Quick Facts


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 (2014-2015)

  • 2667 Students
    • 2072 Undergraduate Students
    • 417 Graduate Students
    • 178 High School Dual Enrollment Students
  • 1537 Residential Students
  • 1130 Global Students
  • 49% Male & 51% Female (Global & Residential Students)
  • Students come from
    • 49 States
    • 37 Countries
    • 49 Denominations/Religions


Longview Campus (2014-2015)

  • 1537 Students
    • 68% Male
    • 32% Female
    • 112 International Students
    • 19% Home Schooled
    • 53% From out of State
    • 74% Live on Campus
    • 20 National Merit Scholars
    • 29 Graduate Students
    • 178 High School Dual Enrollment Students
Freshman Class
  • 359 Students
  • Average High School GPA: 3.59
  • Average SAT (Verbal+Math): 1173.56
  • Average ACT Composite: 25.73


Global Campus (2014-2015)

  • 1130 Students
    • 78% Female
    • 22% Male
    • 388 Graduate Students
    • 742 Undergraduate Students


Top Eight Enrollment States:

  • Texas (1918)
  • California (93)
  • Colorado (40)
  • Illinois (32)
  • Pennsylvania (27)
  • Louisiana (25)
  • North Carolina (22)
  • Washington (22)


Student Life

  • More than 50 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, including movies, concerts, Hootenanny, Midnight Madness, Mystery Bus Tour, and Film Festival.


Tuition and Fees (2014-2015)

  • 94% of LETU students receive some form of financial aid
  • 811 Pell Grant Recipients



  • Member of the American Southwest Conference, NCAA Division III
  • 6 Men's and 7 Women's varsity athletic programs


Majors and Concentrations


Faculty (2014-2015)

  • 104 full-time faculty members
  • Over 71% hold their doctorate or the highest degree in their field
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
  • Average Class Size: 15



  • Three-year Average Graduate Placement Rate
    • 89% Overall
    • 82% School of Aviation & Aeronautical Science
    • 89% School of Arts & Sciences
    • 90% School of Education w/ Interdisciplinary
    • 87% School of Education w/o Interdisciplinary
    • 88% School of Business
    • 93% School of Engineering & Engineering Technology



  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
    • LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of LeTourneau University.
  • ABET
    • LeTourneau University's bachelor's programs in engineering and engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    • The School of Aeronautical Science offers three programs that are approved by the FAA. The Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic curriculum is approved by the FAA under 14CFR Part 147. The Private, Instrument and Commercial Pilot curriculum is approved by the FAA under 14CFR Part 141. The Air Traffic Control curriculum is approved by the FAA under the AT-CTI program guidelines.
  • Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)
    • LeTourneau University's teacher education program underwent its first program review and approval from the State Board for Educator Certification in October, 1993. It is accredited on an annual basis.
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
    • LeTourneau University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas.
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
    • THECB does not require nonprofit, private institutions in Texas to have a state license to operate, as long as the institution is regionally accredited.



  • 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.