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115 Colleges
67,657 Yearly Graduations
$42,236 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,293 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. 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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Public Public vs. Private
7,218 Yearly Degrees
$11,962 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#2

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,778 Yearly Degrees
$56,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#3

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
3,445 Yearly Degrees
$10,382 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#4

Delgado Community College

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

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.

#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 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.

#6

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,233 Yearly Degrees
$9,615 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Public Public vs. Private
2,143 Yearly Degrees
$7,327 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#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 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.

#9

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
2,084 Yearly Degrees
$8,329 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

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

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.

#11

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,960 Yearly Degrees
$8,768 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#11

Louisiana Delta Community College

Monroe, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,960 Yearly Degrees
$4,158 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

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

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.

#14

South Louisiana Community College

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

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.

#15

Aveda Institute - Covington

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

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.

#16

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,673 Yearly Degrees
$8,974 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#17

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,641 Yearly Degrees
$4,156 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#18

University of New Orleans

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

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.

#19

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,385 Yearly Degrees
$8,102 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#20

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,374 Yearly Degrees
$7,898 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#21

River Parishes Community College

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

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.

Public Public vs. Private
1,172 Yearly Degrees
$2,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#23

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,011 Yearly Degrees
$9,141 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#24

Fletcher Technical Community College

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

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.

#25

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
940 Yearly Degrees
$40,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

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 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 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 South Louisiana Beauty College 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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