Louisiana Tech University, , Ruston, Louisiana

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Louisiana Tech University

Company Name: Louisiana Tech University
State: Louisiana
County: Lincoln
City/town: Ruston
Post: 71270
Phone: (318)257-4854
Fax: unknown
Email: unknown
FICE code: 002008
OPE ID code: 200800
Date Approved: 2003-02-03
Web site: http://www.latech.edu
Status: Active

Review: Louisiana Tech University, often referred to as Louisiana Tech, LA Tech, or Tech, is a coeducational public research university located in Ruston, Louisiana. The university is known for its engineering programs. The original mission of the college was for the education of students in the arts and sciences for the purpose of developing an industrial economy in post-Reconstruction Louisiana. Four years later, the state constitution changed the school's name to the Louisiana Industrial Institute. In 1921, the college changed its name to the Louisiana Polytechnic Institute to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute. Under the leadership of Dr. F. Jay Taylor, the college continued to grow and change over time. The Louisiana Polytechnic Institute became desegregated in the 1960s, and officially changed its name to Louisiana Tech University in 1970.

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Louisiana Tech University, Complete Academic Data

Type: Public- 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification: Research Universities (high research activity)
Student to Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate): 11,264
Undergraduate Population: 8,748
Percent Admitted: 63.0%
SAT Composite Range: 900-1160
Enrollment by Gender, Male: 48%
Enrollment by Gender, Femail: 52%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Black or African American: 14.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Hispanic/Latino: 1.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, White: 61.0%
Attendance Status, Full-Time: 66.4%
Attendance Status, Part-Time: 33.6%

Louisiana Tech University, Complete Tuition Data

In-State Tuition: $5,545
Out of State Tuition: $12,805
Books and Supplies: $1,800
Total Annual Cost: $23,194

Louisiana Tech University, Complete Financial Aid Data

Percent of Student Receiving Any Financial Aid: 94.0%
Percent of Student Receiving Any Grants: 57.0%
Total Grant Aid Received by Student Body: $28,702,291
Undergraduate Application Fee: $20

Louisiana Tech University, Complete Student Life Data

Calendar System: Quarter
Campus Housing Offered: Yes

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