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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 $11,416 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $13,298 a year.

About 56% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,271 per year.

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There are 34,285 students at Louisiana State University in total, 27,825 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 24,097 are full-time. It takes the average Louisiana State University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 31% of students at Louisiana State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,670 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,054 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Tulane University of Louisiana is 13,927, of which 8,537 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,851 are full-time. For undergraduates at Tulane, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 10% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

27% of Tulane students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,778 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tulane is $47,037.

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. For undergraduates at Louisiana State University - Shreveport, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 19% of students at Louisiana State University - Shreveport take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,323 a year. Louisiana State University - Shreveport has a 1.3% 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 - Shreveport is $36,729.

The total student population at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 16,450, of which 14,020 students are undergraduates and of those, 11,318 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,833 a year. UL Lafayette has a 2.8% 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 UL Lafayette is $38,254.

There are 13,456 undergraduates at Southeastern, of which 9,383 are full-time, and there are 14,426 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

41% of Southeastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,140 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeastern is $36,810.

There are 10,013 undergraduates at Louisiana Tech, of which 7,854 are full-time, and there are 11,126 students altogether. 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 66%. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

41% of Louisiana Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,559 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Louisiana Tech is $42,884.

There are 10,321 undergraduates at NSU, of which 6,163 are full-time, and there are 11,447 students altogether. It takes the average NSU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,540 a year. NSU has a 3.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,420 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at University of Louisiana at Monroe is 8,888, of which 6,929 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,568 are full-time. It takes the average ULM undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

45% of ULM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,134 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% 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 $36,263 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at University of New Orleans is 8,375, of which 6,895 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,060 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,843 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UNO with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,624 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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,271 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Nicholls State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,722 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. It takes the average McNeese undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,041 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from McNeese is $37,189.

There are 6,145 undergraduates at Southern University and A & M College, of which 4,547 are full-time, and there are 6,917 students altogether. For undergraduates at Southern University and A & M College, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

83% of Southern University and A & M College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,481 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,745 during the early-career years.

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.

38% of Delgado Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,082 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Delgado Community College is $26,241.

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

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,094 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Loyola New Orleans is $37,098.

There are 2,827 students at LSU Health - New Orleans in total, 904 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 783 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 3 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from LSU Health - New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $62,901 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Grambling State University is 5,438, of which 4,511 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,041 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

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

Roughly 84% of students at GSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,320 a year. GSU has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from GSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,314 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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.

33% of South Louisiana Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,342 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from South Louisiana Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,004 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 27 to 1.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,323 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bossier Parish Community College is $26,537.

There are 2,066 full-time undergraduates at Louisiana State University - Alexandria, and 3,706 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 26% are men and 74% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at Louisiana State University - Alexandria take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,427 a year. Louisiana State University - Alexandria has a 3.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Louisiana State University - Alexandria with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,155 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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 22% of accepted students are men, and 78% are women.

67% of XULA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,406 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from XULA is $39,181.

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 27 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,218 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from BRCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,536 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,293 students at NOBTS in total, 839 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 155 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,576 a year.

There are 1,492 full-time undergraduates at SOWELA, and 2,914 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

1% of SOWELA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,958 a year. SOWELA has a 8.9% 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 SOWELA is $28,898.

There are 1,941 undergraduates at SUNO, of which 1,069 are full-time, and there are 2,264 students altogether. It takes the average SUNO undergraduate about 5.0 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 25% are men and 75% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at SUNO take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,594 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNO is $27,088.

The total student population at River Parishes Community College is 2,755, which includes 1,284 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

21% of River Parishes Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,638 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% 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 $29,223.

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