Louisiana State University At Alexandria

Louisiana State University At Alexandria

Louisiana State University at Alexandria, also known as LSUA, is a public, coeducational university located in Alexandria, Louisiana, United States. Its history dates back to 1959 when the Louisiana State Legislature permitted the foundation of a two-year, community college to serve citizens of central Louisiana. LSUA offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

LSUA's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The sports teams are nicknamed the Generals. The teams participate in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students.

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Louisiana State University at Alexandria
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria , LA 71302-9121
General Phone: (318) 445-3672

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LSU Alexandria Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts104liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine96registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology29pharmacy tech, radiographer, medical lab tech
Education and Teaching26elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Therapy and Counseling20psychology
Security and Law Enforcement8criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Computer Science and Engineering5information technology
Business and Management0business management
Family and Social Work0child care provider

Number of programs and degrees for LSU Alexandria in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1568
Bachelor's degree13110
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years81

LSU Alexandria Student Body

In 2007-2008, LSU Alexandria had a total enrollment of 2,574 students (1,893 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 87%
Part-Time 13%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 21%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 20%
20-21 17%
22-24 17%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

LSU Alexandria Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 48 %
Part-Time 38 %

LSU Alexandria Room and Board (2007)

LSU Alexandria offers campus housing for 254 of its 1,893 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Alexandria, Louisiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Louisiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

LSU Alexandria Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1722
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

LSU Alexandria Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,380
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,962
Room and board $ 6,234
Room charge $ 510
Board (meal plan) charge $ 608
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,704

Financial Aid:
LSU Alexandria participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 201100)

LSU Alexandria Faculty

LSU Alexandria has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2221
Non-tenured and not on tenure track821

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$74,9372*
Associate professorcalendar year2*3$63,508
Assistant professorcalendar year1*3$45,206
All faculty totalcalendar year7$70,2038$61,947

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$62,2723$55,766
Associate professoracademic year11$47,1609$51,155
Assistant professoracademic year15$42,89127$45,901
Instructoracademic year5$34,80712$35,468
All faculty totalacademic year45$49,06651$44,953

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

LSU Alexandria Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Baseball Division I Independents

LSU Alexandria Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Liberal Arts
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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LSU Alexandria Highlights

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What Sets LSU Alexandria Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 7%LSU Alexandria Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 8%LSU Alexandria % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 10%LSU Alexandria Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%LSU Alexandria % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of students
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Top 12%LSU Alexandria Number of students
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 13%LSU Alexandria % students 40 years or older
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 13%LSU Alexandria Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 14%LSU Alexandria % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Top 14%LSU Alexandria % of accepted students who choose to enroll
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 16%LSU Alexandria % of degrees in liberal arts
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%LSU Alexandria Female % of student body

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