Louisiana Tech University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Ruston, LA

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

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$6,401

Avg in-state tuition

$13,143

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 10,013, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 64%. The university offers 62 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 $6,401, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $13,143.

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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.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

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

Percent of Programs Online

88% On-campus

12% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate Check Bold 50% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 5% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 20% online

Master's Check Bold 23% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $6,401 $13,143
Graduate $5,416 $10,147

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,242
On-campus room and board $8,664
On-campus other expenses $3,876
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,225
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,025
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $7,683

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $20,183 $26,925
Off-campus without family $21,893 $28,635
Off-campus with family $15,326 $22,068

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

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FBS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2020-2021 academic year.

1

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Architecture And Related Services

BA

MA

DOC

3

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

4

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

6

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

7

Education

BA

MA

DOC

8

Engineering Technologies/Technicians

BA

MA

DOC

9

Engineering

BA

MA

DOC

10

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

11

Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

12

Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

BA

MA

DOC

13

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

14

History

BA

MA

DOC

15

Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities

BA

MA

DOC

16

Mathematics And Statistics

BA

MA

DOC

17

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

BA

MA

DOC

18

Natural Resources And Conservation

BA

MA

DOC

19

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies

BA

MA

DOC

20

Physical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

21

Psychology

BA

MA

DOC

22

Social Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

23

Transportation And Materials Moving

BA

MA

DOC

24

Visual And Performing Arts

BA

MA

DOC

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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.