Louisiana Tech University

Men's MCLA
8 / 10
10,622 Undergrads / 11,909 Students
2 / 10
$12,261 Net Price
5 / 10
64% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    MCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Town: Distant

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
23 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
40% / 60%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • United States
  • Monroe Louisiana Area
  • Shreveport Louisiana Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Houston Texas Area
  • Baton Rouge Louisiana Area
  • Greater New Orleans Area
  • Alexandria Louisiana Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Little Rock Arkansas Area
  • Lafayette Louisiana Area
  • Austin Texas Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Lake Charles Louisiana Area
Where Grads Work
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • United States Air Force
  • CenturyLink
  • US Army
  • AT&T
  • LSU Health Sciences Center
  • Willis-Knighton Health System
  • Entergy
  • Lockheed Martin
  • State of Louisiana
  • ExxonMobil
  • Fenway Group
  • IBM
  • State Farm
  • Shell
What Grads Do
  • Operations
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Business Development
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare Services
  • Community and Social Services
  • Finance
  • Administrative
  • Program and Project Management
  • Arts and Design
  • Research
  • Human Resources
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
490 - 580
545 - 650
1035 - 1230
22 - 29
20 - 26
22 - 28

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.


This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 7,552 3,598 3,954
% Admitted 64% 66% 63%
% Admits That Enroll 42% 48% 37%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.7
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (18%)
    Engineering (17%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (6%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (6%)
    Education (5%)
    Mechanical Engineering (5%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (5%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (4%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (4%)
    Computer Science (4%)
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General (4%)
    Engineering Technology, General (4%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (4%)
    Work and Family Studies (4%)
    Kinesiology and Exercise Science (3%)
    Psychology, General (3%)
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (3%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$10,185 $25,851
    Books & Supplies$1,242 $1,242
    Cost of Living$7,155 $7,155
    Personal Expenses$3,759 $3,759
    Sticker Price$22,341 $36,072

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    98% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship96%$11,074
    Federal Grants31%$4,598
    Pell Grants31%$4,463
    Other Federal3%$1,338
    State & Local Grants80%$5,612
    Institutional Grants81%$5,897
    Student Loans44%$5,677
    Federal Loans43%$5,199
    Other Loans3%$9,392

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $72 Million $6,047

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $19,681.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $12,000 $209

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 6.5%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 2,937 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $41,500

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.07 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 40% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 1 1
    Fondling - -
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 6 6
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 1
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    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. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Professional-dominant
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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