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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 terms of yearly graduations, Louisiana is ranked #26 in the country with 67,657 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Louisiana is $10,559 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $13,148 a 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
$11,962 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 31,756 students at Louisiana State University in total, 25,826 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 22,726 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Louisiana State University is 4.5 years.

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

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,626 a year. Louisiana State University has a 4.0% 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 State University is $40,200.

#2

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,778 Yearly Degrees
$56,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,923 students at Tulane in total, 7,980 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,260 are full-time. For undergraduates at Tulane, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

Roughly 28% of students at Tulane take out loans to pay for college. 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.

Students who graduate from Tulane with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
3,445 Yearly Degrees
$10,382 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 16,933, of which 14,603 students are undergraduates and of those, 11,929 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

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

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,109 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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
$4,079 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,864 full-time undergraduates at Delgado Community College, and 14,140 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Delgado Community College is $25,300.

#5

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,322 Yearly Degrees
$4,265 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at SOWELA Technical Community College is 4,058, which includes 1,887 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,889 a year. SOWELA has a 4.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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
$9,615 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,510 students at Louisiana Tech in total, 10,289 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,131 are full-time. It takes the average Louisiana Tech undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. 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
$7,327 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Louisiana State University - Shreveport is 8,579, of which 2,577 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,728 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Louisiana State University - Shreveport is 4.8 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,714 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$4,221 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,116 students at BRCC in total, 3,832 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 28% of students at BRCC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from BRCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,084 Yearly Degrees
$8,329 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,220 students at Southeastern in total, 13,257 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,248 are full-time. For undergraduates at Southeastern, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

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

Students who graduate from Southeastern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,975 Yearly Degrees
$4,098 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,527 students at Central Louisiana Technical Community College in total, 1,137 are full-time undergraduates. 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
$8,768 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,900 students at NSU in total, 9,825 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,340 are full-time. It takes the average NSU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NSU is $30,700.

#11

Louisiana Delta Community College

Monroe, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,960 Yearly Degrees
$4,158 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,133 full-time undergraduates at LDCC, and 4,522 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at LDCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LDCC is $20,400.

Public Public vs. Private
1,936 Yearly Degrees
$4,103 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,674 students at Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus in total, 1,716 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,080 a year.

#14

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,910 Yearly Degrees
$4,205 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South Louisiana Community College is 6,698, which includes 3,634 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South Louisiana Community College is $23,100.

#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 2,232, which includes 2,232 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Aveda Institute - Covington is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 81% of students at Aveda Institute - Covington take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Aveda Institute - Covington with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,673 Yearly Degrees
$8,974 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Louisiana at Monroe is 8,673, of which 6,948 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,761 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ULM is 4.7 years.

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 typical student loan amount is $6,024 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from ULM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,641 Yearly Degrees
$4,156 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bossier Parish Community College is 6,460, which includes 3,259 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bossier Parish Community College is $22,800.

#18

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,598 Yearly Degrees
$9,072 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,231 students at UNO in total, 6,713 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,905 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at UNO take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,077 a year. UNO has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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
$8,102 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,663 undergraduates at McNeese, of which 5,407 are full-time, and there are 7,295 students altogether. For undergraduates at McNeese, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,600 during the early-career years.

#20

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,374 Yearly Degrees
$7,898 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,491 students at Nicholls State University in total, 5,906 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,975 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Nicholls State University is 4.7 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nicholls State University is $33,600.

#21

River Parishes Community College

Gonzales, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,291 Yearly Degrees
$4,079 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,232 students at River Parishes Community College in total, 1,376 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,172 Yearly Degrees
$2,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College is 1,108, which includes 430 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
$9,141 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,324 undergraduates at Southern University and A & M College, of which 4,875 are full-time, and there are 7,140 students altogether. 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. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at Southern University and A & M College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,300 during the early-career years.

#24

Fletcher Technical Community College

Schriever, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
946 Yearly Degrees
$3,981 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,381 full-time undergraduates at Fletcher Technical Community College, and 2,304 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

41% of Fletcher Technical Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fletcher Technical Community College is $24,400.

#25

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
940 Yearly Degrees
$40,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,367 students at Loyola New Orleans in total, 3,172 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,876 are full-time. It takes the average Loyola New Orleans undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Loyola New Orleans is $31,700.

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 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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