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Colleges in Louisiana

25 colleges
66,200 yearly degrees
$9,241 average yearly in-state tuition
$23,696 average 4-year student loan

There are fewer schools than is typical in this state, but students should remember quality is more important than quantity. Louisiana colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $9,241, while students attending out-of-state may pay something more like $15,171.

About 43% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,924.

The list below includes some of the biggest schools in the state ranked in order of popularity:

Public public vs private
6,810 yearly awards
$18,181 net cost

There are 22,060 full-time undergraduates at Louisiana State University, and 30,861 students altogether. It takes the average Louisiana State University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly, 53% of students at Louisiana State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $7,141. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate for Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $50,100 after graduation.

#2

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit public vs private
4,640 yearly awards
$34,240 net cost

The total student population at Tulane University of Louisiana is 12,384, of which 6,716 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Tulane undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 21%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $9,408. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Tulane earns $61,700.

#3

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public public vs private
3,700 yearly awards
$8,836 net cost

There are approximately 14,239 students at Delgado Community College in total, 5,147 of which are full-time undergraduates.

47% of Delgado Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $5,391. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Delgado Community College is $29,800.

#4

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
Public public vs private
3,360 yearly awards
$12,768 net cost

There are approximately 17,297 students at UL Lafayette in total, 12,767 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UL Lafayette undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $5,626. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

$39,900 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from UL Lafayette earns.

#5

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Public public vs private
2,630 yearly awards
$9,095 net cost

The total student population at Baton Rouge Community College is 7,908, of which 3,878 students are full-time undergraduates.

30% of BRCC students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,990. 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-degree holder from this school earns $30,800.

#6

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana
Public public vs private
2,130 yearly awards
$12,739 net cost

There are 8,998 full-time undergraduates at Southeastern, and 14,285 students altogether. It takes the average Southeastern undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly, 54% of students at Southeastern take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $4,886. The student loan default rate of 6.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern earns $37,200.

#7

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Public public vs private
2,050 yearly awards
$10,000 net cost

The total student population at SOWELA Technical Community College is 3,347, of which 1,694 students are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $7,122. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $34,200.

#8

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
Public public vs private
2,030 yearly awards
$10,774 net cost

There are approximately 12,839 students at Louisiana Tech in total, 8,090 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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.

46% of Louisiana Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $5,696. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

$41,500 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Louisiana Tech earns.

Public public vs private
1,920 yearly awards
$11,059 net cost

There are 471 full-time undergraduates at NWLTC or Northwest LTC, and 1,130 students altogether.

Roughly, 0% of students at NWLTC or Northwest LTC take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $.

Students who graduate for NWLTC or Northwest LTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $0 after graduation.

#10

Louisiana Delta Community College

Monroe, Louisiana
Public public vs private
1,910 yearly awards
$8,845 net cost

There are approximately 3,666 students at LDCC in total, 1,876 of which are full-time undergraduates.

38% of LDCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $4,746. 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 average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from LDCC is $0.

Public public vs private
1,900 yearly awards
$7,823 net cost

The total student population at Central Louisiana Technical Community College is 2,453, of which 1,121 students are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, 27% of students at Central Louisiana Technical Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $8,352.

$0 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Central Louisiana Technical Community College earns.

#12

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana
Public public vs private
1,850 yearly awards
$11,295 net cost

There are 5,471 full-time undergraduates at NSU, and 10,572 students altogether. It takes the average NSU undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,678. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average.

Students who graduate for NSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,300 after graduation.

#13

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, Louisiana
Public public vs private
1,690 yearly awards
$11,316 net cost

The total student population at University of Louisiana at Monroe is 9,181, of which 5,212 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average ULM undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly, 54% of students at ULM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $5,013. The student loan default rate of 5.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from ULM earns $37,500.

#14

Aveda Institute-Covington

Covington, Louisiana
Private for-profit public vs private
1,610 yearly awards
$19,455 net cost

There are 2,265 full-time undergraduates at Aveda Institute-Covington, and 2,265 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Aveda Institute-Covington. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

Approximately 89% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $10,050. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Aveda Institute-Covington is $22,800.

#15

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public public vs private
1,600 yearly awards
$11,135 net cost

There are approximately 7,964 students at UNO in total, 4,737 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UNO undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

50% of UNO students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,243. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $37,800.

#16

South Central Louisiana Technical College

Morgan City, Louisiana
Public public vs private
1,600 yearly awards
$8,532 net cost

There are approximately 1,961 students at SCL Technical College in total, 619 of which are full-time undergraduates.

0% of SCL Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $0.

#17

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana
Public public vs private
1,440 yearly awards
$12,448 net cost

The total student population at Nicholls State University is 6,327, of which 4,662 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Nicholls State University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,452. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 11.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Nicholls State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,500 after graduation.

#18

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Public public vs private
1,370 yearly awards
$10,977 net cost

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.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly, 40% of students at McNeese take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $4,636. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close to the national average.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from McNeese earns $38,200.

#19

Louisiana State University - Shreveport

Shreveport, Louisiana
Public public vs private
1,320 yearly awards
$9,571 net cost

The total student population at Louisiana State University - Shreveport is 5,996, of which 1,641 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Louisiana State University - Shreveport undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly, 36% of students at Louisiana State University - Shreveport take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $4,768. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

$35,700 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Louisiana State University - Shreveport earns.

#20

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, Louisiana
Public public vs private
1,290 yearly awards
$9,137 net cost

There are 3,562 full-time undergraduates at South Louisiana Community College, and 6,534 students altogether.

27% of South Louisiana Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $3,852. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from South Louisiana Community College is $0.

Public public vs private
1,220 yearly awards
$7,363 net cost

There are approximately 4,995 students at Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus in total, 1,517 of which are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,010.

$0 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus earns.

#22

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana
Public public vs private
1,120 yearly awards
$9,521 net cost

There are 3,541 full-time undergraduates at Bossier Parish Community College, and 6,734 students altogether.

57% of Bossier Parish Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $5,496. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Bossier Parish Community College earns $30,700.

#23

Fletcher Technical Community College

Schriever, Louisiana
Public public vs private
1,070 yearly awards
$10,214 net cost

The total student population at Fletcher Technical Community College is 2,221, of which 1,086 students are full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,528.

Students who graduate for Fletcher Technical Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,100 after graduation.

#24

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Public public vs private
1,050 yearly awards
$15,898 net cost

There are approximately 6,118 students at Southern University and A & M College in total, 4,530 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Southern University and A & M College undergraduate about 5 years to complete their degree.

About 45% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly, 84% of students at Southern University and A & M College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $6,130. 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%.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $34,700.

#25

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit public vs private
870 yearly awards
$22,766 net cost

There are 2,446 full-time undergraduates at Loyola New Orleans, and 3,759 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Loyola New Orleans. The freshman retention rate is 80%.

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. Most of these students take out loans totaling $7,038. 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 average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Loyola New Orleans is $47,100.

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