Best colleges in Louisiana

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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.

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Best Four Year Universities in Louisiana

Tulane University of Louisiana offers 278 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 4,069 students graduated with students earning 1,960 Bachelor's degrees, 1,492 Master's degrees, 554 Doctoral degrees, 37 Associate's degrees, and 26 Certificates.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College offers 260 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 6,958 students graduated with students earning 4,853 Bachelor's degrees, 1,295 Master's degrees, 601 Doctoral degrees, and 209 Certificates.

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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 2020, 101 students graduated with students earning 86 Bachelor's degrees, and 15 Master's degrees.

Louisiana Tech University offers 152 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2020, 2,092 students graduated with students earning 1,520 Bachelor's degrees, 374 Master's degrees, 85 Certificates, 62 Associate's degrees, and 51 Doctoral degrees.

Loyola University New Orleans offers 110 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 928 students graduated with students earning 503 Bachelor's degrees, 229 Master's degrees, 178 Doctoral degrees, and 18 Certificates.

Xavier University of Louisiana offers 80 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 556 students graduated with students earning 368 Bachelor's degrees, 148 Doctoral degrees, and 40 Master's degrees.

Dillard University
New Orleans, LA

Dillard University offers 21 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 223 students graduated with students earning 223 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers 126 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 3,616 students graduated with students earning 2,894 Bachelor's degrees, 629 Master's degrees, 60 Doctoral degrees, and 33 Certificates.

University of Louisiana at Monroe offers 115 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2020, 1,807 students graduated with students earning 1,237 Bachelor's degrees, 392 Master's degrees, 114 Doctoral degrees, 46 Associate's degrees, and 18 Certificates.

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 2020, 276 students graduated with students earning 150 Bachelor's degrees, 55 Master's degrees, 43 Associate'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 2020, 40 students graduated with students earning 40 Associate's degrees.

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 2020, 43 students graduated with students earning 27 Certificates, and 16 Associate's degrees.

Central Louisiana Technical Community College offers 41 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2020, 296 students graduated with students earning 273 Certificates, and 23 Associate's degrees.

Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College offers 41 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2020, 335 students graduated with students earning 326 Certificates, and 9 Associate's degrees.

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 2020, 101 students graduated with students earning 94 Certificates, and 7 Associate's degrees.

Blue Cliff College-Alexandria offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a small city. In 2020, 212 students graduated with students earning 123 Certificates, and 89 Associate's degrees.

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 2020, 162 students graduated with students earning 138 Certificates, and 24 Associate's degrees.

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 2020, 303 students graduated with students earning 249 Associate's degrees, and 54 Certificates.

SOWELA Technical Community College offers 59 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2020, 1,014 students graduated with students earning 624 Certificates, and 390 Associate's degrees.

Remington College-Lafayette Campus offers 15 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2020, 150 students graduated with students earning 97 Certificates, and 53 Associate's degrees.

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School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Tulane University of Louisiana Logo Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
5/5
16 : 1 13,927
Digital Media Institute at InterTech Logo Digital Media Institute at InterTech Shreveport, LA   18 : 1 36
Louisiana Culinary Institute Logo Louisiana Culinary Institute Baton Rouge, LA
3/5
19 : 1 114
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Logo Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
3/5
26 : 1 34,285
Centenary College of Louisiana Logo Centenary College of Louisiana Shreveport, LA
5/5
10 : 1 563