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Located in Ruston, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech University is a public institution. The surrounding location of Ruston is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

84 Undergraduate Degrees
207 Graduate Degrees
$19,301 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
65% Acceptance Rate

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Louisiana Tech University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Louisiana Tech has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#95 Most Popular Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Louisiana Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#32 Most Popular Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Louisiana Tech has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#12 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#19 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#67 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#79 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#88 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual

Where Is Louisiana Tech University?

Location of Louisiana Tech University

Contact details for Louisiana Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1310 West Railroad Avenue, Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318-257-2000

How Do I Get Into Louisiana Tech?

You can apply to Louisiana Tech online at:

Admission Requirements for Louisiana Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript recommended
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Louisiana Tech?

65% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Louisiana Tech is 65%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to Louisiana Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 540. Math scores were between 430 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 440 to 540 )

SAT Math Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 430 to 560 )
Louisiana Tech received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 22 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 22 to 27 )

Can I Afford Louisiana Tech University?

$19,301 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Louisiana Tech is $19,301. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Louisiana Tech, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $5,633 a year. That adds up to $22,532 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Louisiana Tech is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Louisiana Tech University Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,131 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,289 undergraduate students at Louisiana Tech, with 8,131 being full-time and 2,158 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Louisiana Tech

There are also 1,221 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,131 full-time undergraduates at Louisiana Tech, 55% are male and 45% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Louisiana Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Louisiana Tech University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Louisiana Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 123
Black or African American 984
Hispanic or Latino 338
White 5,800
International Students 176
Other Races/Ethnicities 710

Geographic Diversity

Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Louisiana Tech University. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 71 countries are represented at Louisiana Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Louisiana Tech University

271 Took All Classes Online
1,749 Took At Least One Class Online
-18.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at Louisiana Tech. In 2017-2018, 1,749 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Louisiana Tech has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 9th most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Louisiana Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Louisiana Tech University was -18.5%. This is the #1,885 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Louisiana Tech regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Louisiana Tech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Louisiana Tech ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Louisiana Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Secondary Education #74
General Special Education #149
Curriculum & Instruction #157
Curriculum & Instruction #157
Special Education #221
General Educational Leadership & Administration #231
Educational Administration #296
Teacher Education Grade Specific #350

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Louisiana Tech University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 58 47 10 115
Elementary Education 36 0 19 0 55
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 37 0 37
Secondary Education 18 0 14 0 32
Early Childhood Education 19 0 4 0 23
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness 0 11 1 0 12
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 11 0 0 0 11
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 0 0 4 0 4
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 1 1 2
General Special Education 0 0 0 0 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 0 0 0 0 0
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist 0 0 0 0 0
Social Studies Education 0 0 0 0 0
Adult & Continuing Education 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 84 69 127 11 291


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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