Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,785
Graduate Enrollment: 984
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Distant (in urban cluster more than 10 miles and up to 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 65.83%

Male/Female: 51% / 49% (2017)

First generation college students: 31.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 3.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2014)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,203
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1070 - 1280

2022 Median Admit ACT: 25
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 22 - 27

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 45.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 27.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 17.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 10.9% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 72.2%
Black: 10.9%
Hispanic: 4.6%
Asian: 1.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.3%
Non-resident alien: 1.8%
Unknown race: 5.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $23,174
In-State tuition: $10,065
Out-of-State tuition: $16,806

Estimated books and supplies: $900 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,210 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,870 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,573 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,870 (2022)

Average Family Income: $67,543 (2017)
Median Family Income: $45,710 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 21.5%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 32.1%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $22,135 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $235 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $8,421
$30k-48k $9,807
$48k-75k $12,180
$75k-110k $15,677
$110k+ $14,985

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 39%
6-year graduation rate: 59%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $22,135 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $11,000 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,535 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $16,073 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 71.9% (2015)
@3 year 73.0% (2017)
@5 year 78.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 61.3% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 66.5% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $43,161 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $50,533 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Interior Architecture. 9
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 14
Bachelor's Degree Architecture and Related Services, Other. 25 $27,000 $286
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 28 $25,000 $239 $19,429 ($1,619)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 67 $22,875 $241 $67,481 ($5,623)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 4
Doctoral Degree Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other. 3
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 1
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 1
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 47 $338 $51,940 ($4,328)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 58
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 11
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 37 $517 $41,444 ($3,454) $47,971 ($3,998)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 73 $23,600 $237 $42,833 ($3,569) $44,153 ($3,679)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 41 $255 $41,237 ($3,436) $41,552 ($3,463)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 11
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 29
Doctoral Degree Engineering, General. 16
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 29 $21,500
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 31 $18,342 $194 $78,352 ($6,529)
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 20 $27,000 $262 $57,243 ($4,770)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 48 $21,000 $199 $77,195 ($6,433)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 84 $26,400 $278 $69,472 ($5,789) $75,611 ($6,301)
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 21 $31,000 $327 $63,633 ($5,303)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Industrial Engineering. 20
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Other. 23 $68,455 ($5,705)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 18 $71,984 ($5,999)
Bachelor's Degree Construction Engineering Technologies. 41 $21,750 $228 $59,341 ($4,945)
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 33 $85,081 ($7,090)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 6
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 50 $21,500 $222 $24,390 ($2,033) $37,005 ($3,084)
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 9
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 15
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 6
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 8
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 7 $26,129 ($2,177) $43,964 ($3,664)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 93 $22,917 $239 $20,345 ($1,695) $38,569 ($3,214)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 13
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 12
Master's Degree Mathematics. 10
Master's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 6
Doctoral Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 53 $30,693 $270 $31,673 ($2,639)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 59 $24,750 $262 $28,051 ($2,338) $42,463 ($3,539)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 7
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 28 $27,000 $286 $36,576 ($3,048)
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 3
Master's Degree Physics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 54 $22,750 $239 $24,741 ($2,062) $41,315 ($3,443)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 12
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 13
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 5
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 32 $25,054 $247
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 17 $24,954 $39,759 ($3,313)
Bachelor's Degree Air Transportation. 36 $20,375 $216 $41,142 ($3,429) $68,320 ($5,693)
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 19 $21,513 $211 $23,594 ($1,966) $35,890 ($2,991)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 10
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 2
Bachelor's Degree Music. 5
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 13 $21,500 $228
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 33 $19,790 $203
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 27 $455 $54,182 ($4,515) $51,675 ($4,306)
First Professional Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 29 $35,219 $302 $41,416 ($3,451)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 10
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 6
Bachelor's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 8
Master's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 10 $61,643 ($5,137)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 14
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 53 $21,192 $205 $66,413 ($5,534) $65,416 ($5,451)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 92 $25,031 $263 $39,549 ($3,296) $45,214 ($3,768)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 76 $195 $63,538 ($5,295) $99,821 ($8,318)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 76
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 48 $22,000 $208 $37,893 ($3,158) $64,452 ($5,371)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 16
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 37 $17,500 $186 $39,911 ($3,326) $62,932 ($5,244)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 31 $25,000 $265 $47,706 ($3,976)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Information Systems and Services. 16
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 64 $21,335 $228 $31,308 ($2,609)
Bachelor's Degree History. 16 $20,500 $207
Master's Degree History. 5
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 22 $26,626 $263 $19,995 ($1,666)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 10
Bachelor's Degree Forestry. 24 $24,250 $234 $41,811 ($3,484)
Master's Degree Architecture. 12


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $73,980
Full time faculty: 64%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 20.0

School's endowment start of year: $51,197,966 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $56,538,171 (2022)