Setting: Medium four-year, primarily residential
In-state Tuition: $5,506.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,645.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1220 / 27 / 3.43
Male/Female Ratio: 53:47
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Louisiana Tech University, colloquially referred to as Louisiana Tech or La Tech, is a coeducational public research university in Ruston, Louisiana, United States
The Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) serves as a faculty resource center to provide instructors with a supportive environment for learning how to effectively integrate technology into the classroom. CIT helps faculty use technology to develop best practices that improve teaching and learning through training, applications, product demonstrations and the maintenance of existing and emerging technologies. The Center for Instructional Technology is a division of the Office for Academic Affairs.
Ruston College, a forerunner to Louisiana Tech, was established in the middle 1880s by W. C. Friley, a Southern Baptist pastor. This institution lasted for seven years and had annual enrollments of about 250 students.Friley subsequently from 1892 to 1894 served as the first president of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and from 1909 to 1910, as the second president of Louisiana College in Pineville. On May 14, 1894, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury held a special session to outline plans to secure a regional industrial school. The police jury called upon State Representative George M. Lomax to introduce the proposed legislation during the upcoming session. Representative Lomax, Jackson Parish Representative J. T. M. Hancock, and lawyer and future judge John B. Holstead fought for the passage of the bill. On July 6, 1894, the proposed bill was approved as Act No. 68 of the General Assembly of Louisiana.The act established "The Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana", an industrial institute created for the education of white children in the arts and sciences. In 1894, Colonel Arthur T. Prescott was elected as the first president of the college. He moved to Ruston and began overseeing the construction of a two-story main building. The brick building housed eight large classrooms, an auditorium, a chemical laboratory, and two offices. A frame building was also built nearby and was used for the instruction of mechanics. The main building was located on a plot of 20 acres (81,000 m2) that was donated to the school by Francis P. Stubbs. On September 23, 1895, the school started its first session with six faculty members and 202 students. In May 1897, Harry Howard became the first graduate. Colonel Prescott awarded him with a Bachelor of Industry degree, but there was no formal commencement. The first formal commencement was held in the Ruston Opera House the following May with ten graduates receiving their diplomas. Article 256 of the 1898 state constitution changed the school's name to Louisiana Industrial Institute. Two years later, the course of study was reorganized into two years of preparatory work and three years of college level courses. Students who were high school graduates were admitted to the seventh quarter (college level) of study without examination. As years went by, courses changed and admissions requirements tightened. From 1917-1925, several curricula were organized according to the junior college standards and were offered as Bachelors of Industry. In 1919, the Board of Trustees enlarged the curricula and started granting a standard baccalaureate degree. The first of these was granted on June 15, 1921, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. The Constitution adopted June 18, 1921, changed the name of the school in Article XII, Section 9, from Louisiana Industrial Institute to Louisiana Polytechnic Institute.
Businessmen: Nick Akins, Michael McCallister, Edward L. Moyers, Glen F. Post III, Phil Robertson, Will Wright, Charles Wyly, and Sam Wyly. Entertainers: Kix Brooks, Trace Adkins, and Muse Watson. Football players: Terry Bradshaw, Fred Dean, Willie Roaf, Luke McCown, Josh Scobee, Ryan Moats, Troy Edwards, Tim Rattay, Tramon Williams, Matt Stover, and Ryan Allen. Men's basketball players: Karl Malone, P.J. Brown, Paul Millsap, Scotty Robertson, Tim Floyd, and Leon Barmore. United States politicians: Saxby Chambliss, Newt V. Mills, Jim McCrery, Rodney Alexander, Joe Waggonner, and James P. Pope. Women's basketball players: Teresa Weatherspoon, Venus Lacy, Cheryl Ford, Betty Lennox, Vickie Johnson, Janice Lawrence Braxton, Pam Kelly, and Kim Mulkey.
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