NEWS ranks Louisiana Tech No. 1 in state in average mid-career salaries

Sep 22, 2016 | General News

— Louisiana Tech also ranks No. 57 in nation among public institutions, No. 81 in research universities —
Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University earn higher average mid-career salaries than graduates from any other public or private university in the state, according to’s 2016-2017 College Salary Report released Tuesday.
Fall Commencement 11/15/2014, Saturday, 11/15/2014, Ruston, LA, photo by Donny J Crowe, Copyright:Louisiana Tech University.All Rights Reserved.( 318-257-4854Louisiana Tech graduates, who have earned a bachelor’s degree as their highest degree, rank No. 1 in Louisiana with median mid-career salaries of $88,000.  Tech is followed in the rankings by graduates from Tulane University earning an average of $87,800 and Louisiana State University graduates earning $82,800.  Louisiana Tech also ranks No. 3 in the state for early-career salaries with graduates earning an average of $46,900.  The University of New Orleans was first in the early-career category with $47,700 followed by Louisiana State at $47,000.
In addition to leading the State of Louisiana, Louisiana Tech is ranked No. 57 in the nation in median mid-career earnings among public institutions and No. 81 in the nation in median earnings for graduates from research universities.
“We have a responsibility, as a national research university, to prepare our graduates to compete and to become leaders in their fields,” says Louisiana Tech President Les Guice.  “National rankings like this one from independent organizations like help to highlight the efforts of our faculty and staff, and how valued and sought after Louisiana Tech’s graduates have become.
“As we continue to recruit the best and brightest students to Louisiana Tech, we will continue to focus on our mission to provide them with an unparalleled educational experience that positions them for personal and professional success.” defines early career graduates as those who are employed full-time with five years of experience or less in their career or field, and who hold a bachelor’s degree and no higher degrees.  Mid-career graduates are employed full-time and have at least 10 years of experience in their career or field, and who hold a bachelor’s degree and no higher degrees.
According to, the 2016-2017 College Salary Report includes nearly 1,000 schools, which is representative of institutions that enroll nearly 75 percent of the estimated undergraduates in bachelor’s degree programs in the U.S.
Louisiana Tech’s No. 1 ranking from is preceded by recognition from MONEY’s 2016 Best Colleges Report which named Louisiana Tech as the state’s top institution.  Earlier this month, Louisiana Tech earned its sixth consecutive Tier One National University ranking from U.S. News & World Report.  Tech also received international recognition last month when Times Higher Education and World University Rankings identified Tech as one of 20 universities in the world and just one of nine universities in the U.S. that could “challenge the elite universities” and become globally renowned by the year 2030.
For the complete 2016-2017 College Salary Report, visit