Ruston Area Colleges and Scholarships

Schools in and around Ruston

Louisiana Tech University
Four or more years; Public; $15,313 average out-state tuition; $6,400 average in-state tuition
Pat Goins Ruston Beauty School
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit


Ruston is a small city in and the parish seat of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is the largest city in the Eastern Ark-La-Tex region. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 21,859, reflecting an increase of 6.4 percent from the count of 20,546 counted in the 2000 Census. Ruston is near the eastern border of the Ark-La-Tex region and is the home of Louisiana Tech University. Its economy is therefore based on its college population. Ruston hosts the annual Peach Festival.

Ruston is the principal city of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Lincoln parish.

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