Louisiana Technical College Northwest Louisiana Campus

Overview of Louisiana Technical College Northwest Louisiana Campus

Minden, LA is home to Louisiana Tech Northwest. Minden is a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Louisiana Tech Northwest go up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in construction trades, engineering technician, landscaping and horticulture, production trades.

Louisiana Tech Northwest Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions.


Louisiana Tech Northwest maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

Louisiana Tech Northwest has 741 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008). A very high share of students at the school are male.

Louisiana Tech Northwest Tuition and Affordability

Louisiana Tech Northwest is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

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 and business and industry needs within a life-long learning environment."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Louisiana Tech Northwest

Louisiana Technical College-Northwest Louisiana Campus
814 Constable Street
Minden , LA 71055-0000

Louisiana Tech Northwest Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine56licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Engineering Technician46instrumentation tech, drafting
Mechanics and Repair41HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics
Transportation31construction equipment operation
Construction Trades28carpentry
Production Trades26machinist, welding
Landscaping and Horticulture11applied horticulture
Medical Administration7medical secretary
Office and Administration5administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering3data processing tech
Business and Management2accounting technology
Hospitality0hotel management
Medical Support and Technology0medical assistant

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year848
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years16318
Associate's degree95

Louisiana Tech Northwest Student Body

In 2007-2008, Louisiana Tech Northwest had a total enrollment of 741 students (717 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 49%
Black 49%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 14%
18-19 18%
20-21 10%
22-24 9%
25-29 17%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Louisiana Tech Northwest Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 15 %

Louisiana Tech Northwest Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Minden, 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 Northwest Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 824
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 1,414
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Louisiana Tech Northwest participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 548827)

Louisiana Tech Northwest Faculty

Louisiana Tech Northwest 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
Instructorcalendar year18$48,52716$49,707
All faculty totalcalendar year18$48,52716$49,707

*: 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
Instructoracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year1*1*

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

Louisiana Tech Northwest Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

Computer Science And Engineering
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Construction Trades

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Instrumentation Technology/Technician

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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Louisiana Tech Northwest Highlights

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What Sets Louisiana Tech Northwest Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
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Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Louisiana Tech Northwest Number of degree programs
% of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Louisiana Tech Northwest % of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Louisiana Tech Northwest Male % of student body
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Louisiana Tech Northwest % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Louisiana Tech Northwest % of degrees in production trades
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Louisiana Tech Northwest % of degrees in construction trades
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Louisiana Tech Northwest % of degrees in engineering technician
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Louisiana Tech Northwest Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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