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The 4-1-1 on Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech knows that you are cut out for more than the four walls of a classroom. With an emphasis on teaming faculty, students and the community, Louisiana Tech professors cross traditional teaching boundaries to engage you in hands-on learning. You will join a vibrant group of students who thrive in a challenging environment.

Make your mark at Tech and see where your degree can take you!

Founded: 1894
Location: Ruston, LA
Type: Four-year selective admissions research university awarding bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.
Mission: As a selective admissions, comprehensive public university, Louisiana Tech is committed to quality in teaching, research, creative activity, public service, and economic development. Louisiana Tech maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, community of learners. Louisiana Tech provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success.
Total Enrollment: 11,014 students from 44 states and 65 countries.
Freshman Class: 1,307
Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Average Freshman ACT: 24.5
Academic Calendar: Quarter system awarding semester hours. Three quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring) equals two semesters at other universities.
Affordability: Approximately 71% of students receive some form of financial assistance. Tuition for Fall 2013 is $7,302 for state residents (9-month calendar) and $18,441 for out-of-state students (based on 10 hours per quarter - excludes summer school).
Varsity Sports: 16 varsity sports competing in NCAA Division I - Conference USA.
Campus Community: Louisiana Tech's pedestrian-friendly campus centers around the Quad with its shady trees and the Lady of the Mist fountain. Ruston, a friendly southern town of approximately 22,000 is home to parks, lakes, and world-class mountain biking trails.


Visit the Office of Institutional Research for data on degrees conferred by college and major, freshman statistics (gender, race, ACT score), enrollment data (gender, age, race, declared major, etc.), faculty data (gender, race, percent doctoral, etc.), and facilities data.

Contact Lori Theis, Director of Institutional Research at 318.257.2238 or ltheis@latech.edu.