Tech Named Best College in Louisiana
Louisiana Tech University was rated the best university in the state of Louisiana by BestColleges.com in its 2018 Best Colleges rankings.
In its rankings, BestColleges.com analyzes admissions and retention data, alongside costs and student loan rates. The focus on academic quality and affordability features an analysis that is valuable for prospective students and their families who are often focused on a university’s return on tuition investment.
“This ranking reinforces the value of our complete commitment to student success in every part of the University,” said Dr. Les Guice, Louisiana Tech president. “It also recognizes that our students have the opportunity to become trailblazers in their careers and communities, and our innovative faculty and staff empower them to achieve their goals.”
In addition, the site named Louisiana Tech as the Best Online University in Louisiana for 2018.
In its online college rankings, BestColleges.com cited Louisiana Tech’s wealth of online offerings, including the bachelor’s degree in health informatics and information management and online master’s degree programs.
“We will continue to offer an unparalleled educational experience for all our students, both in the traditional classroom and in our online programs,” Guice said. “BestColleges.com recognized that Louisiana Tech offers challenging programs and a supportive environment for our students.”
For its rankings, BestColleges.com compares colleges on academic quality, affordability, and in-online excellence. The rankings use data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics.
“Our goal is to objectively assess relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities,” the rankings site said. “Schools featured in our rankings demonstrate a commitment to high-quality education for their students.”