2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$12,154

Net Price

66%

Admitted

37%

Enrolled

60%

Graduation Rate

20/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Louisiana Tech University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 11,037. In 2021, there were 102 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #4 in Louisiana and ranks #224 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Post Master Certificate, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

102

Total Enrollment

11,037

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Louisiana Tech University

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#4

Louisiana Rank

Combining ranking factors for 23 schools that offer psychology degrees in Louisiana, Louisiana Tech University ranks #4.

#224

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Louisiana Tech University ranks #224.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Louisiana Tech University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology and Industrial Organizational Psychology. At the post master certificate level Community Psychology and Counseling and Applied Psychology are offered. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Industrial Organizational Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPMCPhD
Community Psychology2
Counseling and Applied Psychology1127
Counseling Psychology4
General Psychology62
Industrial Organizational Psychology113
Total Graduates6222414
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 7,724 students applied to the Louisiana Tech University. The university admitted 66% and 37% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Louisiana universities is 7,549. On average, all Louisiana institutions admit 72% and 30% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Louisiana Tech University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 81%. Compared to all Louisiana four or more years colleges, the percentage is 69%.

The overall graduation rate for Louisiana Tech University is 60%, compared to 46% for all Louisiana universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 42%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare LaTech to Louisiana Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Louisiana Tech University to the average of all Louisiana four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

LaTech

7,724

Applicants

66%

Percent Admitted

37%

Percent Enrolled

81%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Graduation Rate

LA Colleges

7,549

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

30%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

46%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 389 or 64% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 221 or 36% part-time faculty members employed at Louisiana Tech University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 380 or 62%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

LaTech

20 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

64%

Percent Full-Time

36%

Percent Part-Time

62%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

LA Colleges

16 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

69%

Percent Full-Time

31%

Percent Part-Time

65%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Louisiana Tech University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $6,401, and the average cost for books and supplies is $900.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $5,416 and the average cost for graduate fees is $2,543.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Louisiana Tech University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Louisiana Tech University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,210
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,870
Total Living Expenses$13,080
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$6,401
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$900
Total Undergraduate Expenses$20,381
In-State, Graduate Tuition$5,416
In-State, Graduate Fees$2,543
Total Graduate Expenses$7,959
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Louisiana Tech University is $12,154. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Louisiana Tech University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$8,257$8,421
$30,001 – $48,000$9,287$9,807
$48,001 – $75,000$11,505$12,180
$75,001 – $110,000$13,735$15,677
$110,001 and more$14,306$14,985
US Department of Education

Compare Louisiana Tech University to all Louisiana universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

LaTech

$20,381

Cost to Attend

$9,213

Average Financial Aid

98%

Percent Receiving Aid

$12,154

Net Price

LA Colleges

$29,627

Cost to Attend

$11,539

Average Financial Aid

94%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,250

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 1,825 or 98%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 9,319 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $9,213.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid9,319$9,213
Pell Grants2,152$4,709
Federal Student Loans3,218$6,106
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Louisiana Tech University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

LaTech

9,319

Grant or Scholarship Aid

63%

Grants or Scholarships

2,152

Number of Pell Grants

15%

Pell Grants

3,218

Federal Student Loans

22%

Federal Student Loans

LA Colleges

4,949

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

2,105

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

2,501

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

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