I enrolled LETU starting with the fall semester of 2009. The major that I'm after is Air Traffic Management with a Professional Flight concentration. As DTBLASER states, the program is very new. Just this summer, LETU contracted UFA, Inc. to provide the ATC equipment. From talking to some of the flight professors, it seems that the program will be starting up this fall semester, with all the classes offered by 2013, according to the Dean of Aeronautical Science.
Just like DTBLASER, I'm a student in the first group for CTI. Currently, there are around 20-25 students actively pursuing the degree. To my knowledge, a few more students applied/switched majors during the summer, so that number might be more. As far as the classes go, being that I'm also a flight major, I have not started any ATC-CTI classes. Instead I got my Private Pilot Certificate out of the way first. I plan on starting in a semester or so, after being halfway done with my Commercial Pilot Certificate. The faculty and staff of the Aeronautical Sciences Dept. is top notch, with small and personal classes.
The tuition price can be expensive, if you are a flight major, and a little cheaper if you are not. Compared to larger universities, we are around the same price range. If you are on a budget, I would suggest going to a smaller community college that offers the degree.
As far as the actual university goes, it's a very small Christian-faith university. It is very welcoming, and it has a great departments, other than AS Dept., such as the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology.
The city of Longview is decently sized. It is located roughly 2 hours east of Dallas, Texas, and 1 hour west of Shreveport, Louisiana. It's not a college town by any means, but there are several higher learning facilities in the area. Cost of living there, from what I'm told, is cheap.
If you're still on the fence, let me sweeten this for you. The school REALLY knows its aviation. It is one of its crown jewels. In fact, LETU?s flight team won the Loening Trophy at the 2009 SAFECON competition, which is considered the most prestigious award in collegiate aviation competition. The Loening Trophy is awarded to the outstanding all-around collegiate aviation program in the nation. The school has The Paul and Betty Abbott Aviation Center, a 55,500 sq. ft building with a 10,000 sq ft. hangar, based at KGGG (East Texas Regional Airport).