Louisiana Tech University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Ruston, LA

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$10,065

Avg in-state tuition

$16,807

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Louisiana Tech University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Louisiana Tech University is a medium-sized public university located on a rural campus in Ruston, Louisiana. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,126, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 64%. The university offers 71 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 61%, and a student-faculty ratio of 23:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $10,065, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $16,807.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

64% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

81% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

61% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-28

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1060-1270

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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11k

Students enrolled

62%

Online student enrollment

23:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

White

71%

Black

11%

Unknown

6%

Hispanic

4%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

49%

Socio-economic diversity

30% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

16

Total Online Enrollment

6,885

Student Location Breakout

62% 38%

Percent of Programs Online

89% On-campus

11% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate Check Bold 33% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 4% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 22% online

Master's Check Bold 20% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

66%

State Grant Aid

79%

Institution Grant Aid

81%

Pell Grant

30%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $2,668
State Grant Aid $5,706
Institution Grant Aid $5,895
Pell Grant Aid $4,707

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$39k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.