LeTourneau begins its Faith Statement by declaring “A deep faith in God is the cornerstone of LeTourneau University.” This private not-for-profit university began as an all male college in 1956 by R.G. and Evelyn LeTourneau in Longview, Texas. It transitioned to a co-educational facility by 1961 and became SACS and ABET accredited in 1989. It is an interdenominational Christian-based organization that welcomes students from all denominations. Today, it extends over multiple Texas locations and offers online education for working adults through its LEAP (LeTourneau Education for Adult Professionals) program maintaining an enrollment of 2500 plus students. Students attend LeTourneau from 49 states and more than twenty countries.
LeTourneau University is accredited to award Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Specific accreditations and approvals include Letourneau’s Bachelor’s programs in engineering and engineering technology that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, approval by the Federal Aviation Administration for three School of Aeronautical Science programs, annual accreditation of LeTourneau’s teacher education program by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification and accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education for its business programs. LeTourneau University also retains membership with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
At LeTourneau University, working adults can complete accelerated coursework to earn an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Associate’s degrees focus on Criminal Justice, Health Care Management and Interdisciplinary Studies. Students pursuing Bachelor’s degrees can choose from eight different degree programs including Aviation Studies or Management, Business, Criminal Justice, Health Care Management, Health Information Systems, Human Services, Interdisciplinary Studies and Nonprofit Management and Psychology. LeTourneau offers seven Master’s degree choices including Business Administration, Counseling, Education, Health Care Administration, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology and Engineering and Strategic Leadership. All students must submit records including a high school diploma, GED or equivalent, along with transcripts. In addition, the University will consider admissions based on test scores, class rank, recommendations, character, leadership, service and Christian values.
LeTourneau University works to make college affordable for all, especially working adults. Tuition rates vary by program and degree with the exception of dual-enrollment courses for high school students. Over 97 percent of students at LeTourneau receive some sort of financial aid. Aid packages include grants, loans and scholarships. Academic Scholarship are based on academic achievement. Additional scholarships are based on need, leadership, and various other qualifications. The University also accepts Church Matching grants. Federal, state and private loans are also available to qualified applicants including Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, the Federal Teach Grant, the Texas Tuition Equalization Grant Program, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Direct Stafford Loans, and Direct Plus Loans for Graduate and Professional Degree Students. LeTourneau also partners with the military to offer the Yellow Ribbon Program and works with military personnel to apply qualifying transfer credits, including acceptance of CLEP and DANTES scores for course credit.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Sector Of Institution:4-year, Private not-for-profit
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,241
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