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Study at Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University was established in 1894, and is a public co-ed university situated in Ruston, Louisiana. The university is well-known for its athletics and engineering programs, and has nearly 9, 000 undergraduates at present.

Louisiana Tech University offers degree programs in business, engineering and science, education, applied and natural science and liberal arts.

The Louisiana Tech University men's athletic teams are known as The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the women's athletic teams are nicknamed the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters. The teams participate in intercollegiate basketball, baseball, football, cross country, indoor track and outdoor track, golf, bowling, volleyball, softball, soccer and tennis. Some of the alumni of the university include Medical Technologist Shanil Keshwani, Retired WNBA player Teresa Weatherspoon, American football kicker Matt Stover, and Retired Major League Baseball player David Segui.

Profile of Louisiana Tech University

Students attend Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA, a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a public institution. Louisiana Tech degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in engineering.

Louisiana Tech Selectivity

Louisiana Tech is selective and does not offer open admission.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 10, 564 students at Louisiana Tech .

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Louisiana Tech values student athletics, and belongs to the Western Athletic Conference.

Louisiana Tech Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management335business management, marketing, accounting, finance, MIS, human resources, managerial economics
Liberal Arts320general studies, sociology, speech and rhetoric, English, history, political science, Spanish language, French language, . . .
Engineering249engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, systems engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, . . .
Education and Teaching244school Counselling, curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, early childhood education, secondary teaching, social studies teaching, math teaching, . . .
Science100biology, physics, biological and physical sciences, geology, chemistry
Therapy and Counselling86psychology, organizational psychology, educational psychology, Counselling psychology
Family and Social Work60family studies, consumer economics, family and consumer science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine56registered nursing
Engineering Technician56construction engineering tech, electronics tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy48exercise science, dietitian
Medical Support and Technology46speech pathology, clinical lab tech, audiology and speech pathology, audiology
Transportation43commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Computer Science and Engineering41computer science, computer support
Design41graphic design
Architecture and Planning34architecture, architectural services, interior architecture
Medical administration33medical records admin, medical records tech
Conservation and Resource Management26forestry, environmental science, conservation
Fine Arts23fine arts
Animal Science and Care20animal science
Photography and Commercial Art12photography
Agricultural Science and Management8agricultural management
Music3music, music performance

Contact: Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech University

305 Wisteria

Ruston, LA 71272

General Phone: (318) 257-2000


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