Louisiana Tech University is a four-year selective admissions research university located in Ruston, Louisiana, USA. It is a member of the University of Louisiana System.

The University has the following Colleges: College of Applied and Natural Sciences; College of Business; College of Education; College of Engineering and Science; College of Liberal Arts.

As of Fall 2007, more than 75% of Louisiana Tech's 399 instructional faculty members hold a doctorate or terminal degree in their fields.

Louisiana Tech University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Other accreditations include: Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), American Chemical Society, American Psychological Association, AACSB International, Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), The Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), etc.

University Rankings:

- Louisiana Tech University is placed among Tier 2 National Universities (USNWR 2011).

- It has been ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 Best Colleges report. It is placed Tier 3 and is ranked second only to LSU-Baton Rouge among Louisiana’s public institutions. It is also ranked in the top 10 in the nation for graduating students with the least amount of debt.

- Kiplinger’s named Louisiana Tech as one of the Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges. The 2009-2010 rankings list Louisiana Tech along with LSU as the only institutions in the state to make the top 100.

- It has achieved the state’s highest ranking among public colleges and universities, according to Washington Monthly’s 2009 National College Rankings. The rankings are based on a school’s contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

- Recognized by Smalltimes magazine (May/June 2006 issue) as the No. 3 university in the U.S. in micro and nanotechnology education.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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