Louisiana Technical College Ruston Campus

Overview of Louisiana Technical College Ruston Campus

Students attend Louisiana Tech Ruston in Ruston, LA, a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a public institution. Louisiana Tech Ruston degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Louisiana Tech Ruston is known for its programs in nursing and emergency medicine, office and administration.

Louisiana Tech Ruston Selectivity

Applicants to the school appreciate its open admissions policy.


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

Student Body

There are 126 students at Louisiana Tech Ruston (as of 2007-2008).

Louisiana Tech Ruston Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of the LTC-Ruston Campus is workforce development. Its purpose is to train, retrain, cross-train and continually upgrade the state's workforce to the end that individuals are employable at both entry and advanced levels. Its focus is employer friendly and economy driven training to enhance personal growth, increase economic opportunity and contribute to the state, national and international communities."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Louisiana Tech Ruston

Louisiana Technical College-Ruston Campus
1010 James St
Ruston , LA 71273-1070
General Phone: (318) 251-4145

Louisiana Tech Ruston Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine63licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management6accounting technology
Engineering Technician6drafting
Mechanics and Repair5industrial mechanics
Office and Administration3administrative assistant
Construction Trades0carpentry
Computer Science and Engineering0data processing tech
Production Trades0welding

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years378
Award of less than 1 academic year462
Associate's degree02

Louisiana Tech Ruston Student Body

In 2007-2008, Louisiana Tech Ruston had a total enrollment of 126 students (124 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 50%
Black 46%
Hispanic 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 21%
20-21 16%
22-24 8%
25-29 26%
30-34 12%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 1%

Louisiana Tech Ruston Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 40 %

Louisiana Tech Ruston Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 938
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 1,530
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Louisiana Tech Ruston participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 548830)

Louisiana Tech Ruston Faculty

Louisiana Tech Ruston has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track36

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year2*7$50,816
All faculty totalcalendar year2*7$50,816

*: 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*0*
All faculty totalacademic year1*0*

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

Louisiana Tech Ruston 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

Mechanics And Repair
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

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
Welding Technology/Welder

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Louisiana Tech Ruston Highlights

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What Sets Louisiana Tech Ruston Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Louisiana Tech Ruston % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Louisiana Tech Ruston Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Louisiana Tech Ruston % of degrees in office and administration

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
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 remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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