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
American Christian Schools of Religion Monroe LA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
American M & N University New Orleans LA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Blalocks Professional Beauty College Shreveport LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
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
Careers Inc Lafayette LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Coastal College - Hammond Hammond LA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Donaldson Real Estate School Metairie LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Evangel Christian University of America Monroe LA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Future Barber College Lake Charles LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Hurst Education Center Lafayette LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center Harahan LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Katies School of Beauty Culture New Orleans LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Kings Career College Baton Rouge 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
Lasalle University Mandeville LA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Lenora School of Phlebotomy Slidell LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Louisiana Baptist University Shreveport LA 4-year private, not-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
Overton Brooks Va Med Ctr Sch of Med Techn Shreveport LA 2-year public No Data
Pelican Aviation Corp New Iberia LA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
South Louisiana Community College Lafayette LA 2-year public No Data
Southern University - Board and System Baton Rouge LA Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Southland School of Taxidermy Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Southwest Paralegal College Lafayette LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Union Baptist Theological Seminary New Orleans LA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
University Medical Center Lafayette LA 2-year public 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
John Jay Beauty College Slidell LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 9
Pat Goins Beauty School Monroe LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 12
Pat Goins Ruston Beauty School Ruston LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 18
Baton Rouge General Medical Center - Radiologic Technology Baton Rouge LA 2-year private, not-for-profit 20
Metropolitan Community College Gretna LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 20
Medvance Institute - Baton Rouge Baton Rouge LA 2-year private, for-profit 21
Cloyds Beauty School 1 Inc West Monroe LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 23
Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty School Bossier City LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 23
John Jay Beauty College Kenner LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 25
Ronnie & Dormans School of Hair Design Lafayette LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 25
Cloyds Beauty School 2 Inc Monroe LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 27
Pat Goins Shreveport Beauty School Shreveport LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 28
Baton Rouge College Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 29
Baton Rouge General Medical Center School of Nursing Baton Rouge LA 2-year private, not-for-profit 31
Jonesville Beauty School Vidalia LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 38
Bastrop Beauty School Inc Bastrop LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 40
Domestic Health Care Institute Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 42
Cloyds Beauty School 3 Inc Monroe LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 46
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
Opelousas School of Cosmetology Inc Opelousas LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 51
Stage One - the Hair School Lake Charles LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 54
Vanguard College of Cosmetology Slidell LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 55
Alexandria Academy of Beauty Culture Alexandria LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 58
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
Pineville Beauty School Pineville LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 64
Guys Shreveport Academy of Cosmetology Inc Shreveport LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 65
John Jay Charm and Beauty College New Orleans LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 72
Aveda Institute - Baton Rouge Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 75
Aveda Institute - Lafayette Lafayette LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 79
Franklin College of Court Reporting New Orleans LA 2-year private, for-profit 80
Cosmetology Training Center Lafayette LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 83
Louisiana Technical College - Huey P Long Campus Winnfield LA 2-year public 90
King S Career College Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 95
Demmons School of Beauty Lake Charles LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 96
South Louisiana Beauty College Houma LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 98
Medical Training College Baton Rouge LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 104
Louisiana Technical College - Florida Parishes Greensburg LA 2-year public 120
Moler Beauty College New Orleans LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 123
Gretna Career College Gretna LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 124
Louisiana Technical College - Morgan Smith Campus Jennings LA 2-year public 126
River Parishes Community College Sorrento LA 2-year public 133
Aveda Institute - Covington Covington LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 138
Blue Cliff College - Metairie Metairie LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 140
Crescent City Bartending School New Orleans LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 140
Louisiana Technical College - Evangeline Campus Saint Martinville LA 2-year public 141
Louisiana Technical College - Shelby Jackson Campus Ferriday LA 2-year public 141
Baton Rouge School of Computers Baton Rouge LA 2-year private, for-profit 148
Diesel Driving Academy Shreveport LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 149
Ascension College Gonzales LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 158
Louisiana Technical College - Mansfield Campus Mansfield LA 2-year public 166
Moler Beauty College Kenner LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 167
ITT Technical Institute Saint Rose LA 2-year private, for-profit 169
Cameron College New Orleans LA 2-year private, for-profit 170
American School of Business Shreveport LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 173
Louisiana Technical College - Sabine Valley Campus Many LA 2-year public 173
Career Technical College Monroe LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 174
Notre Dame Seminary Graduate School of Theology New Orleans LA 4-year private, not-for-profit 174
Delta College Inc Covington LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 181
Herzing College Kenner LA 4-year private, for-profit 192
Moler Beauty College New Orleans LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 193
Saint Joseph Seminary College Saint Benedict LA 4-year private, not-for-profit 194
Louisiana Technical College - North Central Campus Farmerville LA 2-year public 196
Louisiana Technical College - Ruston Campus Ruston LA 2-year public 213
Louisiana Technical College - Hammond Area Campus Hammond LA 2-year public 218
Louisiana Technical College - Avoyelles Campus Cottonport LA 2-year public 219
Moler Beauty College Gretna LA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 223
Camelot College Baton Rouge LA 2-year private, for-profit 226
Louisiana Technical College - Folkes Campus Jackson LA 2-year public 230

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

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