.

Students who fall just below LeTourneau’s admissions standards but otherwise show promise as students may be admitted into the Academic Intervention and Mentoring (AIM) Program. AIM program students receive an in-depth orientation prior to their first year of school and are assisted by tutors and counsellors as they find their feet at the university

Financial Aid

In addition to the wide range of state and federal financial aid options available to college and university students in Texas, LeTourneau offers several of their own need- and merit-based scholarships.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3080th for the average student loan amount.
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LeTourneau boasts of a diverse student population. Roughly 65% of students are European American, 22% are African American, 8% are Latino American, and 2% are Asian American. About 70% of the student body is male and 30% is female. Just over half of the student body come from the state of Texas; the other half come from around the United States and the world.

Clubs and Organizations

There are more than 50 student organizations on the CSCC campuses to meet the personal and professional interests of a wide range of students. Groups include Americanos Para Cristo, Habitat for Humanity, Juggling Club, Paintball Club, International Justice Mission, LeTourneau University Tea Enthusiasts Association, Nursing Home Ministries, STING Precision Flight Team, and Women in Aviation International. The Student Government Association is the voice of the student body in administrative and other public matters.

The Yellow Jacket Activities Council (YAC) plans a wide variety of activities for the student body throughout the year, including an annual Film Festival, movies, concerts, and a traditional hootenanny.

Living on Campus

LeTourneau has a wide range of residential halls and apartments, including those specifically for married students. Residential fees include a meal plan. The campus features a traditional buffet dining hall The Corner Café, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner weekdays and brunch and dinner on the weekends. Other dining options include the Late Night Grill, a taqueria called The Hive, and a coffee shop called Common Grounds.

Student Services

The Student Services office offers a wide range of support services to assist students in academic success. These services include academic counselling, career counselling, employment placement services, personal counselling, testing services, and disability services.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The athletic department at LeTourneau University is known as the Yellow Jackets. The Yellow Jackets compete in NCAA Division III and the American Southwest Conference. Men’s sports include soccer, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, and tennis. Women’s sports include soccer, golf, basketball, tennis, cross country, volleyball, and softball. In addition, about 85% of students participate in at least one of the 20 intramural sports on campus.

Local Community

Longview is two hours east of Dallas and an hour west of Shreveport, Louisiana. It is a city of around 150,000 people. Longview is home to the Great Texas Balloon Race and over a hundred places of worship.


The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.


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Information Summary

Ranks 17th in Texas and 566th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson 1 0.03
Burglary 1 0.03
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.03
Arrest 1 0.03

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 278 0.34
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 4 0.00
Forcible Rape 20 0.02
Robbery 110 0.13
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 819 1.00
Larceny 2,705 3.29
Vehicle theft 278 0.34

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
UndergraduateProfessions focus, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, more selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationInterdenominational
Congressional District4801

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 701st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $25,250 $25,250 $25,250
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $490 $490 $490
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $459 $459 $459
FT Graduate Tuition $12,222 $12,222 $12,222
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $581 $581 $581
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $38,775 $38,775 $38,775
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $40,189 $40,189 $40,189
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $29,745 $29,745 $29,745

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $23,590 $24,540 $23,590 $24,540 $23,590 $24,540
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,420 $1,470
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,680 $8,940
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,350 $2,474
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,785(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,688 $2,972
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,190 $2,474

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application FeeN/A
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 1,810 (1,006 male / 804 female)
Admitted 736 (482 male / 254 female)
Admission rate 41%
First-time Enrollment 335 (216 male / 119 female)
FT Enrollment 302 (207 male / 95 female)
PT Enrollment 33 (9 male / 24 female)
Total Enrollment2,729

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference American Southwest Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference American Southwest Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference American Southwest Conference

ACT Test Admission

143rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 66%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 29
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 23 / 28
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 30

SAT Test Admission

206th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 72%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 500 / 640
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 530 / 660
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1030 / 1300

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 Capacity1,283
Meals per Week19
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 10 118 55 3 3 466 54 713
Accounting 1 1 3 1 6
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician 4 10 1 15
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Air Traffic Controller 2 4 17 23
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 1 1 10 12
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 15 15
Bible/Biblical Studies 4 4
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 6 1 7
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4 4
Business Administration and Management, General 1 51 24 1 132 23 233
Business Teacher Education
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other 2 1 3
Civil Engineering, General 1 7 8
Clinical Psychology 2 3 1 6
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1
Computer Engineering, General 1 1
Computer Science 1 1
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 2 2
Criminology 1 1 1 4
Curriculum and Instruction 9 1 6 2 19
Developmental and Child Psychology 1 1
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 1 1
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 2 2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 13 1 1 12 27
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 15 2 17
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 1 3
Elementary Education and Teaching 25 16 1 76 5 123
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 1 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering, General 2 2
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General 2 1 3
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Finance, General 1 1 3 5
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 1 7 8
History Teacher Education
History, Other 1 1
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Services, General 5 1 12 2 20
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1 1
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 1 2 3
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 7 8
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 1
Mathematics and Computer Science 2 2
Mathematics, General 1 1
Mechanical Engineering 22 2 24
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 1
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 1 11 12
Metallurgical Engineering 4 4
Metallurgical Technology/Technician
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology 1 1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 5 11 2 18
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 1 1
Operations Management and Supervision
Physical Chemistry 4 4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Psychology, General 3 1 1 26 8 40
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 2 2
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 2 2
Transportation/Mobility Management
Welding Engineering Technology/Technician 1 6 7
Youth Ministry 2 1 3

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1305th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $70,590 ($71,842 male / $57,539 female)
Number of FT Faculty 99 (79 male / 20 female)
Number of PT Faculty 215
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $3,058,158

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