Colleges in Louisiana

If America is the land of opportunity, then Louisiana is the state of opportunity. The state is home to over 150 colleges and universities, making it a haven for those who value higher education. From Shreveport to Baton Rouge to New Orleans and beyond, Louisiana colleges offers students an almost endless variety of ways to further their education. With eight public universities located throughout the state, students in all parts of Cajun Country can pursue exciting and interesting careers.

Louisiana schools are often ranked in US News and World Report's annual list of America's Best Colleges. Some of the colleges in Louisiana that seem to always find themselves on the list include the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Tech University, Nicholls State University and many others. McNeese State University as well as the Tigers of Louisiana State University are also well-respected for their academic and research programs, and are two of the more popular schools in the state. Centenary College and Xavier University of Louisiana are also highly considered by many, giving schools in Louisiana a national and international reputation for academic excellence. Among private schools, Tulane University is consistently ranked high by leading academic experts for its degree programs as well as research facilities and programs, giving Louisiana a number of public and private schools among the nation's elite.

In addition to four-year colleges, the state is also home to a number of community colleges and technical schools offering a variety of programs to let students train quickly for well-paying occupations. Community colleges train students in a variety of areas including business management, nursing, paralegal studies, emergency medical technician and more. Many of the technical schools concentrate on medical and technology careers such as medical assisting, computer network security and medical billing and coding. Some of the more popular community colleges and technical schools in the state include Baton Rouge Community College, Delgado Community College and Northshore Technical College.

With a culture as diverse as any state in the nation, Louisiana students can choose from an almost endless variety of degrees. From Bachelor's degrees to Doctoral programs, four-year colleges provide chances for academic and personal growth along the way. Some of the more popular degrees pursued by Louisiana students include Education, Social Work, Information Technology and Business Management. With the impact of Hurricane Katrina still being felt years later in parts of the state, many students choose to pursue degrees that will allow them to give back to their communities and help those who need it the most. Colleges offering Education and Social Work degrees often have students involved in countless community projects as part of their studies, letting them earn college credit by helping rebuild homes and lives for local residents. Many students speak of these experiences being life-changing, helping them better understand what they have while helping others regain what they've lost or possibly never had at any point in their lives. These internships allow for new perspectives on life as well as chances to network with potential employers while gaining crucial job experience.

Economy

Despite the devastating impact Hurricane Katrina and various oil spills have had on the environment within the last several years, Louisiana has shown its resiliency by never giving up and coming back better than ever. With tourism being such a vital part of the state's economy, much emphasis has been placed on rebuilding New Orleans and the French Quarter. Since many tourists flock to New Orleans for the legendary food dishes, there have been plenty of job opportunities for those skilled in culinary arts. Technical and community colleges that offer training programs in cooking are trying to keep up with the demand of local restaurants for skilled cooks, pastry chefs and other occupations.

Since much of the infrastructure of New Orleans was devastated by Katrina, there has been a need for those skilled in Building Trades and related fields. The demand for carpenters, plumbers, electricians and welders has never been greater, with many companies offering excellent pay, benefits and even relocation assistance to those who are willing to live in Cajun Country and help in the rebuilding process.

One growing area of employment that has been a big boost to the state's economy has been the television and film industry. Called by some the "Hollywood of the South," New Orleans has seen a dramatic rise in the number of media companies flocking to the area to produce films and television series. As a result, many jobs are available for photographers, audiovisual technicians and cinematographers. The state's health care industry is also thriving, with many community colleges and technical schools graduating workers trained as Pharmacy Assistants, Medical Assistants and Medical Coders and Billers. With much of the population of Louisiana living in low-income conditions, the need for health care workers to go out into the field and assist clients is also growing. Home health aides, Practical Nurses and Physical Therapists are needed to go into client's homes and assist with outpatient care. Counselors are also needed to assist residents with such tasks as finding employment, parenting skills and day-to-day living skills such as establishing budgets and grocery shopping.

Louisiana is a state whose economy was virtually destroyed by a natural disaster, yet has used the power of higher education and a dedication to success to bring itself back from the brink of economic disaster. By continuing to use its most important resource of colleges and universities, the state is continuing to rebound from a disaster that would have devastated most areas. With schools coming together and determining what course of action needed to be taken, residents could see where the greatest need was and be trained accordingly. For example, if there was a need in a particular part of the state for nurses, colleges were able to work with state officials and ensure training programs were put into place allowing for the training of new workers. By overcoming nearly impossible odds, Louisiana has shown the nation and world how to use education to succeed.

Found 172 Post-Secondary Schools In Louisiana


Title City State Type Enrollment
Louisiana Technical College - Gulf Area Campus Abbeville LA 2-year public 241
Alexandria Academy of Beauty Culture Alexandria LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 58
Louisiana State University at Alexandria Alexandria LA 2-year public 2386
Louisiana Technical College - Alexandria Campus Alexandria LA 2-year public 300
Bastrop Beauty School Inc Bastrop LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 40
Louisiana Technical College - Bastrop Campus Bastrop LA 2-year public 280
Aveda Institute - Baton Rouge Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 75
Baton Rouge College Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 29
Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge LA 2-year public 2577
Baton Rouge General Medical Center - Radiologic Technology Baton Rouge LA 2-year private, not-for-profit 20
Baton Rouge General Medical Center School of Nursing Baton Rouge LA 2-year private, not-for-profit 31
Baton Rouge School of Computers Baton Rouge LA 2-year private, for-profit 148
Bob Brooks School of Real Estate and Insurance Inc Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Burk Baker School of Real Estate and Appraising Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Camelot College Baton Rouge LA 2-year private, for-profit 226
Culinary Arts Institute of Louisiana Baton Rouge LA 2-year private, for-profit 58
D - Jays School of Beauty Arts and Sciences Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 62
Delta College of Arts & Technology Baton Rouge LA 2-year private, for-profit 249
Diesel Driving Academy - Baton Rouge Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 256
Domestic Health Care Institute Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 42
Iti Technical College Baton Rouge LA 2-year private, for-profit 320
King S Career College Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 95
Kings Career College Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Louisiana Realtors Institute Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Louisiana State University - System Office Baton Rouge LA Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge LA 4-year public 31527
Louisiana Technical College - Baton Rouge Campus Baton Rouge LA 2-year public 1015
Medical Training College Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 104
Medvance Institute - Baton Rouge Baton Rouge LA 2-year private, for-profit 21
Our Lady of the Lake College Baton Rouge LA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1053
Southern University - Board and System Baton Rouge LA Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Southern University and A & M College Baton Rouge LA 4-year public 9449
Southland School of Taxidermy Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
University of Louisiana System Administration Baton Rouge LA Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
World Evangelism Bible College and Seminary Baton Rouge LA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Louisiana Technical College - Sullivian Campus Bogalusa LA 2-year public 849
Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City LA 2-year public 4332
Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty School Bossier City LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 23
Nunez Community College Chalmette LA 2-year public 1884
Louisiana Technical College - Avoyelles Campus Cottonport LA 2-year public 219
Aveda Institute - Covington Covington LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 138
Delta College Inc Covington LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 181
Louisiana Technical College - Acadian Campus Crowley LA 2-year public 254
Denham Springs Beauty School Denham Springs LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 47
Louisiana Academy of Beauty Eunice LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 49
Louisiana State University - Eunice Eunice LA 2-year public 2704
Louisiana Technical College - North Central Campus Farmerville LA 2-year public 196
Louisiana Technical College - Shelby Jackson Campus Ferriday LA 2-year public 141
Ascension College Gonzales LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 158
Grambling State University Grambling LA 4-year public 4716
Louisiana Technical College - Florida Parishes Greensburg LA 2-year public 120
Gretna Career College Gretna LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 124
Metropolitan Community College Gretna LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 20
Moler Beauty College Gretna LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 223
Coastal College - Hammond Hammond LA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Louisiana Technical College - Hammond Area Campus Hammond LA 2-year public 218
Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond LA 4-year public 14525
John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center Harahan LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Louisiana Technical College - West Jefferson Campus Harvey LA 2-year public 422
L E Fletcher Technical Community College Houma LA 2-year public 950
South Louisiana Beauty College Houma LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 98
Louisiana Technical College - Folkes Campus Jackson LA 2-year public 230
Louisiana Technical College - Morgan Smith Campus Jennings LA 2-year public 126
Herzing College Kenner LA 4-year private, for-profit 192
John Jay Beauty College Kenner LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 25
Moler Beauty College Kenner LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 167
Aveda Institute - Lafayette Lafayette LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 79
Careers Inc Lafayette LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Cosmetology Training Center Lafayette LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 83
Hurst Education Center Lafayette LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Lafayette General Medical Center Sch of Health Sci Lafayette LA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Louisiana Technical College - Lafayette Campus Lafayette LA 2-year public 519
Remington College - Lafayette Lafayette LA 2-year private, for-profit 472
Ronnie & Dormans School of Hair Design Lafayette LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 25
South Louisiana Community College Lafayette LA 2-year public No Data
Southwest Paralegal College Lafayette LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
University Medical Center Lafayette LA 2-year public No Data
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette LA 4-year public 15742
Delta School of Business and Technology Lake Charles LA 2-year private, for-profit 308
Demmons School of Beauty Lake Charles LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 96
Future Barber College Lake Charles LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Mcneese State University Lake Charles LA 4-year public 7603
Sowela Technical Community College Lake Charles LA 2-year public 1243
Stage One - the Hair School Lake Charles LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 54
Louisiana Technical College - Lamar Salter Campus Leesville LA 2-year public 259
Lasalle University Mandeville LA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Louisiana Technical College - Mansfield Campus Mansfield LA 2-year public 166
Louisiana Technical College - Sabine Valley Campus Many LA 2-year public 173
Blue Cliff College - Metairie Metairie LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 140
Donaldson Real Estate School Metairie LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Eastern College of Health Vocations Metairie LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 453
Louisiana Technical College - Jefferson Campus Metairie LA 2-year public 257
Remington College - New Orleans Metairie LA 2-year private, for-profit 652
University of Phoenix - Louisiana Campus Metairie LA 4-year private, for-profit 1394
Louisiana Technical College - Northwest Louisiana Campus Minden LA 2-year public 755
American Christian Schools of Religion Monroe LA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Career Technical College Monroe LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 174
Cloyds Beauty School 2 Inc Monroe LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 27
Cloyds Beauty School 3 Inc Monroe LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 46
Evangel Christian University of America Monroe LA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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