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Louisiana Tech nationally recognized for value

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Louisiana Tech University has been recognized nationally for providing its students and graduates with an outstanding value for their investment in higher education.

Affordable Colleges Online released their national rankings Tuesday, of the "Low Cost Colleges with High Starting Salaries for Graduates" with Louisiana Tech landing at No. 17 in the nation. The rankings show Louisiana Tech students paying tuition costs of approximately $4,189 per year and graduating with an average starting salary of $45,900.

Louisiana Tech also placed highest among the six state universities ranked which included LSU at 22, McNeese State at 34, University of New Orleans at 35, the University of Louisiana at Monroe at 41 and Southeastern Louisiana at 58.

Affordable Colleges Online is an online resource designed to educate potential students and their parents about their options for obtaining a college degree and, most importantly, their options for paying for one. According to the methodology for the rankings, all schools are four-year, fully-accredited public institutions. In-state tuition for these colleges starts at less than $5,000 per year with starting salaries for graduates averaging more than $40,000 per year. They also looked at mid-career salary averages as well as the overall return on investment for the degree.

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