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Lafayette Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Lafayette Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Lafayette, Louisiana

There are at least 9 colleges in Lafayette, listed and described below. These schools represent 20,623 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 17,985 full-time students, and a reported 1,788 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Louisiana at Lafayette and South Louisiana Community College.

We also provide an extensive list of Louisiana Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Lafayette is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Lafayette.

Featured Colleges in the Lafayette Area (QuickSchools™)

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Blue Cliff College


Houma, LA

Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected and innovative Massage Therapy training centers in the nation.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Lafayette Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Aveda Institute-Lafayette
2922 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA 70503-3246

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 88 students, 92 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus
1101 Bertrand Dr
Lafayette, LA 70506-4909

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: nursing assistant, medical secretary, licensed practical nurse, medical lab assistant, accounting technology, chef training, computer networking, automobile mechanics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 969 students, 839 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

Ronnie & Dormans School of Hair Design
2002 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA 70503-2748

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 22 students, 26 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

South Louisiana Community College
320 Devalcourt Street
Lafayette, LA 70506-2030

  • Programs: general studies, EMT paramedic, business, kindergarten/preschool teaching, industrial tech, criminal justice and safety, liberal arts and sciences, child care provider
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 2,944 students, 1,954 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Unitech Training Academy
3605 Ambassador Caffery
Lafayette, LA 70503

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: phlebotomy, pharmacy tech, medical office management, physical therapist assistant, medical assistant, computer and info science, sonography and ultrasound tech, health unit coordinator
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 150 students, 294 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Colleges in Lafayette with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Cosmetology Training Center
2516 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70506

  • Programs: cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 105 students, 199 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: general studies, business management, registered nursing, finance, accounting, elementary school teaching, marketing, computer science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 16,345 students, 14,581 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,788 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Abbeville Colleges 1 11,887 359  
Crowley Colleges 1 14,225 207  
New Iberia Colleges 1 32,623 507  
Opelousas Colleges 2 22,860 629  
St. Martinville Colleges 1 6,989 309  

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