Louisiana Technical College Folkes Campus

Overview of Louisiana Technical College Folkes Campus

Students attend Louisiana Tech Folkes in Jackson, LA, a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Louisiana Tech Folkes degrees go up to the Certificate.

Areas of Study

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Louisiana Tech Folkes is known for its programs in construction trades, landscaping and horticulture, mechanics and repair, production trades.

Louisiana Tech Folkes Selectivity

Applicants to the school appreciate its open admissions policy.

Student Body

There are 571 students at Louisiana Tech Folkes (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at Louisiana Tech Folkes are male.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The Louisiana Technical College (LTC) delivers instructional programs which provide skilled employees for business and industry that contribute to the overall economic development and workforce needs of the state. The LTC provides individuals with quality and relevant learning opportunities consistent with identified student, business and industry needs within a life-long learning environment."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Louisiana Tech Folkes

Louisiana Technical College-Folkes Campus
3337 Hwy. 10
Jackson , LA 70748
General Phone: (225) 634-2636

Louisiana Tech Folkes Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair149electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, computer repair, HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics
Construction Trades119masonry, carpentry, property management
Production Trades90upholsterer, welding
Cooking and Culinary Arts42chef training
Computer Science and Engineering40system administration
Landscaping and Horticulture31applied horticulture
Office and Administration28administrative assistant
Media26printing press operation
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management0accounting technology

Number of programs and degrees for Louisiana Tech Folkes in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year22014
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years30520

Louisiana Tech Folkes Student Body

In 2007-2008, Louisiana Tech Folkes had a total enrollment of 571 students (915 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 39%
Black 54%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 2%
20-21 5%
22-24 6%
25-29 24%
30-34 20%
35-39 15%
40-49 19%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Louisiana Tech Folkes Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %
Part-Time 20 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 15%

Louisiana Tech Folkes Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Louisiana Tech Folkes Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 994
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 1,584
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Louisiana Tech Folkes participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 548812)

Louisiana Tech Folkes Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

Computer Science And Engineering
System Administration/Administrator

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Printing Press Operator

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

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Louisiana Tech Folkes Highlights

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What Sets Louisiana Tech Folkes Apart:

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% of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
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Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Louisiana Tech Folkes Male % of student body
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 7%Louisiana Tech Folkes Number of degree programs
Number of students
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 8%Louisiana Tech Folkes Number of students
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Louisiana Tech Folkes % of degrees in construction trades
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Louisiana Tech Folkes % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Louisiana Tech Folkes % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 15%Louisiana Tech Folkes % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study

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