Best colleges in Baton Rouge

Down on the Bayou

All the fun and Southern charm you can handle

As the farthest upstream port on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is a mecca that celebrates today’s diverse culture, preserves its French roots, and is known for it’s “L’agniappe” meaning a little something extra.* With delicious cuisine including the Capital City Culinary tour, a world-renowned art scene, musical festivals, shopping and nightlife galore, your fun is endless in Baton Rouge.* So why not make your education fun, too? Home to 24 traditional universities and colleges with majors ranging from 3D Animation to Golf Course Management, your options are rich in Baton Rouge.* Named to the Top 30 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs and in the top 5 of Happiest Cities in America, Baton Rouge offers the best of both worlds pre and post graduation.* And the lower-than-average unemployment rate will help you find your career start right out of the graduation gates.

Louisiana’s state capital, with its charming landscape and breathtaking colonial architecture, nickname of “Red Stick,” and Windrush Gardens, is one place you’ll be inspired to get outside and enjoy southern hospitality at its finest.* But it's not all about taking in the scenery. Baton Rouge is home to 20 major state museums, 36 captivating historic sites, 3 casinos, and countless restaurants, nightclubs and bars.* If the intoxicating scent of creole and po’ boys, call of Mardi Gras, and superior collegiate athletic offerings don’t swoon you, the endless supply of sunshine and average temperature of 68◦ will.* Baton Rouge is the full collegiate experience and promising career destination you need.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *visitbatonrouge.com *Wikipedia, “Baton Rouge” *under30ceo.com *huffingtonpost.com

Best Four Year Universities in Baton Rouge

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College offers 248 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 7,063 students graduated with students earning 4,979 Bachelor's degrees, 1,270 Master's degrees, 582 Doctoral degrees, and 232 Certificates.

Southern University and A & M College offers 98 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,011 students graduated with students earning 730 Bachelor's degrees, 253 Master's degrees, and 28 Doctoral degrees.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University offers 19 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 323 students graduated with students earning 190 Bachelor's degrees, 54 Master's degrees, 46 Associate's degrees, 24 Doctoral degrees, and 9 Certificates.

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Southern University Law Center offers 1 degree programs. It's a very small, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 159 students graduated with students earning 159 Doctoral degrees.

University of Phoenix-Louisiana offers 0 degree programs. It's a private for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city.

Best Community Colleges in Baton Rouge

Louisiana Culinary Institute offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 59 students graduated with students earning 59 Associate's degrees.

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Baton Rouge School of Computers offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 50 students graduated with students earning 27 Certificates, and 23 Associate's degrees.

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Delta College of Arts & Technology offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 129 students graduated with students earning 124 Certificates, and 5 Associate's degrees.

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ITI Technical College
Baton Rouge, LA

ITI Technical College offers 15 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 264 students graduated with students earning 221 Associate's degrees, and 43 Certificates.

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Fortis College-Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA

Fortis College-Baton Rouge offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 124 students graduated with students earning 99 Certificates, and 25 Associate's degrees.

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Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus offers 1 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 15 students graduated with students earning 15 Associate's degrees.

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River Parishes Community College offers 29 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 1,248 students graduated with students earning 873 Certificates, and 375 Associate's degrees.

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Baton Rouge Community College offers 71 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,798 students graduated with students earning 1,283 Certificates, and 515 Associate's degrees.

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List of all colleges in Baton Rouge

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Logo Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
3/5
24 : 1 31,756
Louisiana Culinary Institute Logo Louisiana Culinary Institute Baton Rouge, LA
3/5
18 : 1 107
Southern University and A & M College Logo Southern University and A & M College Baton Rouge, LA
3/5
23 : 1 7,140
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Logo Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Baton Rouge, LA
3/5
14 : 1 1,294
Baton Rouge School of Computers Logo Baton Rouge School of Computers Baton Rouge, LA   24 : 1 48
Delta College of Arts & Technology Logo Delta College of Arts & Technology Baton Rouge, LA   18 : 1 270
ITI Technical College Logo ITI Technical College Baton Rouge, LA
3/5
28 : 1 650
Denham Springs Beauty School Logo Denham Springs Beauty School Denham Springs, LA     70
Fortis College-Baton Rouge Logo Fortis College-Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA
3/5
15 : 1 396
Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus Logo Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus Baton Rouge, LA
4/5
27 : 1 82
D'Jay's Institute of Cosmetology and Esthiology Logo D'Jay's Institute of Cosmetology and Esthiology Baton Rouge, LA     72
Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Baton Rouge Logo Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA     137
Moore Career College Logo Moore Career College Baton Rouge, LA     162
Diesel Driving Academy-Baton Rouge Logo Diesel Driving Academy-Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA     214
Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute-Baton Rouge Logo Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute-Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA     138
River Parishes Community College Logo River Parishes Community College Gonzales, LA
2/5
56 : 1 3,232
Baton Rouge Community College Logo Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge, LA
2/5
55 : 1 8,116
Baton Rouge General Medical Center-School of Nursing Logo Baton Rouge General Medical Center-School of Nursing Baton Rouge, LA
3/5
  71
Medical Training College Logo Medical Training College Baton Rouge, LA     235
Southern University Law Center Logo Southern University Law Center Baton Rouge, LA   26 : 1 669