List of 4-Year Public Universities & Colleges in Louisiana

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As the 25th most populous state in America, Louisiana is nestled between the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas. It is the only state in the country that divides the state into political subdivisions known as parishes which are equivalent to counties found in other states. The public college system in Louisiana includes a number of nationally ranked state colleges from New Orleans to Baton Rouge and from Shreveport to Lake Charles. State colleges in Louisiana include Louisiana State University (LSU), Southern University, Southern University and A&M College, University of New Orleans, Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Nicholls State University, and McNeese State University.

Degree Programs at Public Colleges in Louisiana

Much like the diversity you find in the biota in Louisiana, there are degree programs for every student interest imaginable. To put a finer point on it, you will discover that there are over 600 unique degree programs offered by Louisiana state university schools. For students seeking a traditional professional career, there are designated programs in the Louisiana state school system for med school, nursing, law, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Likewise, specific degrees in business such as economics, operations management, finance, & advertising and marketing are as readily available as healthcare programs like sonography, ultrasound, toxicology, pediatric nursing, and bacteriology. Regardless of your area of study, the state university system in Louisiana has a program to meet your needs and set you on a course for a productive career.

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 Name Number Students Information Virtual 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 Name Number Students Information Virtual 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 Name Number Students Information Virtual 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.