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115 Colleges
67,657 Yearly Graduations
$43,220 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,245 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Louisiana ranked #26 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 67,657 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $10,805 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $12,918 a year.

An estimated 68% of college students in Louisiana take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,561 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
7,218 Yearly Degrees
$11,962 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

35% of Louisiana State University students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%!

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
4,778 Yearly Degrees
$58,852 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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. It takes the average Tulane undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

This a very selective school with only 11% of students getting accepted. 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. Tulane has a 5.5% 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 $42,800 during the early-career years.

#3

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
3,445 Yearly Degrees
$10,358 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,020 undergraduates at UL Lafayette, of which 11,318 are full-time, and there are 16,450 students altogether. For undergraduates at UL Lafayette, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% 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.

#4

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
3,192 Yearly Degrees
$4,079 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

43% of Delgado Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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.

#5

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,322 Yearly Degrees
$4,265 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,914 students at SOWELA in total, 1,492 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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.

#6

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,233 Yearly Degrees
$10,065 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

43% of Louisiana Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,450 a year. Louisiana Tech has a 6.5% 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 Louisiana Tech is $35,400.

Public Public vs. Private
2,143 Yearly Degrees
$7,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 24% of students at Louisiana State University - Shreveport take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,640 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% 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 - Shreveport is $32,800.

#8

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,134 Yearly Degrees
$4,221 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Roughly 32% of students at BRCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#9

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,084 Yearly Degrees
$8,289 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,456 undergraduates at Southeastern, of which 9,383 are full-time, and there are 14,426 students altogether. It takes the average Southeastern undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

47% of Southeastern students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,359 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
1,975 Yearly Degrees
$4,098 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Roughly 29% of students at Central Louisiana Technical Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

#11

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,960 Yearly Degrees
$8,672 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is 11,447, of which 10,321 students 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.

Roughly 59% of students at NSU take out loans to pay for college. 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.

#11

Louisiana Delta Community College

Monroe, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,960 Yearly Degrees
$4,076 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Louisiana Delta Community College is 3,874, which includes 1,807 full-time undergraduates. 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.

Public Public vs. Private
1,936 Yearly Degrees
$4,103 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,552 students at Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus in total, 1,424 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

42% of Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

#14

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,910 Yearly Degrees
$4,205 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

40% of South Louisiana Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,745 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,337 full-time undergraduates at Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Covington, and 2,337 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

90% of Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Covington students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,500 during the early-career years.

#16

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,673 Yearly Degrees
$9,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,888 students at ULM in total, 6,929 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,568 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. 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.

#17

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,641 Yearly Degrees
$4,284 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

44% of Bossier Parish Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,800 during the early-career years.

#18

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,598 Yearly Degrees
$9,072 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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. For undergraduates at UNO, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. 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. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UNO with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,385 Yearly Degrees
$8,382 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

46% of McNeese students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from McNeese is $32,600.

#20

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,374 Yearly Degrees
$7,946 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nicholls State University is 6,769, of which 6,134 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,968 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Nicholls State University is 4.6 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nicholls State University is $33,600.

#21

River Parishes Community College

Gonzales, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,291 Yearly Degrees
$4,079 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 24 to 1.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from River Parishes Community College is $25,900.

Public Public vs. Private
1,172 Yearly Degrees
$4,109 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#23

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,011 Yearly Degrees
$9,340 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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. 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 43%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

88% of Southern University and A & M College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern University and A & M College is $27,300.

#24

Fletcher Technical Community College

Schriever, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
946 Yearly Degrees
$3,981 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,125 full-time undergraduates at Fletcher Technical Community College, and 2,105 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

37% of Fletcher Technical Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fletcher Technical Community College is $24,400.

#25

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
940 Yearly Degrees
$42,030 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,982 a year. Loyola New Orleans has a 8.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

Other Louisiana Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Grambling State University 857
27 Nunez Community College 856
28 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans 844
29 New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 545
30 Louisiana State University - Alexandria 540
31 Xavier University of Louisiana 508
32 Blue Cliff College - Metairie 499
33 Southern University at New Orleans 470
34 Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette 371
35 Louisiana State University - Eunice 346
36 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 323
37 Southern University at Shreveport 303
38 Infinity College 280
39 Crescent City Bartending School 266
40 ITI Technical College 264
40 Blue Cliff College - Alexandria 264
42 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport 258
43 Dillard University 247
44 Louisiana College 234
45 University of Holy Cross 208
46 Remington College - Lafayette Campus 184
47 Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria 175
48 Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe 169
49 Unitech Training Academy-Houma 163
50 Blue Cliff College - Lafayette 160
51 Southern University Law Center 159
52 Remington College - Shreveport Campus 155
53 Centenary College of Louisiana 150
54 Delta College of Arts & Technology - Lafayette Campus 145
55 McCann School of Business & Technology 144
56 Diesel Driving Academy, Baton Rouge 142
57 Blue Cliff College - Houma 138
58 Unitech Training Academy-Metairie 137
59 Learning Bridge Career Institute 135
59 Medical Training College 135
61 Herzing University - Kenner 133
62 Delta College of Arts & Technology 129
63 Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Lafayette 125
64 Fortis College - Baton Rouge 124
65 Diesel Driving Academy, Shreveport 121
66 Eastern College of Health Vocations, New Orleans 116
67 Delta College - Slidell Campus 115
68 Delta College Inc 114
69 Ayers Career College 111
70 Compass Career College 107
71 Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles 106
72 Unitech Training Academy-Baton Rouge 104
73 Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Baton Rouge 88
74 My Le’s Beauty College 77
75 Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Metairie 76
76 John Jay Beauty College 71
77 Moore Career College 70
78 Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Baton Rouge 69
79 Guy’s Shreveport Academy of Cosmetology Inc 63
80 Louisiana Culinary Institute 59
81 Healthcare Training Institute 51
81 Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Slidell 51
83 Baton Rouge School of Computers 50
84 Cosmetology Training Center 47
85 Camelot College 43
85 Baton Rouge General School of Nursing 43
87 Stage One-The Hair School 42
88 D’Jay’s Institute of Cosmetology and Esthiology 41
88 Omega Institute of Cosmetology 41
90 Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty School 40
90 Denham Springs Beauty School 40
92 Saint Joseph Seminary College 38
93 Avery James School of Cosmetology 30
94 Cloyd’s Beauty School 3 Inc 25
95 Pineville Beauty School 24
96 J’s Barber College 23
96 Stevensons Academy of Hair Design 23
98 Park Place Premier Barber School 22
99 LaSalle Tech 20
100 Louisiana Academy of Beauty 18
101 Digital Media Institute at InterTech 17
102 Bos-Man’s Barber College 16
103 VH Barber & Styling Academy 15
103 Remington College - Baton Rouge Campus 15
103 Opelousas School of Cosmetology 15
106 Celebrity Stylist Beauty School 10
107 Cloyd’s Beauty School 1 Inc 8
107 Ray J’s College of Hair 8
109 Blalock’s Professional Beauty College 6
109 Setting the Standard Barbering and Natural Hair Academy 6
111 Cloyd’s Barber School 2 Inc 4
111 Celebrity Barber School 4
113 Academy of Interactive Entertainment 3
114 Chamberlain University - Louisiana 0
114 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana 0

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