USNWR places Tech on list for 10th consecutive year
U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) has ranked Louisiana Tech University as one of the best National Universities for the 10th straight year, according to its 2021 Best Colleges list. Louisiana Tech was ranked second among public universities in the State of Louisiana.
Louisiana Tech was also ranked No. 174 on the USNWR list of Top Public Schools.
Princeton University retained the No. 1 spot on the National Universities list followed by Harvard University. Columbia University was ranked No. 3, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University tied for No. 4.
“The work we do and the investments that we make in education today will determine the opportunities for economic prosperity and quality of life tomorrow in our region and state,” said Tech President Dr. Les Guice. “People on our campus share their resources, share their talents, and share their ideas to accomplish things that others cannot. This is a testament to our commitment to excellence, to our students, and to the mission of this institution as well as our faculty’s commitment to make a difference in the world.”
Tech’s Colleges continue to earn national recognition in the USNWR rankings. This year, College of Business undergraduate programs were ranked No. 235 in the country.
“Students in the College of Business are taught to be critical thinkers who can leverage technology to its fullest and lead innovation in any organization,” said Dr. Chris Martin, Dean of the College of Business. “We’re proud that our programs continue to be recognized among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. This is a testament to our strong academic programs and engaged faculty who ensure our students are prepared to make an impact on the world.”
Engineering programs in the College of Engineering and Science (COES) were ranked No. 145 in the nation, and the College’s Computer Science programs were ranked No. 210 in the nation.
“I’m pleased that U.S. News has recognized our Computer Science and Engineering programs,” said Dr. Hisham Hegab, Dean of the College of Engineering and Science. COES faculty and staff work tirelessly to deliver innovative, hands-on opportunities to students enrolled in our courses, and these programs provide real-world experience that prepares graduates for jobs in industrial, government, and academic sectors.”
USNWR assessed more than 1,400 four-year colleges and universities across the country on 17 measures of academic quality. Based on categories developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, “National Universities” include institutions that offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and PhD programs, and emphasize faculty research.