Founded in 1894, the Louisiana Tech University is a public, space grant research university in Ruston, Louisiana. Louisiana Tech is designated as a Tier One national university by the 2018 U.S. News & World Report college rankings and is the only Tier One national university in the nine-member University of Louisiana System. It is a space grant college, member of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Carnegie Foundation classifies the university as a "R3: Doctoral University with moderate research activity".
The university confers associates, bachelors and master's degrees through its five academic colleges: College of Applied and Natural Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and Science, College of Liberal Arts. The most popular majors at Louisiana Tech University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; engineering; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
The total student population at the university is more than 12,600 of which over 11,000 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 23:1 and the acceptance rate is 64%.
Louisiana Tech conducts research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Louisiana Tech is one of less than 50 comprehensive research universities in the USA and the only university in Louisiana to be designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research and a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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