Louisiana Tech named safest college in state

May 4, 2020 | General News, Rankings, Students

Louisiana Tech University has been named the safest university in the State of Louisiana, according to rankings from, a partner of SafeStreets, which provides the information needed to build a safer home environment. evaluated the safety of a college campus based on a combination of these factors: 

  • Violent crimes per 10,000 people 
  • Property crimes per 10,000 people
  • Hate crimes per 10,000 people 
  • Number of Violent Against Women Act (VAWA) offenses per 10,000 people 

“When soon-to-be high school grads decide which college to attend, location, sports, and Greek life are huge factors,” the report said. “But for college students planning for that first year away from home, safety should play an equally important role. Incoming freshmen can feel better entering college when they know their campus has crime prevention measures and crisis management systems in place to ensure lower crime rates.”

Data was compiled from the U.S. Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security report and the FBI’s 2018 Uniform Crime Report. This is the fourth year for the survey.