Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA 71272
Write a Review

Louisiana Tech University is one of the seventeen public 4-year colleges in Louisiana. The campus is located in Ruston town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 12,839 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,917 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,534 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 80%). Every year 53% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

LA Tech's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,400, and fees were $3,245. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,313 and $3,245 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students12,839
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 10 37
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 98.8%

Compare Schools

Frequently compared schools

University of Alabama in Huntsville
offers 6 nursing programs
Georgia Southern University
offers 8 nursing programs
East Tennessee State University
offers 8 nursing programs
Old Dominion University
offers 6 nursing programs
The University of Texas at Arlington
offers 8 nursing programs
University of Memphis
offers 6 nursing programs
University of Mississippi
offers 12 nursing programs
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
offers 4 nursing programs


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1927 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1981 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT870 to 1100
ACT22 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$402/credit
In State Students$402/credit
Out of State Students$773/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$400/credit
In State Students$400/credit
Out of State Students$681/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $18,090 $18,090 $34,785
ADN 70 $28,140 $28,140 $54,110
BSN 125 $50,250 $50,250 $96,625
FNP 50 $20,000 $20,000 $34,050
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Louisiana Tech University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 34% $4,284
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,350
State Grant & Scholarships 75% $4,016
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 78% $7,219
Federal Student Loans 46% $5,461
Private Loans 1% $9,147


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,828
$30,001 to $48,000$8,962
$48,001 to $75,000$11,275
$75,001 to $110,000$13,930
Over $110,000$13,925

Calculate your net price

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Reviews (0)

If you are a current or former student of this school, please help out prospective students by sharing your experience with the school. We also welcome faculty members and staff members to leave a review and answer students questions.

Overall Rating
Value for Money
You can leave a review using your real name or an alias.
If you want us to contact you when your review receives a comment, leave an email address here. Your email will not be published.
Enter the name of the degree program you are attended at this school.
Minimum 100 characters. Tell others about your experience. What did you like about this school?

Your review will be reviewed and published if approved. Review guideline.

Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.
Louisiana Tech University
1310 West Railroad Avenue
Ruston, LA 71272

Find nursing programs near you