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Louisiana Tech University is a public institution located in Ruston, Louisiana. Ruston is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

$20,634 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
64% Acceptance Rate

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Louisiana Tech University Rankings

Out of the 30 colleges in Louisiana, Louisiana Tech is ranked at #7.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Louisiana Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#17 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Louisiana Tech has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#52 Best Management Information Systems Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#104 Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#140 Best Accounting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#201 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#224 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#226 Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Louisiana Tech University?


Contact details for Louisiana Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1310 West Railroad Avenue, Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318-257-2000

How Do I Get Into Louisiana Tech?

You can apply to Louisiana Tech online at:

Admission Requirements for Louisiana Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Louisiana Tech?

64% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores
Louisiana Tech has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to Louisiana Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 530 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 530 to 630 )
Louisiana Tech received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 29. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 21 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Louisiana Tech University  ( 22 to 28 )

Can I Afford Louisiana Tech University?

$20,634 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Louisiana Tech is $20,634. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Louisiana Tech, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,450 a year. That adds up to $21,800 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Louisiana Tech is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Louisiana Tech University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,854 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,013 undergraduate students at Louisiana Tech, with 7,854 being full-time and 2,159 being part-time.


There are also 1,113 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,854 full-time undergraduates at Louisiana Tech, 55% are male and 45% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Louisiana Tech University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 102
Black or African American 871
Hispanic or Latino 333
White 5,727
International Students 135
Other Races/Ethnicities 686

Geographic Diversity

Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Louisiana Tech University. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 71 countries are represented at Louisiana Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Louisiana Tech University

1,324 Took All Classes Online
6,885 Took At Least One Class Online
41.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at Louisiana Tech. In 2019-2020, 6,885 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Louisiana Tech has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 8th most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Louisiana Tech

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Louisiana Tech University was $8,854 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $25,852. The following table shows how Louisiana Tech is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Organizational Leadership #13 #65

Online Growth Rankings of Louisiana Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Louisiana Tech University was 41.1%. This is the #642 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Louisiana Tech regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Louisiana Tech ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Louisiana Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Business Administration and Management #382

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Louisiana Tech University Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Agricultural Business 0
Accounting 0
General Business Administration and Management 0
Organizational Leadership 0
Supply Chain Management 0
Business Economics 0
Finance 0
General Business/Commerce 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0
General Management Information Systems 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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