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# Louisiana Colleges

In terms of yearly graduations, Louisiana is ranked #26 in the country with 67,657 degrees handed out in 2019. Louisiana colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $10,805 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $12,918 per year.

About 68% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,561 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. Louisiana State University has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,615 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.2% which is much lower than the average 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.

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

The acceptance rate at Tulane is 11%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,913 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,800 during the early-career years.

There are 14,020 undergraduates at UL Lafayette, of which 11,318 are full-time, and there are 16,450 students altogether. It takes the average UL Lafayette undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

49% of UL Lafayette students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,098 a year. UL Lafayette has a 8.1% 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 $32,800 during the early-career years.

There are 13,251 students at Delgado Community College in total, 4,792 are full-time undergraduates. 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 22.3% 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 $25,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at SOWELA Technical Community College is 2,914, which includes 1,492 full-time undergraduates. 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 24.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,700 during the early-career years.

There are 10,013 undergraduates at Louisiana Tech, of which 7,854 are full-time, and there are 11,126 students altogether. 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.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,450 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.

There are 2,553 undergraduates at Louisiana State University - Shreveport, of which 1,719 are full-time, and there are 9,955 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Louisiana State University - Shreveport is 4.7 years.

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

24% of Louisiana State University - Shreveport students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,640 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% 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.

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 17.1% 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.

There are 14,426 students at Southeastern in total, 13,456 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,383 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southeastern is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,359 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 Southeastern with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,192 students at Central Louisiana Technical Community College in total, 1,099 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

29% of Central Louisiana Technical Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,970 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

There are 11,447 students at NSU in total, 10,321 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,163 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NSU is 4.5 years.

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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than 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.

There are 1,807 full-time undergraduates at LDCC, and 3,874 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,298 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 29.4% 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.

The total student population at Northshore Technical Community College is 3,552, which includes 1,424 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,964 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 29.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The total student population at South Louisiana Community College is 5,855, which includes 3,387 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 40% of students at South Louisiana Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,905 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.8% 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.

The total student population at Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Covington is 2,337, which includes 2,337 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 90% of students at Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Covington take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,515 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Covington with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,500 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. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ULM 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. ULM has a 8.4% 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.

The total student population at Bossier Parish Community College is 6,090, which includes 2,892 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 typical student loan amount is $5,755 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.8% 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.

There are 6,895 undergraduates at UNO, of which 5,060 are full-time, and there are 8,375 students altogether. It takes the average UNO undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,244 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% 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.

There are 7,284 students at McNeese in total, 6,674 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,401 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at McNeese is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,101 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from McNeese with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 6,134 undergraduates at Nicholls State University, of which 4,968 are full-time, and there are 6,769 students altogether. It takes the average Nicholls State University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 49% of students at Nicholls State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,667 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.8% 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.

There are 1,284 full-time undergraduates at River Parishes Community College, and 2,755 students altogether. 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% 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.

There are 935 students at NLTCC in total, 436 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The total student population at Southern University and A & M College is 6,917, of which 6,145 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,547 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southern University and A & M College is 4.7 years.

About 43% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% 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 typical student loan amount is $6,274 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 Southern University and A & M College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Fletcher Technical Community College is 2,105, which includes 1,125 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 37% of students at Fletcher Technical Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,314 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% 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.

There are 3,219 undergraduates at Loyola New Orleans, of which 2,955 are full-time, and there are 4,497 students altogether. 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 72%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at Loyola New Orleans take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,982 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Loyola New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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