Louisiana State University Shreveport

Louisiana State University Shreveport

Louisiana State University Shreveport, also referred to as LSUS or LSU Shreveport, was established in 1967. Originally LSUS was formed as a division of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College System. Located in Shreveport, Los Angeles, the college offers undergraduate, graduate, specialized programs, and continuing education programs. Distance learning opportunities are also available for outstation students. Educational programs are available through the following colleges:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Sciences

The LSUS sports teams include men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, baseball, and women's tennis. The mascot is a pelican named Pete the Pilot. Louisiana State University Shreveport is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, as well as the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference.

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Louisiana State University-Shreveport
One University Place
Shreveport , LA 71115-2399
General Phone: (318) 797-5000

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LSU Shreveport Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management155business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Liberal Arts150French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, geography, political science, sociology, ...
Education and Teaching100education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, math teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling76psychology, counseling psychology, educational psychology
Science58biology, biochem/biophysics courses, chemistry, physics
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and safety
Fine Arts14fine arts
Medical Administration14health care administration, community health
Media13mass communication
Computer Science and Engineering13computer and info science, information science, computer science
Family and Social Work8community organization
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0exercise science
Medicine0public health

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree52137
Master's degree10311
Post-master's certificate11

LSU Shreveport Student Body

In 2007-2008, LSU Shreveport had a total enrollment of 3,948 students (3,122 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 21%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 17%
20-21 19%
22-24 23%
25-29 17%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%
New Mexico1%

LSU Shreveport Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 46 %

LSU Shreveport Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Shreveport, 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 Shreveport Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,536
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,867
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
LSU Shreveport participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 201300)

LSU Shreveport Faculty

LSU Shreveport has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year2*2*
No academic rankcalendar year3$33,3330*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$53,9883$54,306

*: 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 year23$69,77610$57,201
Associate professoracademic year20$61,04011$53,867
Assistant professoracademic year21$54,43916$53,510
Instructoracademic year7$36,34220$37,470
All faculty totalacademic year71$59,48357$48,598

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

LSU Shreveport Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Baseball Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


LSU Shreveport Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General

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