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41 Colleges
5,246 Yearly Graduations
$29,118 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$22,855 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Louisiana ranked #26 in the nation for nursing degrees handed out in 2019. Around 5,246 students received some type of diploma that year. Louisiana colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $7,279 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $10,555 per year.

An estimated 57% of college students in Louisiana take out loans, with the average loan amount being $5,714 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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

There are 17,123 students at UL Lafayette in total, 15,073 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,423 are full-time. It takes the average UL Lafayette undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% 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 student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UL Lafayette is $32,800.

Public Public vs. Private
438 Yearly Degrees
$8,768 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,994 undergraduates at NSU, of which 6,307 are full-time, and there are 11,081 students altogether. For undergraduates at NSU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

57% of NSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,921 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar 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.

Public Public vs. Private
354 Yearly Degrees
$4,158 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,883 full-time undergraduates at LDCC, and 3,815 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at LDCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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
318 Yearly Degrees
$10,376 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 915 undergraduates at LSU Health - New Orleans, of which 729 are full-time, and there are 2,809 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LSU Health - New Orleans is $58,600.

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

There are 2,688 students at Central Louisiana Technical Community College in total, 1,168 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

34% of Central Louisiana Technical Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,851 a year.

#6

Delgado Community College

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

There are 5,733 full-time undergraduates at Delgado Community College, and 14,258 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 47% of students at Delgado Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,300 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Northshore Technical Community College is 4,733, which includes 1,588 full-time undergraduates. 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.

#8

Southeastern Louisiana University

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

There are 14,298 students at Southeastern in total, 13,331 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,194 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southeastern is 4.7 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,869 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,500 during the early-career years.

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

There are 1,030 students at NLTCC in total, 487 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$14,145 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is 1,368, of which 1,120 students are undergraduates and of those, 523 are full-time. For undergraduates at FranU, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Of the accepted students, 10% are men and 90% are women.

Roughly 51% of students at FranU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,150 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from FranU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Infinity College

Lafayette, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
178 Yearly Degrees

There are 112 full-time undergraduates at Infinity College, and 125 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 69% of students at Infinity College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,735 a year.

#12

Nunez Community College

Chalmette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
154 Yearly Degrees
$4,175 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 879 full-time undergraduates at Nunez Community College, and 2,371 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 54% of students at Nunez Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,877 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nunez Community College is $28,100.

#13

Nicholls State University

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

The total student population at Nicholls State University is 6,453, of which 5,864 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,893 are full-time. It takes the average Nicholls State University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,142 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar 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.

#14

South Louisiana Community College

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

There are 3,400 full-time undergraduates at South Louisiana Community College, and 6,282 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at South Louisiana Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from South Louisiana Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Louisiana State University - Alexandria

Alexandria, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees
$6,758 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,164 students at Louisiana State University - Alexandria in total, 1,819 are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Louisiana State University - Alexandria is 5.0 years.

About 31% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,832 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Louisiana State University - Alexandria is $30,000.

#16

McNeese State University

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

The total student population at McNeese State University is 7,647, of which 6,998 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,641 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from McNeese with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Southern University and A & M College

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

The total student population at Southern University and A & M College is 6,693, of which 5,838 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,868 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 45%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#18

SOWELA Technical Community College

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

There are 1,796 full-time undergraduates at SOWELA, and 3,459 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,889 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SOWELA is $28,700.

#18

University of Louisiana at Monroe

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

There are 7,788 undergraduates at ULM, of which 5,040 are full-time, and there are 9,291 students altogether. It takes the average ULM undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

49% of ULM students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ULM is $31,600.

#20

Loyola University New Orleans

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

There are 4,261 students at Loyola New Orleans in total, 2,982 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,691 are full-time. For undergraduates at Loyola New Orleans, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

67% of Loyola New Orleans students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,386 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

#21

Fletcher Technical Community College

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

There are 1,159 full-time undergraduates at Fletcher Technical Community College, and 2,161 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%.

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

#22

Delta College of Arts & Technology

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
74 Yearly Degrees

There are 252 students at Delta College of Arts & Technology in total, 252 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 88% of students at Delta College of Arts & Technology take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,997 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Delta College of Arts & Technology is $23,900.

#23

Southern University at Shreveport

Shreveport, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$4,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,651 students at Southern University at Shreveport in total, 1,511 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

81% of Southern University at Shreveport students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,857 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern University at Shreveport with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Learning Bridge Career Institute

Houma, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
68 Yearly Degrees

There are 102 students at Learning Bridge Career Institute in total, 102 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,037 a year.

Public Public vs. Private
63 Yearly Degrees
$4,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,232 students at LSU Eunice in total, 1,684 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,951 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%.

Students who graduate from LSU Eunice with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Louisiana Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Baton Rouge Community College 58
27 Louisiana Tech University 53
28 Bossier Parish Community College 44
28 Delta College of Arts & Technology - Lafayette Campus 44
30 River Parishes Community College 36
30 University of Holy Cross 36
32 Delta College - Slidell Campus 35
33 Baton Rouge General School of Nursing 34
34 Delta College Inc 26
35 Louisiana College 20
35 Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe 20
37 Compass Career College 18
38 Grambling State University 16
38 Dillard University 16
40 Healthcare Training Institute 5
41 Chamberlain University - Louisiana 0

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