Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Technological University, also known as LTU, is a private university located in Southfield, Michigan. The university was originally established in 1932 in Highland Park by the Lawrence brothers as the Lawrence Institute of Technology. It was renamed in 1989. The university offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Architecture and Design
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Management

LTU's fields several men's and women's sports team which are nicknamed as the Blue Devils. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations for the overall development of the students.

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Contacting Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield , MI 48075-1058
General Phone: (248) 204-4000

Lawrence Technological University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management297business management, operations management, non-profit management, small business operations, organizational behavior, international business
Engineering264biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, construction engineering, manufacturing engineering, various engineering courses, engineering management
Architecture and Planning164architecture, environmental design, interior architecture
Computer Science and Engineering117information technology, information science, computer science, computer engineering, computer engineering courses
Engineering Technician81engineering technology, electronics tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech
Education and Teaching21instructional media design, science teaching
Real Estate and Construction Management11construction management
Design8interior design, illustration
Media5communications tech
Science5chemistry, chemistry courses, physics, physics courses
Office and Administration4office management
Liberal Arts3general studies, humanities
Therapy and Counseling3psychology
Mathematics2mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Science and Laboratory Technician0chemical tech

Number of programs and degrees for Lawrence Technological University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree42525
Postbaccalaureate certificate73
Master's degree47217
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years283
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship153
Associate's degree386

Lawrence Technological University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lawrence Technological University had a total enrollment of 4,570 students (3,098 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 82%
Women 18%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 63%
Graduate 37%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 50%
Black 9%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 19%
(Foreign Students) 18%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 17%
20-21 17%
22-24 20%
25-29 18%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown2%
New Jersey1%

Lawrence Technological University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 38 %

Lawrence Technological University Room and Board (2007)

Lawrence Technological University offers campus housing for 514 of its 3,098 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Southfield, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lawrence Technological University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math2028
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT69%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lawrence Technological University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,979
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,979
Room and board $ 8,071
Room charge $ 5,417
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,654
Books and supplies $ 1,270
Other expenses $ 3,715

Financial Aid:
Lawrence Technological University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 227900)

Lawrence Technological University Faculty

Lawrence Technological University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$116,1182*
Associate professorcalendar year5$93,8713$75,178
Lecturercalendar year6$88,3861*
No academic rankcalendar year3$91,2750*
All faculty totalcalendar year22$100,1116$94,462

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$69,3833$79,877
Associate professoracademic year26$69,2289$69,559
Assistant professoracademic year13$59,1787$58,100
Lectureracademic year7$69,1438$51,857
No academic rankacademic year7$60,2865$53,192
All faculty totalacademic year69$66,45432$61,037

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lawrence Technological University Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Environmental Design/Architecture
Interior Architecture

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, Other
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Construction Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communications Technology/Technician

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Lawrence Technological University Apart:

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checked Option to study abroad
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