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# Louisiana Colleges

Louisiana ranked #30 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2021. Around 45,138 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Louisiana is $11,078 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $13,079 a year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,348 per year.

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There are 27,825 undergraduates at Louisiana State University, of which 24,097 are full-time, and there are 34,285 students altogether. For undergraduates at Louisiana State University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 35% of students at Louisiana State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,615 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,326 during the early-career years.

There are 8,537 undergraduates at Tulane, of which 7,851 are full-time, and there are 13,927 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Tulane is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 11% of students getting accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 26% of students at Tulane take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,913 a year. Tulane has a 3.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tulane is $46,457.

The total student population at Louisiana State University - Shreveport is 9,955, of which 2,553 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,719 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 24% of students at Louisiana State University - Shreveport take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,640 a year. Louisiana State University - Shreveport has a 5.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,071 during the early-career years.

There are 16,450 students at UL Lafayette in total, 14,020 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,318 are full-time. For undergraduates at UL Lafayette, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at UL Lafayette take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,098 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UL Lafayette with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,980 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 14,426 students at Southeastern in total, 13,456 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,383 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,359 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southeastern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,197 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Louisiana Tech University is 11,126, of which 10,013 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,854 are full-time. It takes the average Louisiana Tech undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

43% of Louisiana Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,450 a year. Louisiana Tech has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Louisiana Tech is $40,209.

There are 10,321 undergraduates at NSU, of which 6,163 are full-time, and there are 11,447 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

59% of NSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,121 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NSU is $35,254.

There are 6,929 undergraduates at ULM, of which 4,568 are full-time, and there are 8,888 students altogether. For undergraduates at ULM, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

47% of ULM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,212 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ULM is $34,857.

There are 6,895 undergraduates at UNO, of which 5,060 are full-time, and there are 8,375 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNO is 4.5 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

42% of UNO students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,244 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UNO with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,166 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 6,769 students at Nicholls State University in total, 6,134 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,968 are full-time. For undergraduates at Nicholls State University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

49% of Nicholls State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,667 a year. Nicholls State University has a 8.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Nicholls State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,674 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at McNeese State University is 7,284, of which 6,674 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,401 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 46% of students at McNeese take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,101 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,891 during the early-career years.

There are 6,917 students at Southern University and A & M College in total, 6,145 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,547 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

About 43% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 88% of students at Southern University and A & M College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,274 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern University and A & M College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,782 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,792 full-time undergraduates at Delgado Community College, and 13,251 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 43% of students at Delgado Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,402 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Delgado Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,754 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 3,219 undergraduates at Loyola New Orleans, of which 2,955 are full-time, and there are 4,497 students altogether. It takes the average Loyola New Orleans undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

65% of Loyola New Orleans students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,982 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,432 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans is 2,827, of which 904 students are undergraduates and of those, 783 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 3 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from LSU Health - New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $59,482 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 5,438 students at GSU in total, 4,511 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,041 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at GSU is 4.7 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 90% of students at GSU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,995 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,399 during the early-career years.

There are 3,387 full-time undergraduates at South Louisiana Community College, and 5,855 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

40% of South Louisiana Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,905 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,939 during the early-career years.

There are 6,090 students at Bossier Parish Community College in total, 2,892 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,755 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bossier Parish Community College is $26,047.

There are 2,066 full-time undergraduates at Louisiana State University - Alexandria, and 3,706 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Louisiana State University - Alexandria is 4.6 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 23% are men and 77% are women.

45% of Louisiana State University - Alexandria students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,782 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Louisiana State University - Alexandria with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,533 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Xavier University of Louisiana is 3,383, of which 2,517 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,406 are full-time. It takes the average XULA undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 23% are men and 77% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,676 a year. XULA has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,999 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Baton Rouge Community College is 7,376, which includes 3,318 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,256 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,013 during the early-career years.

There are 839 undergraduates at NOBTS, of which 155 are full-time, and there are 2,293 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

There are 1,492 full-time undergraduates at SOWELA, and 2,914 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at SOWELA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,961 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,818 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Southern University at New Orleans is 2,264, of which 1,941 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,069 are full-time. For undergraduates at SUNO, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 27% of accepted students are men, and 73% are women.

50% of SUNO students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,144 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,291 during the early-career years.

There are 2,755 students at River Parishes Community College in total, 1,284 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 33% of students at River Parishes Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,901 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from River Parishes Community College is $29,246.

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