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115 Colleges
67,657 Yearly Graduations
$42,236 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,293 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 67,657 students received a degree from a college in Louisiana, making it rank #26 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $10,559 per year to get their degree at a college in Louisiana, while out of state students will pay an average of $13,148 per year.

About 67% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,323 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
7,218 Yearly Degrees
$9,132 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 30,861 students at Louisiana State University in total, 22,060 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Louisiana State University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

36% of Louisiana State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,626 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Louisiana State University is $40,200.

#2

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,778 Yearly Degrees
$54,918 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,716 full-time undergraduates at Tulane, and 12,384 students altogether. It takes the average Tulane undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

This a very selective school with only 21% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

28% of Tulane students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,544 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tulane is $42,800.

#3

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
3,445 Yearly Degrees
$5,511 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 12,767 full-time undergraduates at UL Lafayette, and 17,297 students altogether. For undergraduates at UL Lafayette, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at UL Lafayette take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,109 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UL Lafayette is $32,800.

#4

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
3,192 Yearly Degrees

There are 14,239 students at Delgado Community College in total, 5,147 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 47% of students at Delgado Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,169 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,300 during the early-career years.

#5

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,322 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,347 students at SOWELA in total, 1,694 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

3% of SOWELA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,889 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SOWELA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,233 Yearly Degrees
$6,592 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 12,839 students at Louisiana Tech in total, 8,090 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Louisiana Tech is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at Louisiana Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,633 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Louisiana Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
2,143 Yearly Degrees
$6,196 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,996 students at Louisiana State University - Shreveport in total, 1,641 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Louisiana State University - Shreveport undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 36% of students at Louisiana State University - Shreveport take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,714 a year. Louisiana State University - Shreveport has a 8.6% 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 $32,800 during the early-career years.

#8

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,134 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Baton Rouge Community College is 7,908, of which 3,878 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,272 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BRCC is $24,700.

#9

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,084 Yearly Degrees
$6,684 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 14,285 students at Southeastern in total, 8,998 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Southeastern, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at Southeastern take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,869 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,975 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,121 full-time undergraduates at Central Louisiana Technical Community College, and 2,453 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Central Louisiana Technical Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,851 a year.

#11

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,960 Yearly Degrees
$5,738 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is 10,572, of which 5,471 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at NSU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

57% of NSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,921 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,700 during the early-career years.

#11

Louisiana Delta Community College

Monroe, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,960 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Louisiana Delta Community College is 3,666, of which 1,876 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

42% of LDCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,961 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 29.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LDCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,936 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,995 students at Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus in total, 1,517 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

45% of Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,080 a year.

#14

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,910 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at South Louisiana Community College is 6,534, of which 3,562 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at South Louisiana Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,224 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from South Louisiana Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Aveda Institute-Covington

Covington, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,745 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Aveda Institute-Covington is 2,265, of which 2,265 students are full-time undergraduates. Aveda Institute-Covington has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,306 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,500 during the early-career years.

#16

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,673 Yearly Degrees
$6,490 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 9,181 students at ULM in total, 5,212 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average ULM undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at ULM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,024 a year. ULM has a 7.1% 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 $31,600 during the early-career years.

#17

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,641 Yearly Degrees

There are 6,734 students at Bossier Parish Community College in total, 3,541 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

41% of Bossier Parish Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,927 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,800 during the early-career years.

#18

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,598 Yearly Degrees
$6,090 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,737 full-time undergraduates at UNO, and 7,964 students altogether. It takes the average UNO undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,077 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% 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 $31,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,385 Yearly Degrees
$5,703 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at McNeese State University is 7,629, of which 5,567 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average McNeese undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 35% of students at McNeese take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,954 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from McNeese is $32,600.

#20

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,374 Yearly Degrees
$5,686 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Nicholls State University is 6,327, of which 4,662 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Nicholls State University is 4.7 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 51% of students at Nicholls State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,142 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Nicholls State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

River Parishes Community College

Gonzales, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,291 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,023 full-time undergraduates at River Parishes Community College, and 2,342 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 39% of students at River Parishes Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,859 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from River Parishes Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,172 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Northwest Louisiana Technical College is 1,130, of which 471 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

#23

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,011 Yearly Degrees
$5,336 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Southern University and A & M College is 6,118, of which 4,530 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Southern University and A & M College undergraduate about 5.0 years to complete their degree.

About 45% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

85% of Southern University and A & M College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,273 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern University and A & M College is $27,300.

#24

Fletcher Technical Community College

Schriever, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
946 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Fletcher Technical Community College is 2,221, of which 1,086 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,071 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 30.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Fletcher Technical Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
940 Yearly Degrees
$14,724 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,759 students at Loyola New Orleans in total, 2,446 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Loyola New Orleans, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

67% of Loyola New Orleans students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,386 a year. Loyola New Orleans has a 6.5% 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 $31,700 during the early-career years.

Other Louisiana Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Grambling State University 857
27 Nunez Community College 856
28 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans 844
29 New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 545
30 Louisiana State University - Alexandria 540
31 Xavier University of Louisiana 508
32 Blue Cliff College-Metairie 499
33 Southern University at New Orleans 470
34 Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette 371
35 Louisiana State University-Eunice 346
36 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 323
37 Southern University at Shreveport 303
38 Infinity College 280
39 Crescent City Bartending School 266
40 ITI Technical College 264
40 Blue Cliff College-Alexandria 264
42 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport 258
43 Dillard University 247
44 Louisiana College 234
45 University of Holy Cross 208
46 Remington College-Lafayette Campus 184
47 Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria 175
48 Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe 169
49 Unitech Training Academy-Houma 163
50 Blue Cliff College-Lafayette 160
51 Southern University Law Center 159
52 Remington College - Shreveport Campus 155
53 Centenary College of Louisiana 150
54 Delta College of Arts & Technology-Lafayette Campus 145
55 McCann School of Business & Technology 144
56 Diesel Driving Academy-Baton Rouge 142
57 Blue Cliff College-Houma 138
58 Unitech Training Academy-Metairie 137
59 Learning Bridge Career Institute 135
59 Medical Training College 135
61 Herzing University - Kenner 133
62 Delta College of Arts & Technology 129
63 Aveda Institute-Lafayette 125
64 Fortis College-Baton Rouge 124
65 Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport 121
66 Eastern College of Health Vocations-New Orleans 116
67 Delta College-Slidell Campus 115
68 Delta College Inc 114
69 Ayers Career College 111
70 Compass Career College 107
71 Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles 106
72 Unitech Training Academy-Baton Rouge 104
73 Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Baton Rouge 88
74 My Le’s Beauty College 77
75 Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Metairie 76
76 John Jay Beauty College 71
77 Moore Career College 70
78 Aveda Institute-Baton Rouge 69
79 Guy’s Shreveport Academy of Cosmetology Inc 63
80 Louisiana Culinary Institute 59
81 Healthcare Training Institute 51
81 Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Slidell 51
83 Baton Rouge School of Computers 50
84 Cosmetology Training Center 47
85 Camelot College 43
85 Baton Rouge General Medical Center-School of Nursing 43
87 Stage One-The Hair School 42
88 D’Jay’s Institute of Cosmetology and Esthiology 41
88 Omega Institute of Cosmetology 41
90 Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty School 40
90 Denham Springs Beauty School 40
92 Saint Joseph Seminary College 38
93 Avery James School of Cosmetology 30
94 Cloyd’s Beauty School 3 Inc 25
95 Pineville Beauty School 24
96 J’s Barber College 23
96 Stevensons Academy of Hair Design 23
98 Park Place Premier Barber School 22
99 South Louisiana Beauty College 20
100 Louisiana Academy of Beauty 18
101 Digital Media Institute at InterTech 17
102 Bos-Man’s Barber College 16
103 VH Barber & Styling Academy 15
103 Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus 15
103 Opelousas School of Cosmetology 15
106 Celebrity Stylist Beauty School 10
107 Cloyd’s Beauty School 1 Inc 8
107 Ray J’s College of Hair 8
109 Blalock’s Professional Beauty College 6
109 Setting the Standard Barbering and Natural Hair Academy 6
111 Cloyd’s Barber School 2 Inc 4
111 Celebrity Barber School 4
113 Academy of Interactive Entertainment 3
114 Chamberlain-University-Louisiana 0
114 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana 0

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