List of 4-Year Public Universities & Colleges in Louisiana

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Public colleges and state universities in Louisiana that receive funding public are considered state or public schools. These institutions may be operate as an independent entity, or as part of a larger statewide system that oversees operations. Most state funded institutions offer discounted tuition for state residents, and generally have higher enrollment than equivalent private institutions. Many state funded institutions also have active research projects and resources, particularly among larger institutions and statewide systems, where such programs may be divided up. State universities and public colleges generally have undergraduate and graduate programs, resulting in degrees from the bachelor level to the doctorate.

Louisiana State University System

The 3 schools listed below are part of the Louisiana State University System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution NameNumber StudentsInformationVirtual Tour
Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LAMore Than 20,000info
Louisiana State University - Alexandria in Alexandria, LA1,000 to 4,999info
Louisiana State University - Shreveport in Shreveport, LA1,000 to 4,999info

Southern University System

The 2 schools listed below are part of the Southern University System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution NameNumber StudentsInformationVirtual Tour
Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA5,000 to 9,999info
Southern University at New Orleans in New Orleans, LA1,000 to 4,999info

The University of Louisiana System

The 9 schools listed below are part of The University of Louisiana System. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution NameNumber StudentsInformationVirtual Tour
Grambling State University in Grambling, LA1,000 to 4,999info
Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA10,000 to 19,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Louisiana Tech University
McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA5,000 to 9,999info
Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA5,000 to 9,999info
Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches, LA5,000 to 9,999info
Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA10,000 to 19,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Southeastern Louisiana University
University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, LA10,000 to 19,999info
University of Louisiana at Monroe in Monroe, LA5,000 to 9,999info
University of New Orleans in New Orleans, LA5,000 to 9,999info

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Louisiana in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.