LeTourneau University was established as the LeTourneau Technical Institute in February 1946 with the aim of providing education to soldiers returning form World War II. In 1961, the school began offering bachelor’s degrees in engineering, technology and, a few courses in arts and sciences. This expansion prompted a name change to LeTourneau College. LeTourneau College became LeTourneau University in 1989, with the development of an MBA programs and the establishment of other educational centers within Texas.
LeTourneau University offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, aeronautics, computer science, business and education in the main campus in Longview as well as the other satellite campuses in and around Texas. LeTourneau has a distance-learning arm where students can earn their degrees online. The online course offerings include: Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor in Business, Interdisciplinary Studies (TEACH), Master in Business Administration, Master in Education, and TX Teacher Certification (PACT). In 2011, LeTourneau University's Online school was included in The Best College's25 best online college rankings
Tuition at LeTourneau ranges from $202.00 per credit hour for non-credit courses to $620.00 per credit hour for graduate programs. Tuition does not include incidental fees and may be subject to change without prior notice. Financial aid, however, is readily available to eligible students. Students may apply for federal grants, private scholarships, and student loans. Students in active military duty may avail of further tuition discounts. For information on tuition, fees and financial aid, contact LeTourneau University’s Financial Aid office.
The admission requirements at LeTourneau University are program-dependent. It is recommended that interested parties contact the University’s Admissions Office for more detailed admission information.
LeTourneau University is accredited, and authorized to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.