Here, we're about “Theory and Practice” – taking abstract ideas into the real world to solve tomorrow’s problems. Our reputation comes as much from what we’re doing now as it does from our storied past.

Lawrence Technology University was born 85 years ago in the middle of an innovation explosion that would change the world. None other than Henry and Edsel Ford helped launch the revolutionary experiment that would become LTU, providing guidance and space in their sprawling former Model T assembly plant for the fledgling school.

Today, we’re still changing the world. Since those early beginnings students and alumni have gone on to design and engineer the tools, buildings, and products that helped define their generations. And tomorrow’s LTU students will do the same...

Why I Chose LTU

    “When I graduated from high school, I actually had 46 college credits at Oakland Community College so I had planned to go there. But my mom encouraged me to apply to LTU because she knew it was a great school. I didn’t think I would get in, but here I am!”
    Mashia Kellum
    Mashia Kellum
    Computer Science, Class of 2017
    “One of the biggest reasons why I chose to come to LTU was the small campus. I knew that have smaller classes and a more intimate setting would help me grow as a student and person. Additionally, I knew the great reputation that LTU has within the engineering field.!”
    Alex Bryden
    Alex Bryden
    Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2016
    “I was seeking to get the university experience but on a much smaller scale, and LTU was the perfect fit for me!”
    Katelyn Allen
    Katelyn Allen
    Molecular and Cell Biology, Class of 2017

Fast Facts

12:1 Student to Faculty
Laptop or tablet provided to all undergrads
100+ Academic Programs
10 Fraternities and Sororities
85% of incoming undergrad students receive financial aid
Co-ops and Internships


University Leadership

Linda Height
Vice President of Finance

Dr. Gregory L. CascioneDr. Gregory L. Cascione
Special Assistant to the President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
Renee Tambeau
Interim Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs
Doug EbertDoug Ebert
Chairman, Board of Trustees


 architecture students

For more than 85 years, Lawrence Tech has continued to prosper and accelerate its growth, hone its educational philosophy of theory and practice, build important community and professional alliances, and forge partnerships with the businesses, organizations, and industries that recruit and hire Lawrence Tech alumni. 

Learn more about the History of Lawrence Tech by looking at the Overview of History, The Story of Chappy (the "Spirit of Lawrence Tech" airplane) and LTU Traditions.