Best colleges in Louisiana

A Cajun College Experience

Jazz, crawdads, and plenty of soulful educational opportunities

Louisiana's population is as diverse as the spices they put in the gumbo. This likely explains why they have one of the most excitingly varied student populations in the nation. From the state college system to private universities, this southern state touts some impressive accolades when it comes to its 19 higher learning institutions. The U.S. News review also recently rated a few Louisiana schools as some of the best "up-and-coming" educational opportunities. College grads from Louisiana go on to work at big name corporations like the Pelican Publishing Co, White Knight Broadcasting, and Communications Corporation of America. and with the Creole State's 5.9% unemployment rate, your chances of starting your career are better here than most other states.

On the weekends, there are many ways to stay entertained, including camping, kayaking, hiking, biking and birding. How many times have you gone birding? That's what we figured. Louisiana is a great place for new experiences. Don the black and gold to cheer on the New Orleans Saints or visit New Orleans Arena for a Hornets game. When you're ready to just kick back and relax, check out one of the popular breweries throughout the state like Dixie Brewing Company in New Orleans or Great Raft Brewing in Shreveport. The Bayou Teche Brewery is another popular choice in the Bayou State. Louisiana is always ready to welcome anyone with an adventurous spirit and a lot of soul. If you desire a college destination with plenty of American spirit, lots of nicknames, and friendly neighbors, you will fare well in Louisiana.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics *Wikipedia, "Companies based in Louisiana", "Colleges and Universities based in Louisiana", "Louisiana Nicknames" *www.nola.com *www.louisianatravel.com/attractions/breweries

Best Four Year Universities in Louisiana

Tulane University of Louisiana offers 267 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 4,033 students graduated with students earning 1,771 Bachelor's degrees, 1,705 Master's degrees, 471 Doctoral degrees, 51 Associate's degrees, and 35 Certificates.

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.

Centenary College of Louisiana offers 28 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 127 students graduated with students earning 110 Bachelor's degrees, and 17 Master's degrees.

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Xavier University of Louisiana offers 71 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 503 students graduated with students earning 324 Bachelor's degrees, 127 Doctoral degrees, and 52 Master's degrees.

Louisiana Tech University offers 145 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 2,220 students graduated with students earning 1,484 Bachelor's degrees, 412 Master's degrees, 213 Certificates, 61 Associate's degrees, and 50 Doctoral degrees.

Dillard University
New Orleans, LA

Dillard University offers 24 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 247 students graduated with students earning 247 Bachelor's degrees.

Loyola University New Orleans offers 122 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 879 students graduated with students earning 512 Bachelor's degrees, 201 Master's degrees, and 166 Doctoral degrees.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers 132 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 3,421 students graduated with students earning 2,877 Bachelor's degrees, 448 Master's degrees, 64 Doctoral degrees, and 32 Certificates.

University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

University of New Orleans offers 113 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,563 students graduated with students earning 1,062 Bachelor's degrees, 442 Master's degrees, 40 Doctoral degrees, and 19 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.

Best Community Colleges in Louisiana

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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Central Louisiana Technical Community College offers 60 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 1,227 students graduated with students earning 1,200 Certificates, and 27 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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Remington College-Lafayette Campus offers 13 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 184 students graduated with students earning 140 Certificates, and 44 Associate's degrees.

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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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Northwest Louisiana Technical College offers 38 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 798 students graduated with students earning 780 Certificates, and 18 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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SOWELA Technical Community College offers 80 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 1,823 students graduated with students earning 1,426 Certificates, and 397 Associate's degrees.

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List of all colleges in Louisiana

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Tulane University of Louisiana Logo Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
5/5
16 : 1 12,923
Digital Media Institute at InterTech Logo Digital Media Institute at InterTech Shreveport, LA   16 : 1 31
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Logo Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
3/5
24 : 1 31,756
Centenary College of Louisiana Logo Centenary College of Louisiana Shreveport, LA
5/5
10 : 1 574
Xavier University of Louisiana Logo Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
5/5
14 : 1 3,325
Louisiana Tech University Logo Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA
3/5
29 : 1 11,510
Louisiana Culinary Institute Logo Louisiana Culinary Institute Baton Rouge, LA
3/5
18 : 1 107
Dillard University Logo Dillard University New Orleans, LA
4/5
17 : 1 1,225
Loyola University New Orleans Logo Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans, LA
5/5
19 : 1 4,367
Healthcare Training Institute Logo Healthcare Training Institute Kenner, LA     80
Academy of Interactive Entertainment Logo Academy of Interactive Entertainment Lafayette, LA
4/5
29 : 1 88
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Logo University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
3/5
26 : 1 16,933
University of New Orleans Logo University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA
3/5
29 : 1 8,231
Southern University and A & M College Logo Southern University and A & M College Baton Rouge, LA
3/5
23 : 1 7,140
University of Holy Cross Logo University of Holy Cross New Orleans, LA
3/5
16 : 1 1,102
Saint Joseph Seminary College Logo Saint Joseph Seminary College St. Benedict, LA
4/5
5 : 1 127
University of Louisiana at Monroe Logo University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, LA
3/5
27 : 1 8,673
Nicholls State University Logo Nicholls State University Thibodaux, LA
2/5
25 : 1 6,491
Louisiana College Logo Louisiana College Pineville, LA
4/5
17 : 1 1,224
Central Louisiana Technical Community College Logo Central Louisiana Technical Community College Alexandria, LA
2/5
33 : 1 2,527

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