Colleges in Louisiana

Louisiana is home to almost 150 universities, trade and technical schools. Public colleges and universities in Louisiana include:

  • Louisiana State University System — 5 campuses
  • The University of Louisiana System — 9 campuses
  • Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges — 13 campuses
  • The Southern University and A&M College System — the only historically black university system in America. Its Agricultural Research and Extension Center, and its Law Center, are well-respected institutions.

Associate, bachelor's and graduate degree programs are available at both public and private universities in Louisiana. MBA programs are available at 19 business schools in the state.

Tulane University, one of the most prestigious research universities in the U.S., offers more than 75 undergraduate majors. This private school is based in New Orleans and serves more than 13,000 students.

Online and Distance Education in Louisiana

Louisiana Online allows students to access public Louisiana colleges that offer online and hybrid degree programs and courses. Louisiana participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which makes it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in other states. SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that sets national standards for postsecondary distance education courses and programs.

Transfer and Reciprocity Agreements in Louisiana

LSU's Dual Enrollment (DE) Program allows high school students to take any of 39 LSU courses in participating high schools to earn LSU and high school credit at the same time. Louisiana's Transfer Degree Guarantee helps qualifying students transfer from a 2-year or community college to a public 4-year university in Louisiana.

For more information on the Board of Regents, State of Louisiana, see


  • Board of Regents, State of Louisiana, see
  • University of Louisiana System, Accessed March 2018,
  • Southern University System, Accessed March 2018,
  • Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges, Accessed March 2018,
  • Tulane University of Louisiana, Accessed March 2018,
  • Louisiana State University (LSU), Accessed March 2018,

Education Institutes in Louisiana
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Louisiana
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,
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Colleges and Universities in Louisiana
SchoolCityTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical CollegeBaton Rouge30,983Four or more years$11,950228
University of Louisiana at LafayetteLafayette17,123Four or more years$9,912117
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityHammond14,298Four or more years$8,16567
Delgado Community CollegeNew Orleans14,258At least 2 but less than 4 years$4,079101
Tulane University of LouisianaNew Orleans12,646Four or more years$54,820245
Louisiana Tech UniversityRuston11,909Four or more years$9,645128
Northwestern State University of LouisianaNatchitoches11,081Four or more years$7,92287
University of Louisiana at MonroeMonroe9,291Four or more years$8,55485
Baton Rouge Community CollegeBaton Rouge8,242At least 2 but less than 4 years$4,22164
University of New OrleansNew Orleans8,151Four or more years$8,77196
McNeese State UniversityLake Charles7,647Four or more years$7,86066
Louisiana State University-ShreveportShreveport7,036Four or more years$7,32745
Southern University and A & M CollegeBaton Rouge6,693Four or more years$9,12291
Bossier Parish Community CollegeBossier City6,596At least 2 but less than 4 years$4,07981
Nicholls State UniversityThibodaux6,453Four or more years$7,95256

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,