Louisiana Tech University Profile

Founded in 1894, Louisiana Tech University (LA Tech) is a selective admissions, comprehensive public university awarding bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education for teacher preparation at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and counselor preparation at the graduate level. The Biomedical Engineering Program is accredited by The Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Department of Professional Aviation is a member of the University Aviation Association and is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International. Louisiana Tech Aviation was the first school in the region to be certified to conduct flight training in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under 14 CFR 141.

Notable Louisiana Tech alumni include: R. Byron Pipes (Former president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Morgan W. Walker, Sr. (Founder of Continental Trailways and Walker-Roemer Dairy), Phil Robertson (Founder of Duck Commander), Keith Hightower (Former Mayor of Shreveport), Bryant Hammett (Former Louisiana State Representative from Ferriday), Keith Hightower (Former Mayor of Shreveport), Jim McCrery (Former United States Representative from Louisiana), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Louisiana Tech University is ranked 194th among the National Universities (US News 2012).

- Placed among Tier 3 National Universities in the country (US News & World Report 2010). Other Tier 3 universities in the region include Texas Tech University, University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Oklahoma State University, and University of Alabama-Birmingham.

- It was recognized by Small Times magazine as an industry leader in micro and nanotechnology. The 2009 university rankings place Tech at 7th in the nation for nanotechnology commercialization.

- Named a Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges by Kiplinger’s (2009-2010).

- Rated 1st best public university in Louisiana by Washington Monthly (2009). Louisiana Tech, Louisiana State University, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and the University of New Orleans were the only public institutions in the state to make the 2009 Best Colleges list.

- Rated 3rd nationally in micro- and nanotechnology education, according to a survey published by Small Times, a magazine that focuses on business news and information about small tech, including nanotechnology and microsystems (2006).

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