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 technological university was born in 1932 during 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 kellumcomputer science
“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 brydenmechanical engineering
“i was seeking to get the university experience but on a much smaller scale, and ltu was the perfect fit for me!”katelyn allenmolecular and cell biology
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.