Louisiana Tech University is a member of the University of Louisiana System that primarily serves the citizens of North Louisiana, but its sphere-of-influence is international. Louisiana Tech is categorized by the Southern Regional Education Board as a Four-Year University, and is accredited by the the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaurate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Louisiana Tech University is ranked as a "First Tier" "National University" by U.S. News, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a high-activity research university.
A comprehensive public university, Louisiana Tech is committed to the triumvirate of quality teaching, research and creative activity, and public service. A selective admissions university, Louisiana Tech offers a broad range of fully accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees to qualified students in Louisiana, the region, the nation, and across the globe.
Recognizing that research and service are fundamental to its mission, Louisiana Tech recruits and retains faculty who perceive research and teaching as intertwined and complementary and who, through both theoretical and applied research and creative activities, contribute to the development of new knowledge, new art, and new technology.
At Louisiana Tech, the education of students is the highest priority. To this end, it recruits a faculty committed to teaching and advising, a student-oriented faculty dedicated to preparing students to achieve their goals in a rapidly changing economic and civic environment. The University provides extracurricular and athletic programs that foster and enrich the development of its students. In addition, it provides opportunities for interaction between students and the larger business/civic community. The University encourages its students to regard learning as a lifelong process.
Understanding the importance of giving back the community, Louisiana Tech has a deep commitment to its local community and civic obligations. Through on-campus learning, off-campus presences, outreach programs, and continuing education, the University enhances the quality of life and the economic development of the region, state, and nation.
Currently, Louisiana Tech enrolls over 11,000 students in a variety of programs from bachelor’s to doctoral. Admission to all programs, including at the undergraduate level, is selective. The University offers a number of non-academic features including all major Division I NCAA sports, extensive athletic and intramural facilities, outstanding theatrical and artistic offerings, and numerous on campus events found in a university that is primarily residential.
In all, Louisiana Tech University offers excellent teaching and research opportunities and provides an outstanding value in higher education.