Louisiana Tech University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,400

0.0156% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,683

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.55%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.8%

6,952 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

12,314

72.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

52.9%

777 Graduates

About

Louisiana Tech University is a higher education institution located in Lincoln Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Louisiana Tech University were General Studies (86 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (76 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (70 degrees).

In 2017, 1,907 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Louisiana Tech University. 50.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,313 degrees), 6.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (207 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana Tech University is $6,400, which is $-20,100 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana Tech University is $6,400, which is $-20,100 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,683.

In 2017, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,400

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Louisiana Tech University was $6,400. The cost of tuition at Louisiana Tech University is $-20,100 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$10,683

2017 Value

12.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Louisiana Tech University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,683. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Louisiana Tech University grew by 12.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,221

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Louisiana Tech University was of $6,221 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 8.62% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

32%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Louisiana Tech University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 20.3% with respect to 2016, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

6.55%

2016 Default Rate

86

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Louisiana Tech University was 6.55%, which represents 86 out of the 1312 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Louisiana Tech University received 6,952 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.81% annual decline. Out of those 6,952 applicants, 4,508 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.8% acceptance rate.

There were 12,314 students enrolled at Louisiana Tech University in 2017, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Louisiana Tech University has an overall enrollment yield of 42.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,508

Accepted Out of 6,952

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Louisiana Tech University was 64.8% (4,508 admissions from 6,952 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.81%, while admissions declined by -1.29%.

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SAT Scores

3%

Submission Percentage

48

Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at Louisiana Tech University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Louisiana Tech University has a total enrollment of 12,314 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana Tech University is 8,935 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,379. This means that 72.6% of students enrolled at Louisiana Tech University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Louisiana Tech University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.7% White, 12.6% Black or African American, 3.58% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Two or More Races, 1.14% Asian, 0.447% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0731% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Louisiana Tech University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (38.5%), followed by White Female (32.4%) and Black or African American Male (6.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.4%), followed by White Male (20.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Louisiana Tech University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,314 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana Tech University is 8,935 and the part-time enrollment is 3,379. This means that 72.6% of students enrolled at Louisiana Tech University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Louisiana Tech University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Louisiana Tech University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,579

  2. Black or African American

    1,550

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    441

The enrolled student population at Louisiana Tech University is 69.7% White, 12.6% Black or African American, 3.58% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Two or More Races, 1.14% Asian, 0.447% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0731% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 29 more women than men received degrees from Louisiana Tech University. The majority of degree recipients at Louisiana Tech University are white (1,313 degrees awarded). There were 6.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (207 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Louisiana Tech University is General Studies (86 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (76 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (70 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Louisiana Tech University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (34 degrees awarded), Engineering (287 degrees), and Agriculture (44 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Louisiana Tech University are Other managers (358,042 people), Software developers (347,761 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (301,017 people), Civil engineers (231,219 people), and Mechanical engineers (172,576 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana Tech University are Architecture and Related Services (34 degrees awarded), Engineering (287 degrees), Agriculture (44 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), and Human Sciences (59 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Louisiana Tech University are Surgeons, Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Louisiana Tech University are Architecture and Related Services (34 degrees awarded), Engineering (287 degrees), Agriculture (44 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), and Human Sciences (59 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Louisiana Tech University are Architectural, engineering & related services (523,759 people), Computer Systems Design (400,263 people), Construction (296,926 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (224,550 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (196,496 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana Tech University are Architecture and Related Services (34 degrees awarded), Engineering (287 degrees), Agriculture (44 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), and Human Sciences (59 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Louisiana Tech University.

Most Common

  1. 86 degrees awarded

  2. 76 degrees awarded

  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Louisiana Tech University was General Studies with 86 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 939

  2. 968

In 2017, 939 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana Tech University, which is 0.97 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (968).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana Tech University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.71 times more than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 60 degrees were awarded to women at Louisiana Tech University in General Studies, which is 1.46 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% of students graduating from Louisiana Tech University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Louisiana Tech University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.79% of graduates (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,313 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    207 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    123 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Louisiana Tech University is white (1,313 degrees awarded). There were 6.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (207 degrees).

6.45% of degree recipients (123 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    672 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    641 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    124 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Louisiana Tech University is white female (672 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (641 degrees).

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Operations

Louisiana Tech University has an endowment valued at nearly $66.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.19M (4.77%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Louisiana Tech University had a total expenditure of $195M. Of that $195M, they spent $67.4M on salaries and $195M on benefits.

Louisiana Tech University employs 110 Assistant professors, 105 Associate professors, and 62 Instructors. Most academics at Louisiana Tech University are Male Associate professors (72), Male Assistant professors(64), and Female Assistant professors (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana Tech University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 137 employees, Service, with 87 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 85 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$66.9M

2017 Endowment

7.22%

decline from 2016

Louisiana Tech University has an endowment valued at about $66.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Louisiana Tech University declined 7.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $220M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.82M - Federal

  2. $2.69M - State

  3. $441 - Local

As of 2017, Louisiana Tech University received $6.82M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.69M from state grants and contracts, and $441 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$67.4M

Salary Expenditure

$195M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Louisiana Tech University had a total expenditure of $195M. Of that $195M, they spent $67.4M on salaries and $195M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Louisiana Tech University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$67.4M

2017 Salaries

1.83%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Louisiana Tech University paid a median of $67.4M in salaries, which represents 34.7% of their overall expenditure ($195M) and a 1.83% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.74% decline from 2015 and a 8.19% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.6M

Instructional Salaries

379

Number of Employees

In 2017, Louisiana Tech University paid a total of $25.6M to 379 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

110 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

137 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Louisiana Tech University were Assistant professor with 110 employees; Associate professor with 105 employees; and Associate professor with 62 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana Tech University were Office and Administrative Support with 137 employees; Service with 87 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 85 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Louisiana Tech University was Male Associate professor with 72 employees, Male Assistant professor with 64 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 46 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Louisiana Tech University.

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