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2022 Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Louisiana

14 Schools Ranked
$109,649 Avg Student Debt

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Also, there are a number of trade schools and bootcamp with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Louisiana ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 14 schools in Louisiana to see which doctor's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school us, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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Top Doctor's Degree Schools in Louisiana

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#1

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
$61,176 Average Tuition & Fees
$136,030 Avg Student Debt

Our 2022 rankings named Tulane University of Louisiana the best school in Louisiana for students working on their doctor’s degree.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $136,030 in loans while pursuing their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Tulane. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 49% took at least some of their classes online.

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$13,035 Average Tuition & Fees
$113,091 Avg Student Debt

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Louisiana list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Louisiana State University accumulate an average of $113,091 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Louisiana State University does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 66% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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$13,089 Average Tuition & Fees
$126,137 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. It ranked #3 on our 2022 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Louisiana list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $126,137 in student loans.

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#4

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
$17,906 Average Tuition & Fees
$125,774 Avg Student Debt

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Loyola University New Orleans is a great place for students working on their doctor’s degree.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Loyola New Orleans accumulate an average of $125,774 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Loyola New Orleans does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 97% took at least some of their classes online.

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$15,192 Average Tuition & Fees
$111,189 Avg Student Debt

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Louisiana list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $111,189 in loans while pursuing their degree.

LSU Health - Shreveport does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. During the 2019-2020 year, about 14% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#6

Southern University Law Center

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$97,904 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #6, Southern University Law Center did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Southern University Law Center accumulate an average of $97,904 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

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#7

Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
$10,932 Average Tuition & Fees
$115,535 Avg Student Debt

Xavier University of Louisiana came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Louisiana ranking.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $115,535 in student loans.

One thing to take note of is that XULA does offer online graduate classes in some areas. During the 2019-2020 year, about 68% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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$9,310 Average Tuition & Fees
$100,382 Avg Student Debt

University of Louisiana at Monroe ranked #8 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Louisiana list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from ULM accumulate an average of $100,382 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

One thing to take note of is that ULM does offer online graduate classes in some areas. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 74% took at least some of their classes online.

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$6,935 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #9, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

NOBTS does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. In 2019-2020 about 42% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#9

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
$10,138 Average Tuition & Fees
$45,126 Avg Student Debt

University of Louisiana at Lafayette came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Louisiana ranking.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $45,126 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at UL Lafayette. During the 2019-2020 year, about 53% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#11

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
$7,959 Average Tuition & Fees
$65,923 Avg Student Debt

Louisiana Tech University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Louisiana ranking.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $65,923 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Louisiana Tech does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. In 2019-2020 about 66% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#12

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
$9,108 Average Tuition & Fees

University of New Orleans came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Louisiana ranking.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since UNO does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 70% took at least some of their classes online.

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$30,153 Average Tuition & Fees

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #13 on the list.

FranU does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. In 2019-2020 about 100% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#14

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$10,208 Average Tuition & Fees
$97,904 Avg Student Debt

Southern University and A & M College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Southern University and A & M College accumulate an average of $97,904 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Southern University and A & M College does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. During the 2019-2020 year, about 36% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#15

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana
$8,768 Average Tuition & Fees

Southeastern Louisiana University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Louisiana ranking.

Southeastern does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. During the 2019-2020 year, about 38% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#16

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana
$9,614 Average Tuition & Fees

Northwestern State University of Louisiana landed the #16 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

Online graduate courses are available at NSU, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In 2019-2020 about 97% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#16

Louisiana State University - Shreveport

Shreveport, Louisiana
$7,233 Average Tuition & Fees

Louisiana State University - Shreveport did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Louisiana State University - Shreveport. In fact, around 98% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#18

University of Holy Cross

New Orleans, Louisiana
$14,530 Average Tuition & Fees
$58,830 Avg Student Debt

University of Holy Cross did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #18 on the list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from UHC accumulate an average of $58,830 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at UHC, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 98% took at least some of their classes online.

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#19

Grambling State University

Grambling, Louisiana
$7,380 Average Tuition & Fees

Grambling State University ranked #19 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Louisiana list.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since GSU does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In 2019-2020 about 87% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #20 on the list.

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#20

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana
$8,349 Average Tuition & Fees

McNeese State University came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Louisiana ranking.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at McNeese. During the 2019-2020 year, about 84% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 21 schools only.

References

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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