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 Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, LA

305 Wisteria, Ruston, Louisiana 71272

General information:(318)257-2000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Post-master's certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Associate's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:11,518(9,109 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,220 $5,545 $5,896 -6%
Out-of-state $10,617 $12,805 $13,021 -2%
Books and supplies $1,800 $1,800 $1,800 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,055 $5,160 $5,265 -2%
Other $3,459 $3,429 $3,429 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,260 $7,260 $7,425 -2%
Other $4,461 $3,744 $3,744 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,461 $3,699 $3,699 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $15,534 $15,934 $16,390 -6%
Off Campus $18,741 $18,349 $18,865 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,481 $11,044 $11,395 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $20,931 $23,194 $23,515 0%
Off Campus $24,138 $25,609 $25,990 0%
Off Campus with Family $16,878 $18,304 $18,520 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,189
In-state fees $1,707
Out-of-state tuition $11,314
Out-of-state fees $1,707
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,801
In-state fee $1,677
Out-of-state tuition $10,312
Out-of-state fees $1,677
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,457 95% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,406 92% $10,493,469 $7,463
Federal grants 563 37% $2,705,622 $4,806
Pell grants 563 37% $2,401,860 $4,266
Other federal grants 409 27% $303,762 $743
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,204 78% $4,506,636 $3,743
Institutional grants or scholarships 888 58% $3,281,211 $3,695
Student loan aid 631 41% $3,084,815 $4,889
Federal student loans 631 41% $3,060,643 $4,850
Other student loans 3 0% $24,172 $8,057
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,319 59% $36,007,270 $6,770
Pell grants 2,113 24% $9,214,533 $4,361
Federal student loans 3,127 35% $27,760,639 $8,878

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $8,464 $7,910 $7,955
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,485 $4,909 $5,210
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,801 $5,325 $5,963
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,830 $9,532 $8,941
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,208 $10,855 $10,821
$110,001 and more $9,937 $10,639 $10,371

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 11,518
Undergraduate enrollment 9,109
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 425
Graduate enrollment 2,409
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,271 3,004 2,267
Percent admitted 62% 62% 62%
Percent admitted who enrolled 62% 31% 31%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 61 4%
ACT 1498 96%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 570
SAT Math 480 610
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 21 27
ACT Math 19 26
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 64 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 5259
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1414
Bowling -9
Football 100-
Golf 8-
Soccer -30
Softball -20
Tennis -8
Volleyball -17

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1927 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

10/24/2008 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

10/18/2002 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

12/01/1992 - 12/01/2004Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

12/01/2004 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

12/01/1982 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1980 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1959 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1981 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations66 8
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 456
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 111
Aggravated assault 340
Burglary 172130
Motor vehicle theft 360
Arson 120
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 210
Burglary 151828
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 120
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate7.9%
Number in default115
Number in repayment1,455

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00200800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Post-master's certificate Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Postbaccalaureate certificate Associate's degree Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, General14------
Agricultural Economics-0-----
Animal Sciences, General22------
Category total360-----
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture1-12----
Architecture and Related Services, Other22------
Interior Architecture7------
Category total30-12----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General79-9----
Category total79-9----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting37-8----
Business Administration and Management, General53-393---
Business/Managerial Economics13------
Finance, General28------
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General8------
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management8------
Management Information Systems, General260--9--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General31------
Category total20404739--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism2------
Speech Communication and Rhetoric13-5----
Category total25-5----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science15-17----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other---6---
Category total15-176---
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching----0--
Art Teacher Education6------
Biology Teacher Education2------
Business Teacher Education1------
Computer Teacher Education----0--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--62----
Curriculum and Instruction--141---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching15-7----
Education, Other3------
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs--0-0--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness--2-0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--202---
Elementary Education and Teaching38-11-0--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education4------
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education2------
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching3-4-0--
Mathematics Teacher Education6------
Music Teacher Education1------
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching8-8----
Reading Teacher Education----0--
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist----0--
Secondary Education and Teaching0-28-0--
Social Studies Teacher Education3------
Special Education and Teaching, General--5-0--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels0-8----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor----0--
Category total92-16930--
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering15--7---
Chemical Engineering18------
Civil Engineering, General22------
Electrical and Electronics Engineering34------
Engineering, General--7710---
Engineering, Other6------
Industrial Engineering14------
Mechanical Engineering31------
Systems Engineering--5----
Telecommunications Engineering-0-----
Category total14008217---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician22------
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician23------
Engineering/Industrial Management--8----
Category total45-8----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General1-7----
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-0--4--
Category total1307-4--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Consumer Economics23------
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General--6----
Human Development and Family Studies, General39------
Category total62-6----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0------
French Language and Literature2------
Spanish Language and Literature4------
Category total6------
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist---2--0
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist18------
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist7------
Dietetics/Dietitian1507-16--
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator16-7----
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-----4-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-----76-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--9----
Category total56023216800
History Colleges
History, General2-9----
Category total23-9----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies128----11-
Category total128----11-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General3-12----
Category total3-12----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences--11----
Category total--11----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science8------
Forestry, General13------
Natural Resources/Conservation, General1------
Category total22------
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science41------
Category total41------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General3------
Physics, General10-8----
Category total13-8----
Psychology Colleges
Community Psychology-0--12--
Counseling Psychology---2---
Educational Psychology--1----
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--260---
Psychology, General40------
Category total40027212--
Social Sciences Colleges
Geography, Other2------
Political Science and Government, General2------
Sociology2------
Category total94------
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew1------
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations19------
Category total34------
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fine/Studio Arts, General12-3----
Graphic Design17------
Music Performance, General2------
Music, General4------
Photography8------
Category total43-3----
Grand total1004553341910