Louisiana Tech University

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Louisiana Tech University, often referred to as Louisiana Tech or LA Tech, is a coeducational public research university located in Ruston, Louisiana. Louisiana Tech is designated as a Tier 2 school in the national universities category by the 2011 U.S. News & World Report college rankings. As a designated space grant college, member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, Louisiana Tech conducts research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense.

In 1894 during the Second Industrial Revolution, the General Assembly of Louisiana established The Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana to be located in Ruston. Its original mission was to educate students in practical industries for the purpose of developing an industrial economy in post-Reconstruction Louisiana. In 1898, the state constitution changed the school's name to Louisiana Industrial Institute and subsequently Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1921 to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute. Although unofficially called Louisiana Tech since the 1920s, the school's name was officially changed to Louisiana Tech University in 1970.

Louisiana Tech enrolled 11,289 students in 6 academic colleges for the 2009-10 academic year. [1] LA Tech is attended by students from 46 states and 68 countries. [2] Louisiana Tech operates on the quarter system while awarding semester hours: three quarters (fall, winter, spring) equal two semesters at other universities. Louisiana Tech operates a satellite campus at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, and also maintains an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Detachment 305 [3]. The university is known for its engineering programs and its athletics, especially football and women's basketball.

Louisiana Tech fields 16 varsity NCAA Division I sports teams (7 men's, 9 women's teams) and has been a member of the Western Athletic Conference since 2001. The Lady Techsters basketball team has won three national championship titles (1981, 1982, 1988) and made 13 Final Four appearances.

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