Students rate Louisiana Tech above national average for college services, academics

Jul 20, 2009 | General News

Louisiana Tech University students have rated the institution above the national average and higher than the University of Louisiana System (ULS) average in areas such as support services, academics, and admissions, according to ACT’s 2009 Student Opinion Survey.

The survey was administered to over 1,200 randomly-selected Tech students during the spring 2009 quarter.

“The results of this survey confirm to me that our students are getting a private school educational experience at a public school price,” says Mrs. Pamela Ford, dean of enrollment management and marketing & public relations at Louisiana Tech.

Student opinions regarding support services included academic advising, personal counseling, career planning, recreational and intramural, tutoring (college-sponsored), financial aid, registration, billing and fee payment processes, and college orientation.

Academic characteristics such as the institution’s testing/grading system, course content within the major field, attitude of faculty toward the students, variety of courses offered, class sizes relative to the type of course, and the availability of the students’ advisors were also evaluated.

“The survey results confirm that the University’s faculty and administration are committed to academic quality and student success,” says Dr. Kenneth Rea, Louisiana Tech’s vice president for academic affairs. “Our students recognize the value of their educational experience at Louisiana Tech.”

Inquiries regarding admissions services included the availability of financial aid information and accuracy of college information before the student’s enrolled, and the overall quality of college catalog and admission/recruitment publications.

Louisiana Tech also rated high in general characteristics such as concern for its students as individuals, opportunities for personal involvement in campus activities, religious activities and programs, and the students’ overall opinion of the institution.


Written by Dave Guerin