Colleges in Louisiana

Colleges in Louisiana

Louisiana is located in the Deep South region of the United States but, unlike any other state in the US, it’s divided into parishes. Louisiana is known by many names, including as The Bayou State, The Boot, and The Creole State, but its official name is actually The Pelican State. As for colleges in Louisiana, the home of New Orleans has an extensive public institution network, including the Louisiana State University System, Southern University System, University of Louisiana System, and Louisiana Community and Technical College System. There are also several private colleges, a few for-profits, and four religious seminaries. Hot, humid summers and short, mild winters are due to the influence of the Gulf of Mexico, and they contribute to the rich southern biota, which includes swampy areas, coastal marsh, orchids, and carnivorous plants. Top industries in Louisiana includes lawyers/law firms, oil and gas (energy), and sea transport. The French Quarter, DeQuincy Railroad Museum, and National WWII Museum are popular attractions.
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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

The Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, more commonly known as Louisiana State, is the most comprehensive university in the state. This public university is located in Baton Rouge and is a designated land-, space-, and...

“…lsu is culturally and socially diverse, making it an exceedingly welcoming place. classes are varied and pander to the interests of many different types of students. every event is culturally rich and provides a fantastic experience.” – Nicholas from Cypress, TX

Tulane University of Louisiana

Tulane University is private nstitution located in New Orleans, Louisiana. As one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities, TU is considered a top research university. The campus features five undergraduate schools that provide...

“…I don't know what I love more, this school or this city! You get to experience New Orleans, but live in the nicer area! I really feel as though I am receiving a first-rate education!” – Alyssa from Clermont, FL

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The second largest university in Louisiana, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a 4-year public school and part of the UL system. Louisiana Lafayette is home to nine colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in 80 academic majors....

“…the school is great pretty organized and has a good size classroom. only bad this is the parking and intuitions.” – Seng from New Iberia, LA

Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University of New Orleans is a 4-year, Catholic university in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Loyola Core and core curriculum operates on the idea of “students as scholars” and centers on five key elements: critical thinking, effective...

“…Visiting the school was an amazing experience, it was a beautiful campus. I would really recommend people who want to be around a friendly environment to visit, and attend.Being from New Orleans, the school feels like a great environment for me.” – Chelsey from Grand Prairie, TX

Southeastern Louisiana University is rated as a “selective” public university based in Hammond, LA. Southeastern operates multiple research centers throughout the state, including the Turtle Cover Environment Research Station. Top fields of study...

“…Southeastern Louisiana University is a home away from home for me. The professors are caring and helpful while maintaining a professional status. I am thankful I made the decision to attend this amazing university. ” – Heather from Baton Rouge, LA

Grambling State University

Founded by a group of African American farmers in 1901, Grambling State University is a 4-year public school in north central Louisiana. This Historically Black College and University is listed on the Louisiana African-American heritage trail. Part...

“…Grambling State University is a great place to start your college career. I fully enjoyed my first semester there with all the things that they have to offer. If you choose Grambling as your college, I'm pretty sure you will not be sorry.” – Jasmine from Colfax, LA

University of New Orleans

Named for the famed city it resides in, the University of New Orleans is a 4-year, urban research institution on a 195-acre campus near the French Quarter in Louisiana. UNO is one of only two institutions in the state labeled a Research University by...

“…the university of new orleans provides students from high school graduates to non-traditional students with an excellent opportunity to obtain a quality education. the university of new orleans is rich in diversity. i love being a uno privateer!” – Bridget from New Orleans, LA

Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana is an historically black college and university (HBCU) located in New Orleans. This 4-year, liberal arts institution is one of 10 to receive a Building Infrastructures Leading to Diversity (BUILD) award for their...

“…xavier university of louisiana is the great place for those seeking a degree in medical studies. it is located in the heart of new orleans, louisiana, and is known for the success of the medical programs offered here. xavier has such a friendly and...” – Summer from New Orleans, LA

Dillard University

Dillard University is a private HBCU and liberal arts institution situated in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is associated with the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ. Dillard provides a liberal arts-based curriculum focused on...

“…dillard univesity is a black ivy league school and a hbcu. it is an eviroment filled with broad diversity and rich culture. develops successful leaders of the surrounding community and city of new orleans. ” – Felicia from New Orleans, LA

Louisiana Tech University

Founded in 1894, Louisiana Tech University is a 4-year public school in northern Louisiana. Louisiana Tech is home to five colleges of Liberal Arts, Applied & Natural Sciences, Business, Education, and Engineering conferring undergraduate degrees....

“… It is my opinion that school is school wherever you go, but it is the people who teach there and attend with you and what the school is about that will either draw you in or repel you. The wee town of Ruston is as cozy as a campfire in December and...” – Leah from Shreveport, LA

Nicholls State University

Nicholls State University is a public institution with “selective” admissions located in the rural town of Thibodaux, Louisiana, 50 miles west of New Orleans. The institution is named after Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls, a brigadier general for the...

“…Nicholls State University is an outstanding University. My college experience here has been amazing. I have learned who I really am and also what I want to do for the rest of my life. ” – Ashley from Baldwin, LA

McNeese State University

McNeese State University is a public institution in Lake Charles, Louisiana, that provides a liberal arts education. McNeese is one of the only schools in the nation with a business school accredited by the AACS of Business International and the...

“…mcneese has great professors that get to know their students. mcneese has a fonominal greek life and on campus activities. mcneese is a smaller campus and it is easy to get to a student's class.” – Rebecca from Denham Springs, LA

University of Louisiana at Monroe

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is a public institution with a “selective” admissions process. Popular majors include psychology, pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, and communications. UML offers several study abroad programs in countries...

“…ULM is a small tit-knit college where everyone is friendly. It is not to small, but it is small enough to feel like a home away from home. The education that you will receive here will be excellent and provided by caring teachers.” – Student from Natchitoches, LA

Delgado Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in New Orleans, Louisiana. DCC offers a number of associate and certificate programs with focuses ranging from Radiation Therapy to Pastry Arts. Students attending classes on...

“…I haven't taken any classes, only online. The experiences that I had going to the school were horrible, I could never get straight answers on anything. ” – Heather from River Ridge, LA

Louisiana College

Louisiana College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Pineville, Louisiana. Each semester, students are required to attend a number of chapel events. Students living on-campus at LC live in one of five gender-segregated residence...

“…Louisiana College is more than just a place of higher learning. From the moment i stepped on campus i felt a sense of nobility, from the classroom to athletic fields, on down to the worship services. Louisiana College has made me a better person and...” – Bryan from Shreveport, LA

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge Community College is a two-year institution in Louisiana with an open admissions policy. BRCC has partnerships with a number of schools depending on major for transfer to a 4-year university, and offers Project R.O.A.R. for African...

“…I am very pleased with Baton Rouge Community College. The professors here are so eager to help and inform. I really appreciate the quality of learning that's available at this affordable school.” – Stacey from Denham Springs, LA

Southern University and A & M College

Southern University and A & M College is a 4-year public Historically Black College and University in Baton Rouge and the flagship institution of the Southern University System. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, SUBR is Louisiana’s...

“…southern university is a great school. on a scale of one to ten i give them a eight. southern is helping pave the way for me to have a successful future.” – Jacynthia from Austin, TX

Centenary College of Louisiana

Founded by the United Methodist Church in 1825, Centenary College of Louisiana is a 4-year college in northwest Louisiana and the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River. Centenary confers bachelor’s degrees in 22 academic...

“…At Centenary College of La we have professors who care about us like family. The campus has one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen. The classes are severely academically challenging which can be stress but necessary.” – PRINCES from Shreveport, LA

Southern University at New Orleans is a public and historically black university, and it’s the only institution in the state to offer a degree in museum studies. SUNO is a participant in the Upward Bound Program, which is funded by the US Department...

“…I never thought I had a chance of attending a 4 year college, nevertheless wanting to stay. Southern University at New Orleans is a school of chance and a school where everyone succeeds and all faculty see to it that you do. There's no failure at...” – Paulitha from New Orleans, LA

With a campus overlooking Chaplin Lake, Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a 4-year public school in northwest Louisiana. NSU confers undergraduate and graduate degrees in 20 academic programs of study. In addition, NSU makes 40 degree...

“…northwestern is a wonderful campus with professors who are willing to cater to the students. although it is a smaller campus, this allows the professors to actually interact with all of the students. no one is lost in the back of a classroom.” – Angela from Walker, LA

Louisiana State University Shreveport is a public, 4-year branch institution of the Louisiana State University system. The campus at LSUS features a wide variety of academic facilities available for students to visit, such as the Museum of Life...

“…the campus is pretty and well kept. the people are pretty nice but be sure to join a club because you will meet people that way. there are a lot of non traditional students, and the class's are very hard but the proffesors are awesome! ” – Joseph from Shreveport, LA

Originally founded as a prototype to test the viability of community colleges, Bossier Parish Community College is a 2-year institution in northwest Louisiana. BPCC is home to nine academic divisions and over 100 courses are available entirely online...

“…Bossier Parish Community College online programs are extremely manageable, cost efficient and meet all requirements for my desired degree.” – MAry from Bossier City, LA

Louisiana State University of Alexandria is a public, state institution located in the center of Louisiana. Academics at LSU of Alexandria are exclusively geared toward undergraduates, with programs available in a variety of art, science, and...

“…I give this school an A. I am pleased with my professors who are always willing to make themselves available to me and other students. I take the electives of my choosing and my major classes are usually the ones that I am most interested in.” – LaTorsha from Pineville, LA

South Louisiana Community College is a 2-year institution with eight campuses serving eight parishes. SLCC offers 40 academic majors including an Aviation Maintenance degree through the International School of Aviation Excellence. SLCC helps equip...

“…South Louisiana Community College is a very small school. I love the school because I have gotten to know a lot of people. Everyone is very nice, and friendly. ” – Lakendra from new iberia, LA

Southern University Shreveport Louisiana is a 2-year commuter campus of Southern University and an institution designated an Historically Black College. SULA is home to six academic departments offering associate degrees as well as a Louisiana...

“…Southern University is a great place to obtain a associate degree. The professor are friendly and passionate. There are many different degree choices. ” – Arielle from Shreveport, LA

Formerly known as Our Lady of the Lake College, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is a 4-year Catholic institution with an emphasis on healthcare. FranU’s Baton Rouge campus offers academic programs in three schools: Health Professions,...

“…Our Lady of the Lake is a college that is based off of it's religious beliefs. The faculty and staff is very welcoming and guides students step by step but also gives students the independents that they want and need. The college is very free going,...” – Nicki

The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans is a public, medical education institution. LSU Health New Orleans’ degree catalog consists primarily of Masters and Doctoral degrees, though the college does offer a few associate and...

“…LSUHSC-NO provides top-notch quality education. Faculty members are knowledgeable experts in their field. School has many opportunities to get involved in your educational experience.” – Megan from New Orleans, LA

The University of Holy Cross is a private, Christ-centered institution established in New Orleans,  Louisiana, alongside the Mississippi River. UOHC’s catalog of over 60 academic programs primarily feature health-related fields of study, such as...

“…Holy Cross is an A school because it's small and private.All staff is willing to help the students anywaypossible.At Holy Cross you become family.” – Alia from New Orleans, LA

LSU Eunice is the only 2-year community college in the Louisiana State University system. The Eunice campus is home to over 100 degree and certificate programs and is also the first institution of higher learning in Louisiana to be 100 percent...

“…Good small school. Teachers are helpful and want to help you learn, and are easy to approach. Easy to get around campus.” – Lyndi from New Iberia, LA

Nunez Community College is a 2-year college in the New Orleans metro area and the first Louisiana college named after a woman. Nunez offers degrees and certificates in 16 academic fields of study. For students who wish to pursue a 4-year degree,...

Louisiana Delta Community College is a 2-year institution with eight campuses in the northeast part of the state. LDCC academic degree programs are divided into five schools and the Louisiana transfer associate degree ensures that credits will...

SOWELA Technical Community College is a 2-year institution serving five parishes in southwestern Louisiana. Academic programs at SOWELA are divided among five schools offering associate degrees and Louisiana Transfer degrees. The college’s Flight...

“…This school is very informative . You can work around your schedule. They also have evening class. With a comfortable setting.” – Jessica from Lake Charles, LA

Northshore Technical Community College is a 2-year institution with four campuses and three extension sites in eastern Louisiana. NTCC confers degrees and certificates in 20 fields of study including Machine Tool Technology and Building Technology...

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport is a medical school in northwest Louisiana. LSU Health is home to Schools of Medicine, Allied Health Professions, and Graduate Studies featuring courses from 31 health science-related...

As the first institution of higher learning created by an act of the Southern Baptist Convention, the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is a Christian college focused on training students for ministry. All undergraduate programs are held at...

Fletcher Technical Community College is a 2-year institution in southeast Louisiana. FTCC confers degrees and certificates in over 25 academic programs and the college utilizes its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico to offer courses in Marine Diesel...

River Parishes Community College is a 2-year college in southern Louisiana. RPCC offers degrees and certificates in 20 academic programs. For students who wish to transfer to a 4-year institution, RPCC’s Louisiana Transfer Degree recipients receive...

“…Small classes, excellent and determined teachers and excellent students. ” – Kristi from Sorrento, LA

Founded in 1947, Southern University Law Center is a public law school in Baton Rouge affiliated with Southern University, an Historically Black College and University. SULC oversees a Juris Doctor degree-granting program, available full and part...

Established in 1999, Central Louisiana Technical Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in Alexandria, Ferriday, Winnfield, Leesville, Natchitoches, Jena, Many, and Cottonport. CLTCC offers 16 career and technical...

Established in 1952, Northwest Louisiana Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in Minden, with satellite facilities in Shreveport and Mansfield. The college offers three associate’s degrees, 14 technical diplomas, 15 certificates...

Founded in the Benedictine tradition, Saint Joseph Seminary College is a Roman Catholic seminary in southeast Louisiana dedicated to training students for the priesthood. The seminary hosts a Priestly Formation program in accordance with the United...

Notre Dame Seminary Graduate School of Theology is a Roman Catholic seminary dedicated to training students for the priesthood. Notre Dame Seminary offers a bachelor’s degree in Theological Studies as well as master’s degrees in Theological Studies...

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana is a grad school of psychology in New Orleans. The Chicago School offers a doctorate program in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on providing care and treatment to...

Remington College-Shreveport Campus is a private, 2-year institution located in Louisiana. Remington College Shreveport offers 14 career-oriented diploma and associate’s degree programs as well as a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. As a small...

“…Remington Colege is a great start for graduating students who wants to get an hands on experience in their field of study. The enviroment is friendly and welcoming; you will love the campus site and the people you meet. The teachers are there for you...” – Andrenique from Shreveport, LA

Remington College-Lafayette is a technical and vocational school and a campus of Remington College in southern Louisiana. Remington-Lafayette grants associate degrees in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, and Computer Administration as well as...

Remington College-Baton Rouge is a trade school and a campus of the Remington College system in the Louisiana state capitol. The Baton Rouge campus offers an 18-month associate degree in Process Technology. Additionally, Remington-Baton Rouge...

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