"We've enjoyed national recognition for providing that value and that return on investment," said Louisiana Tech spokesman Dave Guerin. "It's something we focus on especially in tough economic times."
Other Louisiana universities ranked include Tulane, Loyola and Grambling State.
Guerin says students know that not only are they going to get a great value for their education at Tech, but they also know they're going to have a wonderful experience at the Ruston university.
"We provide students with research experiences and opportunities to do a variety of things from the time they're freshman to the time they graduate," said Guerin.
Tech President Les Guice says it's national rankings like these that are a testament to the dedication of their faculty and staff who continue to go above and beyond for their students.
Guerin says even though higher education in Louisiana had to endure stiff budget cuts over the past couple of years, Tech's goal was to move ahead.
"We want to focus on growing our institution and growing opportunities for our students and our graduates," Guerin said. "I think that's paid dividends in things like the Money Magazine rankings."