Student Achievement Data

Five-Year Strategic Plan—Alignment with the Board of Regents’ Master Plan

The Louisiana Board of Regents has developed goals and metrics for higher education institutions that align with their Master Plan. All nine institutions in University of Louisiana System submit a similar five‑year strategic plan (i.e., same goals and metrics); however, each institution develops its own targets.

Operational Plan—Alignment with the Board of Regents’ Master Plan

Each year, Louisiana Tech University submits an Operational Plan that identifies if targets have been met and targets for the next cycle of assessment to the University of Louisiana System, Louisiana Board of Regents, and the Louisiana Division of Administration.

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.

Graduation, Retention, and Transfer Rates

The graduation, retention, and transfer rates are available on the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning website.

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 2021, ANS celebrated its 25th anniversary. The College was born from a merger of the College of Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology. More than 1,600 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in the College. Student success in programs such as BS in Medical Laboratory Science (formerly 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 Laboratory Science 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 Laboratory Science 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.

Registered nurses are in demand and Louisiana Tech Nursing graduates are highly recruited and practicing in a wide range of specialty areas. Our program is an award-winning one based on our commitment to excellence, supportive culture, and innovative approaches to meet the changing healthcare demands. Louisiana Tech Nursing received number 1 national ranking by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in 2018 and best RN program in the State of Louisiana for 2019 by registerednursing.org. 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

The College of Business is one of five colleges within the University, and offers eight undergraduate degree programs in addition to the master of business administration, master of accountancy, doctor of business administration, and several certificate programs. The College has been accredited by AACSB International since 1955, when the School of Business Administration was one of 78 schools of business in the United States to become members of the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business. The MBA program was initially accredited in 1978, and the School of Accountancy was among the initial 20 schools receiving separate Accounting accreditation and the first in Louisiana.

Through market-responsive academic programs, impactful scholarship, and a student-focused culture, Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business graduates and academic leaders who are innovative, entrepreneurially minded, and analytically and technologically skilled for a globally competitive marketplace. Building on a vibrant community of life-long learners, our graduates are prepared to positively impact business and society. A focus on technology and innovation serves as a central theme of the College, interwoven throughout the business curricula and co-curricular activities. The College of Business prepares the next generation of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders who bridge the world of technology and business. In addition, the College serves as the engine of economic development along the I-20 corridor.

For more than 75 years, the College of Business has crafted and prepared the minds of some of the nation’s premier academic and business leaders. The College of Business offers students state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology, and innovative learning environments that provide hands-on experiences in each of our eight majors. Most importantly, students learn to leverage technology in business to its fullest and how to lead innovation in any organization.

The College prides itself on educating, advising, and preparing our students in every capacity possible for successful entry into the job market and equipping them with the tools to thrive in their careers. Placement rates for College of Business undergraduate and graduate students can be found here and enrollment/retention data can be found here.

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, and 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; however, due to the changeover to a new examination format, no further data will be available for the Certified Public Accountants exam until 2025 per NASBA.

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.

College of Education and Human Sciences

The College of Education and Human Sciences 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 and Human Sciences 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 the College of Education and Human Sciences Assessment and Accreditation for Student Achievement Data.

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.

College of Engineering and Science

The Louisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Science offers an exciting environment and an integrated approach to both education and research that allows students, faculty and staff to innovate within their fields. We consider the success of our students the primary standard for our success and are constantly evaluating our curricula to ensure that students have valuable workforce skills by graduation.

The College of Engineering and Science consists of eight engineering programs, two engineering technology programs, and four science programs. The College offers undergraduate degree programs in each of these areas, as well as graduate degrees in engineering and science at both the master and doctoral level. The College’s research is focused through six centers: the Center for Applied Physics Studies, the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science, the Center for Secure Cyberspace, the Institute for Micromanufacturing, the Integrated STEM Education Research Center and the Trenchless Technology Center. Our College is ranked by US News and World Report as one of the best engineering programs in the nation.

The college has over 2,600 enrolled students in the degree programs that are offered. (See enrollment and graduation data.) Our vibrant student organizations have won national awards for their programs, outreach activities, and designs, and we were one of the first programs to establish a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholar Program. Our graduates enjoy excellent placement outcomes with nearly 90% placement in relevant industrial positions or graduate schools within nine months of their graduation.

We continue to offer pioneering degree programs, including the first B.S. in Cyber Engineering in the nation and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology. Our Masters in Engineering and Technology Management program is available online and has been recognized multiple times in top 10 lists for best values among engineering management programs. We have just opened a new 128,800 square foot, Integrated Engineering and Science Building, dedicated to project-based learning for engineering and science majors.

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.”

The College of Liberal Arts, through its course offerings and dedicated faculty, provides students with the critical and creative thinking, communication skills, and cultural literacy that are the hallmark of a highly educated person. Whenever possible the College of Liberal Arts emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches as a means to show the inherent connectedness between all forms of knowledge and to prepare students for the rapidly changing economic, political, social, and cultural environment of the 21st century.

With five distinct schools, the College of Liberal Arts serves students by offering a variety of classes in the traditional fields of the humanities, pre-professional programs, like Speech-Language Pathology or Architecture, and a host of degrees in the creative and performing arts. We also offer a variety of graduate-level programs at the master’s level as well as a Doctor of Audiology degree.

Our undergraduate programs prepare students for advanced training in professional schools, including law and medicine, as well as a wide range of career opportunities in business, media and publishing, non-profit organizations, government, social work, and the arts. Our graduate programs offer advanced degrees in specialized fields in the liberal arts and for professional certification. Visit our home page to explore all the College of Liberal Arts has to offer.

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. In June 2021 the department added a second 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.