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59 Colleges
40,803 Yearly Graduations
$39,969 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,205 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2018, 40,803 students received a degree from a college in Louisiana, making it rank #32 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Louisiana is $9,992 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $12,659 a year.

An estimated 59% of college students in Louisiana take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,051 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
6,809 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. For undergraduates at Louisiana State University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. 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 typical student loan amount is $6,626 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% 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
4,643 Yearly Degrees
$52,856 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 12,384 students at Tulane in total, 6,716 of which are full-time undergraduates. Tulane has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Only 21% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Roughly 28% of students at Tulane take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,544 a year. Tulane has a 4.6% 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.

#3

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
3,355 Yearly Degrees
$5,511 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 12,767 full-time undergraduates at UL Lafayette, and 17,297 students altogether. 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.

Roughly 49% of students at UL Lafayette take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,109 a year. UL Lafayette has a 6.7% 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 $32,800.

#4

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,134 Yearly Degrees
$6,684 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,998 full-time undergraduates at Southeastern, and 14,285 students altogether. 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.

Roughly 49% of students at Southeastern take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,869 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

#5

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,027 Yearly Degrees
$6,592 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Louisiana Tech University is 12,839, of which 8,090 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

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

44% of Louisiana Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,633 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 $35,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,850 Yearly Degrees
$5,738 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 10,572 students at NSU in total, 5,471 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at NSU, the average graduation time 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 9.7% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
1,688 Yearly Degrees
$6,490 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Louisiana at Monroe is 9,181, of which 5,212 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 5.5% 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.

#8

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,597 Yearly Degrees
$6,090 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,964 students at UNO in total, 4,737 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNO is 4.8 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% 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 7.5% 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 $31,500 during the early-career years.

#9

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,442 Yearly Degrees
$5,686 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,327 students at Nicholls State University in total, 4,662 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Nicholls State University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

51% of Nicholls State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,142 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% 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.

#10

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,371 Yearly Degrees
$5,703 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,567 full-time undergraduates at McNeese, and 7,629 students altogether. It takes the average McNeese undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

35% of McNeese students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,954 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close to 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.

#11

Louisiana State University - Shreveport

Shreveport, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,317 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. For undergraduates at Louisiana State University - Shreveport, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

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

Roughly 36% of students at Louisiana State University - Shreveport take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,714 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% 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.

#12

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,173 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Delgado Community College is 14,239, of which 5,147 students are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,169 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.0% 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.

#13

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,047 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. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,273 a year. Southern University and A & M College has a 8.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate 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.

#14

Loyola University New Orleans

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

There are 2,446 full-time undergraduates at Loyola New Orleans, and 3,759 students altogether. It takes the average Loyola New Orleans undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Loyola New Orleans take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%!

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.

Public Public vs. Private
862 Yearly Degrees
$11,835 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 696 full-time undergraduates at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and 2,777 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 0.4% 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 Health Sciences Center - New Orleans is $58,600.

#16

Grambling State University

Grambling, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
778 Yearly Degrees
$5,110 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Grambling State University is 5,191, of which 3,734 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at GSU is 4.2 years.

About 43% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 94% of students at GSU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,975 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from GSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
589 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,541 full-time undergraduates at Bossier Parish Community College, and 6,734 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,927 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bossier Parish Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
578 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.

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 16.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,100 during the early-career years.

#19

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
526 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 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,700 during the early-career years.

#20

Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
500 Yearly Degrees
$2,652 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,044 students at XULA in total, 2,155 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average XULA undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 24% are men and 76% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,061 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from XULA is $29,900.

#21

Southern University at New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
480 Yearly Degrees
$6,024 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,546 students at SUNO in total, 1,520 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at SUNO, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

This a very selective school with only 25% of students getting accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,357 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNO is $24,800.

#22

Louisiana State University - Alexandria

Alexandria, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
428 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,844 full-time undergraduates at Louisiana State University - Alexandria, and 3,372 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

About 31% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,832 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Louisiana State University - Alexandria with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
390 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.

Roughly 3% of students at SOWELA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,889 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average 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.

#24

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
339 Yearly Degrees
$5,808 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 313 full-time undergraduates at NOBTS, and 2,824 students altogether.

Roughly 31% of students at NOBTS take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,012 a year.

#25

Louisiana State University-Eunice

Eunice, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
298 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,429 full-time undergraduates at LSU Eunice, and 3,044 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,951 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LSU Eunice is $26,200.

Other Louisiana Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 288
27 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport 260
28 Dillard University 220
29 University of Holy Cross 217
30 ITI Technical College 215
31 Nunez Community College 211
32 Louisiana College 209
33 Southern University at Shreveport 207
34 Fletcher Technical Community College 198
35 South Central Louisiana Technical College 193
36 Louisiana Delta Community College 186
37 River Parishes Community College 185
38 Southern University Law Center 152
39 Centenary College of Louisiana 145
40 Northshore Technical Community College 134
41 Herzing University - Kenner 133
42 McCann School of Business & Technology 131
43 Louisiana Culinary Institute 62
44 Blue Cliff College-Alexandria 59
45 Virginia College-Baton Rouge 45
46 Remington College - Shreveport Campus 40
47 Virginia College-Shreveport 38
48 Saint Joseph Seminary College 37
49 Remington College-Lafayette Campus 34
50 University of Phoenix - Louisiana 32
51 Central Louisiana Technical Community College 21
52 Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus 17
53 Baton Rouge School of Computers 16
54 Fortis College-Baton Rouge 14
55 Northwest Louisiana Technical College 9
56 Delta College of Arts & Technology 3
57 Blue Cliff College-Metairie 0
57 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana 0
57 Chamberlain-University-Louisiana 0

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