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History

LeTourneau University is named for our founder, Mr. R.G. LeTourneau. While flying over the area in 1946 to select a manufacturing site, Mrs. LeTourneau saw the sprawling complex of a vacated Army hospital consisting of over two hundred frame buildings.

When told that the facility was no longer in use, Mrs. LeTourneau asked about establishing a school to serve the many GIs returning from the war. The site was secured and LeTourneau Technical Institute was established.

Since then LeTourneau Technical Institute has become LeTourneau University, a SACSCOC accredited, nondenominational Christian university, offering four-year ABET accredited engineering and engineering technology degrees, as well as four-year and two-year undergraduate degree programs in technology, the liberal arts, business, aeronautical science, education and the sciences, plus master's degree programs in business, education, engineering and psychology.

Today LeTourneau is led by its president, Dr. Dale A. Lunsford, and its board of trustees


Student Body (2017-2018)

  • 3003 Students
    • 1846 Undergraduate Students
    • 392 Graduate Students
    • 765 High School Dual Enrollment Students
  • 2012 Residential Students
  • 991 Global Students
  • 50% Male & 50% Female (Global & Residential Students)
  • Students come from
    • 46 States
    • 29 Countries
    • 50 Denominations/Religions

 


Longview Campus (2017-2018)

  • 1627 Students
    • 68% Male
    • 32% Female
    • 77 International Students
    • 33% From out of State
    • 70% Live on Campus
    • 148 Honors Students
    • 17 Graduate Students
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Freshman Class
  • 281 Students
  • Average SAT (Verbal+Math): 1189
  • Average ACT Composite: 25
  • Average GPA: 3.6

 


Dual Enrollment (2017-2018)

  • 765 Students
  • 21 High School Affiliates

 


Global Campus (2017-2018)

  • 991 Students
    • 71% Female
    • 29% Male
    • 375 Graduate Students
    • 616 Undergraduate Students

 


Top Eight Enrollment States:

  • Texas (2384)
  • California (65)
  • Colorado (34)
  • Illinois (30)
  • Pennsylvania (26)
  • Louisiana (25)
  • Washington (24)
  • Georgia (14)

 


Student Life

  • 30 recognized student organizations on campus.
  • 71% of residential students participate in one or more of the 20 intramural sports ranging from basketball to flag football to coed ultimate Frisbee and air hockey.
  • The YellowJacket Activities Council (YAC) and other student body organizations plan over 30 events every year for the student body.

 


Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)

  • 90% of LETU students receive some form of financial aid
  • 668 Pell Grant Recipients

 


Athletics

  • Member of the American Southwest Conference, NCAA Division III
  • 8 Men's and 9 Women's varsity athletic programs

 


Majors and Concentrations

 


Faculty (2016-2017)

  • 83 full-time faculty members
  • 84% hold their doctorate or the highest degree in their field
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1
  • Average Class Size: 15

 


Outcomes (2016-2017)

  • Three-year Average Graduate Placement Rate for Residential Campus
    • 94% Overall
    • 89% School of Aviation & Aeronautical Science
    • 94% School of Arts & Sciences
    • 94% School of Education
    • 93% School of Business
    • 97% School of Engineering & Engineering Technology

 


Accreditation & Approvals

 


Campus

  • 162-acre main campus located in Longview, Texas.
  • Ten academic buildings with the latest technology & equipment, with wireless Internet access available in all academic areas.
  • 15 different on-campus living opportunities.
  • All living areas have connections for telephone, cable TV and internet access.
  • The S.E. Belcher, Jr. Chapel and Performance Center opened in Fall 2007 and offers an amazing venue for LETU Chapel services (MWF) and numerous concerts and events. For a complete listing of the Belcher Center events click here.

 

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