Tech ranked best among state’s public universities by Washington Monthly

Sep 15, 2009 | General News

Louisiana Tech University has achieved the state’s highest ranking among public colleges and universities, according to Washington Monthly’s 2009 National College Rankings.

Washington Monthly’s rakings are based on a school’s contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

“This ranking by Washington Monthly is further evidence that Louisiana Tech University is recognized as one of the region’s premier academic and research universities,” says Louisiana Tech President Dan Reneau.

“I believe that the strength and the breadth of our contributions, as an institution, are undeniable. It’s rewarding to see that the efforts of our faculty and staff are being acknowledged on a national scale.”

Louisiana Tech, Louisiana State University, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and the University of New Orleans were the only public institutions in the state to make the 2009 Best Colleges list.

According to the editors of Washington Monthly, their college rankings are unique in that they don’t ask what colleges do necessarily for the individual, but what colleges are doing for the good of the nation.

“As I have said many times before, the heartbeat of this university is its people. Our faculty and staff continue to produce high quality people who will ultimately determine the future of our state and our nation.”



Written by Dave Guerin