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...

“…Because LSU does have rigorous academics, I would advise, if possible, to take dual-credit courses during high school to help prepare you for the teaching styles, and hard classes that you will have to take here at LSU.” – Jordann from Humble, 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...

“…In my first year at Tulane, I learned so much; not only in the classroom, but outside of it as well. At a school where almost 70% of the students are from outside of Louisiana, I had no problem meeting many diverse people, (culturally and...” – Scott from Stillwater, MN

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....

“…Rarely I have had classes where I felt the relation between professor and class would lack.” – Jonathan from Brusly, 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...

“…Loyola wants its students to be well-rounded. So you learn many things while you are there... about different cultures, religions, ways of thinking. Also even though Loyola is a Jesuit University religion is never something that is forced upon you....” – Zaina from Metairie, LA

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 provides students with the best technology, faculty, and organisations to ensure that students have every opportunity to achieve the highest level of education possible.” – Blake from Mermentau, 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 is a great school because you get to experienve the life of a black college and how diffeerent some things at grambling are compared to other schools. Grambling also gives you the chance to make out there in the work world with the...” – Domonique McElroy from Little Rock, AR

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...

“…While many people believe that graduating from a bigger name school (ie Tulane, Loyola, LSU) means a better education, UNO is right on par. Many of my professors and instructors teach at Tulane and Loyola as well. I have been learning a good bit in...” – Billal from Chalmette, 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...

“…At Xavier professors care, they are always available to you. Xavier being a small school your classes are a lot smaller and you get the chance to interact with your professors and really get an understanding of what they are teaching. Also when you...” – Antoinette from Washington, DC

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...

“…Here at Dillard University curriculum is excellent. Each and every student and professor inspire you to learn. They encourage you to read to become knowledgeable, they also teach you not to read to retain information for test, but to read to learn...” – Nicolette from Marrero, 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....

“…I'm an entering sophomore this year, and I can already say that I love Tech. The teachers I've had have been pretty great. I'm definitely enjoying the challenge of getting a college education. I think Tech makes the transition from high school to...” – Tiffany from Bossier City, 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...

“…The teachers are very friendly & willing to go out of their way to help you to the best of their ability. If you're having trouble with anything all you have to do is ask. The material covered in the classes are interesting & challenging.” – Amanda from Raceland, 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 such a broad spectrum of academics to appeal to everyone. You can receive a great education and a great reputation by attending McNeese. 86% of pre-medicine students were accepted into medical schools in 2006, which is a great number.” – Matthew from Lake Charles, 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...

“…This university is a great place to learn a lot. There is never a dull moment or topic on this campus. Not only in the classrooms, but outside of the educational walls there is always something new and interesting to find out.” – Emily from Hammond, LA

Delgado Community College

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...

“…People always say Delgado was easy........WRONGG! Its very tough and challenging but if you put the time into studying, you walk out the class with the grade you deserve and learn alot of information!” – Kimberly from Kenner, 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 wonderful. Everyone is like a big family. The campus is beautiful and has a lot of history.” – Kaytlin from Vivian, 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 think that I will learn a lot because I like to surround myself in a learning environment and also everyone has been talking about going to this school. My baby daycare teacher goes there and I would like to become a daycare assistant. ” – Antionette from Baton Rouge, 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...

“…You get out of this experience whatever you put into it. It is your choice to go to class everyday because noone is going to hold your hand. The teachers are great and there are several tutoring programs on campus.” – Cassie from Greensburg, LA

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...

“…The professors make sure you take something away from the classes. It's not simply boring textbook learning or mindless lecturing. I love the in-class discussions.” – Brittany from Warner Robins, GA

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...

“…I am a journalism major and have already learned a lot in my freshman year. The journalism department, along with the other departments at NSU, believes the best way to teach is through the classroom AND practice. My department has four or five...” – Marlowe from Natchitoches, LA

Louisiana State University-Shreveport

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...

“…Although some of my classes are difficult, they are very insightful and I enjoy attending the classes. It's one thing when you dread going to a class, but its another when you actually want to attend the class.” – Shelbi from Keithville, 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...

Louisiana State University-Alexandria

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...

“…It has a very small campus, so it is very easy to get around by walking. Teachers and departments are willing to help the students pass and are wanting every student succeed in their careers.” – Kaitlyn from Alexandria, 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...

“…The teachers are excellent and are there for you when you need them. There are many tutoring facilities available for you.” – Jeremy from St. Martinville, 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 in Shreveport is an interesting school filled with many activities. Even though they don't have sororities or fraternities the most important thing is getting an education. I feel Southern is a fast school to get a degree 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

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

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,...

“…OTHERS MAY SEE THIS SCHOOL DIFFERENTLY. Most of the teachers are really wonderful. They offer tutoring and they welcome you to come for any needed assistance. One of my teachers texts her students (love it!) Though, I have had maybe two teachers...” – Chloe from New Orleans, LA

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...

“…Classes are extremely easy as long as you do the work.” – Brittany from Monroe, LA

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...

“…i learned a lot, i enjoyed it very much it gave me my beginning to my future.” – Loria 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...

“…I've been told so many good things about this school, that i have decided to give it a try. You are never too old to go back and learn.” – Charles from Morgan CITY, LA

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...

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 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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