Tech elevated to Tier 3 in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Aug 20, 2009 | General News

Louisiana Tech University has again been ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 Best Colleges report.

Louisiana Tech was elevated to Tier 3 in this year’s report and was ranked second only to LSU-Baton Rouge among Louisiana’s public institutions.

“I am pleased to see that our efforts and accomplishments are receiving national attention,” says Louisiana Tech President Dan Reneau. “The faculty and staff of Louisiana Tech should be proud of this recognition.”

Louisiana Tech also ranked in the top ten in the nation for graduating students with the least amount of debt.

Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a “national university,” Tech ranked #190 out of all U.S. colleges and universities.

Institutions are designated as a “national university” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. They offer a full range of undergraduate majors, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees; many strongly emphasizing research.

Other Tier 3 universities in the region include Texas Tech University, University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Oklahoma State University, and University of Alabama-Birmingham.

“I would put the efforts and accomplishments of our faculty and staff up against those of any of our peer institutions,” says Reneau.

“The heartbeat of this university is its people. Our faculty and staff continue to focus on the important task of producing leaders and innovators who will determine the future course for our state and our nation.”

Nearly 1,500 colleges and universities from around the country were surveyed for the 2010 Best Colleges rankings. Survey criteria included peer assessment, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rates, and alumni giving.


Written by Dave Guerin