The University is named for its founder, . LeTourneau, one of the world’s greatest inventors of earthmoving equipment. , he toured Longview, Texas, with his wife, Evelyn in 1946 to consider a manufacturing site for his next earthmoving equipment factory. While flying over a sprawling complex of a vacated Army hospital consisting of over 200 frame buildings, Mrs. LeTourneau inquired about the facility. When told it was no longer in use, she suggested establishing a school to educate returning World War II veterans.
LeTourneau University is an unapologetically Christian university. While it has no direct denominational ties, it welcomes students of all denominations who love and seek after God. It is a place where students have found a deeper relationship with Him, grown in their spiritual walk and discovered God’s purpose for their lives.
Visiting the LeTourneau University campus is the best way to learn about LETU’s academic programs, experience the close-knit campus community, and see what a day is like in the life of a YellowJacket.
The library provides access to materials and services for students, faculty, staff, and the community.
LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees.