Student Achievement Data

Five-Year Strategic Plan

Louisiana Tech University submits a five-year strategic plan to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

Operational Plan

Each year Louisiana Tech University submits an Operational Plan to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. Targets are created for items such as enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. Please click the items below to review the plans and results:

Time to Degree

The Louisiana Board of Regents provides an overview of each University’s time to degree for First Postsecondary Award Baccalaureate Degree. Please click the links below to review how Louisiana Tech University compares to other institutions in the state.

College of Education

The College of Education at Louisiana Tech University is one of the five colleges comprising Louisiana Tech University. The mission of the College traces back to the origins of Louisiana Tech in 1894, where the preparation of teachers was a mission of the institution. Today, the College of Education consists of three separate departments (Curriculum and Instruction, Kinesiology, and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences) awarding thirty-five different academic degrees ranging from the baccalaureate to the doctoral levels.

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership is a community of researchers and practitioners transforming educational experiences for a better world. They offer a variety of career options for those interested in teaching. Traditional and alternative certification pathways include elementary grades PK-3 and 1-5, secondary grades 6-12, and special education. See Praxis exam results.

Faculty members are nationally known for publications, research, presentations, and exemplifying best practices in teaching and learning. All teacher education programs have been approved by the Louisiana Department of Education, Louisiana Board of Regents, and CAEP. Faculty are interested in knowing their advisees and in providing quality counseling as needed for all teacher education candidates. The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership offers a number of Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral programs. Currently, the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership offers a Masters of Education in Curriculum Instruction and in Educational Leadership. In addition, the Department offers the Ed.D. in Education Leadership with concentrations in Higher Education Administration and Educational Leadership.

The Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences offers degree programs at all levels. In addition to the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, the department offers master’s degrees in counseling and guidance and industrial-organizational psychology, and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology and industrial-organizational psychology. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Counseling Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and embodies a balanced training experience designed to train professional psychologists in the scientist-practitioner model. The primary goal of the program is to produce professional psychologists who are competent in both research and professional practice. See Student Achievement data. The Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). See Student Achievement data

College of Liberal Arts

As part of Louisiana Tech University, the College of Liberal Arts is committed to the University’s dedication to quality in teaching, in research and creative activity, and in public service: First and foremost, the College of Liberal Arts seeks to support the mission of Louisiana Tech University in maintaining “a faculty committed to teaching and advising, a student-oriented faculty dedicated to preparing students to achieve their goals in a rapidly changing economic and civic environment… a faculty that will through both theoretical and applied research and creative activities, contribute to the development of new knowledge, new art, and new technology.”

With 5 distinct schools (Communication, Design, History and Social Sciences, Literature and Language, and Performing Arts) and the Department of Professional Aviation, the College of Liberal Arts is the most diverse college in the university. Student achievement data can be viewed by the success of students in programs such as the BS in Professional Aviation.

The Department of Professional Aviation is a member of the University Aviation Association and is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International. They maintain the highest academic standards and keep abreast of the latest in technologies and needs of the aviation industry. FAA certificates and ratings are available to Louisiana Tech students including the Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, and Certified Instrument Flight Instructor. In 2017, the Department of Professional Aviation integrated a new fleet of 12 Cessna Skyhawk and Piper Arrow aircraft and one Advanced Aviation Training Device. The Department conducts both ground, simulator, and flight training year-round. Flight operations are headquartered at the Ruston Regional Airport in the Louisiana Tech Flight Operations building. They maintain aviation management cooperative agreements with the Louisiana Airport Managers Association and many Fixed-Based Operators in the region. Their links with industry are accomplished by internship programs with numerous major air carriers, regional airlines, corporate aviation, and government organizations as well as maintaining close contacts with their alumni. The graduate placement rate in both degree programs has been 100% for the past 11 years.

The master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology and the doctoral program in Audiology (Au.D.) also provide examples of student success. Both graduate programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. The M.A. in Speech Language Pathology provides the education and training of future speech-language pathologists who will be prepared to function in a variety of professional settings. See Student Achievement data. The Au.D. program is a clinically-focused professional doctoral program that provides an academic and clinical foundation for professionals who provide a wide range of services to children and adults with auditory impairments. See Student Achievement data.

College of Applied and Natural Sciences

The College of Applied and Natural Sciences (ANS) at Louisiana Tech University provides students with skills that will help them succeed in the workplace and beyond. Faculty and staff are focused on student success, and they help our students to learn critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills, to conduct research and inquiry, and then to communicate their scientific advances in an effective manner.

Through service to local, state, national, and global communities, ANS students, faculty, and staff seek to increase the University’s impact on our world.

In 2016, ANS celebrated its 20th anniversary. The College was born from a merger of the College of Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology. More than 1,800 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in the College.

Student success in programs such as BS in Medical Technology develop and perform a broad range of laboratory tests which are essential to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases. They consult with other professionals concerning the medical significance of these procedures. The Medical Technology curriculum is designed for students who are preparing for careers as clinical specialists who design, perform, evaluate, and supervise biological, chemical, and other clinically related tests. Job opportunities for these specialists exist in hospitals, clinics, research facilities, industries, and educational institutions. Student Achievement data for the Medical Technology program is provided in the form of pass rates on the Certification Examination.

The School of Human Ecology’s mission is to explore and enhance the human experience through the context of families, nutrition, and merchandising. With a focus on promoting diversity and sustainability in a globalizing and ever-changing world, they endeavor to create competent and engaged professionals, contribute to scholarly research, and partner with and provide services for the community. The School of Human Ecology houses one graduate program in Nutrition and Dietetics, one graduate certificate program in Dietetics, a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship, and three undergraduate programs: Family and Child Studies, Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies, and Nutrition and Dietetics. See Student Achievement data representing enrollment, retention, graduation, and licensing/certification performance indicators for the School of Human Ecology over the most recent five-year reporting periods.

Louisiana Tech Nursing graduates are highly recruited and are practicing in multiple nursing roles throughout the world. Our program is an award-winning one based on our commitment to selecting, retaining, and educating future nurses, our innovation in nursing education, and our encouragement of faculty and student involvement in professional organizations. We are committed to excellence in the education of students of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. Tech’s educational environment fosters critical thinking achieved through interaction of faculty with students, is responsive to community needs, is cognizant of regional and national trends in health care delivery, and recognizes its responsibility for research and scholarly activity and service. The Louisiana Nurses Foundation selected our Division of Nursing as the 2017 Nursing School of the Year for Undergraduate Programs. This program, accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging yet supportive community of learners. See Student Achievement data.

College of Business

Outstanding faculty and opportunities created through partnerships with business professionals, economic development engines, and local, state, and national business communities.

The School of Accountancy at Louisiana Tech University is one of the oldest and most respected accounting programs in Louisiana. Louisiana Tech is one of the few institutions worldwide that have a separately accredited accounting program from the AACSB. In fact, they were one of the first accounting-accredited programs in the United States, the very first in Louisiana. Moreover, the successful placement of Tech’s graduates through the years continues to give our graduates an edge over others because of the strong relationships they have with accounting firms and the corporate world. Our overall quality is measured in the success of our graduates. As such, one measure of our success is the pass rate on the Certified Public Accountants exam.

The School of Accountancy at Louisiana Tech University is a charter member of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy and currently holds full membership in this organization. The school is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service for the benefit of their students, the public, and other constituencies. Rich tradition, pride, reputation for quality, success, and a superior education are ways to describe Tech’s School of Accountancy, all within a public university with a friendly, private-college atmosphere.