Louisiana Tech named Top Tier National University in 2023 USNWR rankings

Louisiana Tech University was ranked second among Louisiana’s public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) 2023 Best Colleges list.

“We are proud to be one of Louisiana’s premier universities, with our Top Tier National Research University ranking,” said Dr. Les Guice, Tech President. “Our interdisciplinary academic programs emphasize collaboration and experiential learning. Our Research and Partnership Enterprise facilitates many of those experiences for our students, and it makes a solid impact for organizations in our region.”

In addition to being named a Top Tier National University for the 12th consecutive year, Louisiana Tech was ranked No. 163 on the USNWR list of Top Public Schools Among National Universities.

“Louisiana Tech’s success is measured by the individual success of our students and faculty,” Guice said. “Our continued placement in rankings like U.S. News is a testament to our collective commitment to excellence in the classroom and beyond. In the next year, we will continue to focus on increasing student success and retention, all while maintaining our state-leading time to degree completion.”

Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science and College of Business also received accolades in this year’s rankings.

Undergraduate engineering programs were ranked No. 150 in the nation and undergraduate computer science programs were ranked No. 215. Undergraduate business programs were ranked No. 219 in the country.

Highlighting Louisiana Tech’s strong first-year retention rates, the University placed No. 39 on USNWR’s newest ranking: A+ Schools for B Students. Universities making the list had an average freshman retention rate of at least 75 percent, a strong indicator of student satisfaction.

For the 2023 Best Colleges rankings, USNWR assessed an all-time high of 1,500 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 indicators of academic quality, including graduation and retention rates, social mobility, peer assessment, faculty resources, student selectivity, student financial resources, average alumni giving rate, and graduate indebtedness. 


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