Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)


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Louisiana Tech University is ranked 78 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 235 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 3%
Applicants who took ACT 97%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+NA
600-699NA
600+NA

SAT Math Score

700+NA
600-699NA
600+NA

ACT Score

30-3612%
24-2943%
24+55%

Students applied6,378
Students admitted4,072
Admission rate64%

Students per faculty22

4-year graduation rate32%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$6,401
Fees$2,716
Room and board$5,925
Estimated book expense$1,500
Total cost$16,542

Cost after need-based aid$7,256
Cost after non-need-based aid$12,977

Average debt at graduation$24,179

Out of State

Tuition$23,135
Fees$2,716
Room and board$5,925
Estimated book expense$1,500
Total cost$33,276

Cost after need-based aid$23,990
Cost after non-need-based aid$29,711

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$40,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met83%
Average need-based aid$9,286
Average non-need-based aid$3,565

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment10,682

Full-Time

Men4,138
Women3,248

Part-Time

Men1,416
Women1,880

Freshmen retained81%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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