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# Louisiana Colleges

Louisiana ranked #26 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 67,657 students received some type of diploma that year. Louisiana colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $10,559 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $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.

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

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 36% of students at Louisiana State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Tulane University of Louisiana is 12,923, of which 7,980 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,260 are full-time. Tulane has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The acceptance rate at Tulane is 21%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,544 a year. Tulane has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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.

There are 16,933 students at UL Lafayette in total, 14,603 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,929 are full-time. For undergraduates at UL Lafayette, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,800 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Delgado Community College is 14,140, which includes 4,864 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

47% of Delgado Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Delgado Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,058 students at SOWELA in total, 1,887 are 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SOWELA is $28,700.

The total student population at Louisiana Tech University is 11,510, of which 10,289 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,131 are full-time. For undergraduates at Louisiana Tech, the average graduation time 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.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,633 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Louisiana Tech is $35,400.

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. For undergraduates at Louisiana State University - Shreveport, the average graduation time 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 average amount of student loans is $4,714 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.6% 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 - Shreveport is $32,800.

The total student population at Baton Rouge Community College is 8,116, which includes 3,832 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%.

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.

The total student population at Southeastern Louisiana University is 14,220, of which 13,257 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,248 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

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

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,869 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar 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.

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 average amount of student loans is $5,851 a year.

There are 10,900 students at NSU in total, 9,825 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,340 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NSU is 4.4 years.

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 typical student loan amount is $5,921 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close 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.

The total student population at Louisiana Delta Community College is 4,522, which includes 2,133 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 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,400 during the early-career years.

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

Roughly 45% of students at Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,080 a year.

There are 3,634 full-time undergraduates at South Louisiana Community College, and 6,698 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

42% of South Louisiana Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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.

There are 2,232 full-time undergraduates at Aveda Institute - Covington, and 2,232 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Aveda Institute - Covington. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

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.

There are 8,673 students at ULM in total, 6,948 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,761 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 75%. Of the accepted students, 39% 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. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,600 during the early-career years.

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.

Roughly 41% of students at Bossier Parish Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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.

There are 8,231 students at UNO in total, 6,713 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,905 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNO is 4.8 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNO is $31,500.

The total student population at McNeese State University is 7,295, of which 6,663 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,407 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at McNeese is 4.6 years.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% 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.

There are 5,906 undergraduates at Nicholls State University, of which 4,975 are full-time, and there are 6,491 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans is $5,142 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,600 during the early-career years.

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.

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%.

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

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.

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. For undergraduates at Southern University and A & M College, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 45%. 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.

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.

Roughly 41% of students at Fletcher Technical Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,400 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Loyola University New Orleans is 4,367, of which 3,172 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,876 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Loyola New Orleans is 4.2 years.

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 average amount of student loans is $6,386 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,700 during the early-career years.

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