Louisiana Tech University

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Louisiana Tech University, more commonly referred to by locals as Louisiana Tech, is a public university based in the city of Ruston, Louisiana. The university is a co-ed institution, one of the largest research universities in the State of Louisiana, and one of just a handful of comprehensive research institutions in the country. According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Louisiana Tech is a “high research activity” institution. The university is involved in hundreds of ongoing research projects, many of which are funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the United States Department of Defense (DoD).

U.S. News & World Report has designated Louisiana Tech as a Tier 1 university; it is the only Tier 1 higher education institution within the University of Louisiana System. As one of Louisiana’s premier higher education institutions, Louisiana Tech is the only institution to have been named by the National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Research. While Louisiana Tech has a large number of nationally recognized academic departments, it is best-known for its superb engineering programs.

Louisiana Tech was founded in 1894 as the Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana, a segregated institution dedicated to education in the arts and sciences, with the ultimate goal of helping to rebuild the State of Louisiana. Just a short time after its founding, the college’s name was changed to Louisiana Industrial Institute (a trade school), and then again a few years later to Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (an advanced technical institute). As the institution continued to grow and evolve, it eventually became a four-year university, Louisiana Technical University.

Total annual enrollment at Louisiana Tech is roughly 11,600, which includes 2,400 graduate students and 9,200 undergraduate students. Associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees are granted through five academic schools and colleges. Louisiana Tech has a total of 5 campuses and training centers, all located in Louisiana. These include the main campus in Ruston, Louisiana; Barksdale Air Force Base, an ROTC detachment; Louisiana Tech University in Shreveport; and the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City.

Academics

Through its six academic colleges, Louisiana Tech awards associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in various fields of study, including business, health services, agriculture, arts, sciences, psychology, and engineering, among others. It also offers doctoral degrees in audiology and computational analysis, as well as various branches of psychology, business, and engineering.

General Information

Admission Office
Box 3178
Ruston, LA 71272
(318) 257-3036
(800) 528-3241
Fax: (318) 257-2499
[email protected]
Contact: Jan Albritton
Director of Admissions, College of Basic and Career Studies
Main Address
PO Box 3168 Tech Station
Ruston, LA 71272
(318) 257-0211
www.latech.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 8,618

Setting
Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $20
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 65%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business B
Animal Sciences B

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B
Interior Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education of Speech Impaired B
Elementary Education B
French Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Nanosystems Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Civil Engineering/Technology B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Medical Records Administration B
Medical Records Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Forest Resources Production B
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Social Sciences
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving
Air Transportation B
Aviation Management B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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