Top Louisiana Colleges and Universities

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The varied atmosphere of Louisiana--from the eclectic nature of New Orleans to the heart of Cajun country--is the perfect backdrop for these prestigious institutions. This southeastern state offers students a collegial atmosphere to both research and relax.
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Top Five Schools in Louisiana

Tulane University

Founded in 1834, Tulane has become one of the most selective and prestigious private universities in the country. The university has 6,491 undergraduate students who are active in the institution's numerous research activities. Students can choose from degree plans in tropical medicine, social work, architecture or any of a dozen other programs; and students also have the chance to study in a city as eclectic as New Orleans. Tulane University is currently ranked #50 on US News and World Report's list of America's Best Colleges.

Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University held its first commencement in 1869 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the heart of Cajun country. The university has since grown to offer almost 200 degrees in a wide variety of disciplines. Currently, 24,583 undergraduate students are enrolled at LSU, many of whom study at the university's renowned colleges of engineering and veterinary medicine and marine institute. It is one out of 21 universities within the U.S. to hold space-, sea- and land-grant status.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette was founded in 1900 as the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute, and went through several name changes before its final founding in 1999 with its current name. The university offers 80 undergraduate majors to its 14,923 undergraduate students and has a unique focus on the French-based culture of south Louisiana. Much of UL's research is based on preserving the wetlands of Louisiana as industry and population continues to strain this precious resource.

Southeastern Louisiana University

Since its founding in 1925, Southeastern Louisiana University has focused on providing an outstanding educational value for its students, who come not only from the local area but also from many foreign countries. The university currently offers 52 majors to its 13,544 undergraduate students and has a reputation for small classes taught by faculty, not graduate students. SLU is located in Hammond, Louisiana, a classic college town that welcomes students and enjoys the many cultural activities put on by the university throughout the year. The university provides an environment that is technology-rich, allowing students to check out DVD camcorders, zip drives, projection equipment, laptops and digital cameras.

Louisiana Tech University

Just 80 miles east of Shreveport lies Ruston, LA, the home of Louisiana Tech University. This beautiful, quintessential college town welcomes the 9,000 undergraduate students who come to study at world-renowned Louisiana Tech every year. LTU is a selective institution that provides a challenging, yet supportive atmosphere for its students. While its focus is on the natural and applied sciences, the institution offers many other majors and a solid liberal arts education. It awards semester hours, but operates on the quarter calendar. Most classes are 20 minutes longer and an undergraduate student is considered full-time if taking a minimum of eight hours of class time.

Popular Schools

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. Louisiana State University Shreveport

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration with a General Business Specialization
      • Master of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise Concentration
      • Master of Business Administration - Finance Concentration
      • Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Concentration
      • Master of Business Administration - Hospitality and Casino Management Concentration
      • Master of Business Administration - International Business Concentration
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Criminal Justice
      • BA: Criminal Justice - Criminalistics
      • BA: Liberal Studies
      • BA: Psychology
      • BA: Psychology - General
      • BS: Computer Science
    Associate's
      • AA: Criminal Justice
      • AA: Liberal Arts
      • AA: Business Administration
      • AA: Information Technology
      • AA: Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    Master's
      • Master: Legal Studies
      • MS in Psychology
      • Master : Business Admin
      • Master of Public Health
      • MBA: Human Resources
      • MBA: Health Care Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
      • Bachelor of Business Admin
      • BSBA - Investment
      • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
      • Accelerated MS in Finance Option
    Associate's
      • AASBA in Business
      • AAS in Legal Support and Services
      • Associate: Business Admin.
      • Associate: Business Admin. - Office Mgmt
      • Associate: Criminal Justice
      • Associate: Accounting
    Certificate
      • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services
      • Postbaccalaureate Certificate - Pathway to Paralegal
      • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
      • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
      • Adult Gerontology Practitioner Certificate
      • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Teaching and Learning
      • Master of Project Management
      • Master of Finance
      • Master of Professional Accounting
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Healthcare Administration
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Communication
      • BS - Human Services
      • BS - Accounting
      • BS - Project Management
      • BS - Marketing
      • Undergraduate Specialization - Criminal Forensics
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management
      • Undergraduate Certificate - Project Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Accounting
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Ecclesial Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Entrepreneurial Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Individualized
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Global Consulting
    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Communication
      • Master of Arts in Communication - Political Communication
      • Master of Arts in Communication - Strategic Communication
      • Master of Arts in Government - Political Communication
      • Master of Arts in Journalism
      • Master of Arts in Law - Business
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Rhetoric and Public Culture
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Strategic Communication
      • Bachelor of Arts in English - Communication
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice
      • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Tulane University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Online Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
      • Online Master of Professional Studies in Information Technology Management
  • Online Programs Available
    7. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
      • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
      • MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences
      • MSHS in Translational Microbiology
      • Masters in Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services
      • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
    Bachelor's
      • BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
      • BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences
      • BSHS in Biomedical Informatics
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    8. Universal Technical Institute

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Collision Repair and Refinish Technology
      • Marine Technician Specialist
      • Diesel Technology
      • Motorcycle Technician Specialist
      • Automotive Technology
      • NASCAR Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Notre Dame de Namur University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters in Business Administration
      • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Communication
      • Master of Liberal Arts
      • Master of Arts in Science Writing
      • Master of Science in Applied Economics
      • Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
      • Master of Science in Bioinformatics

Featured Schools

Louisiana State University Shreveport

  • Master of Business Administration with a General Business Specialization
  • Master of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise Concentration
  • Master of Business Administration - Finance Concentration

What is your highest level of education completed?

Saint Leo University

  • BA: Criminal Justice
  • BA: Criminal Justice - Criminalistics
  • AA: Criminal Justice
  • AA: Liberal Arts

What is your highest level of education completed?

Kaplan University

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • Master: Legal Studies
  • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
  • AASBA in Business
  • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services

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Colorado State University Global

  • MS - Teaching and Learning
  • BS - Communication
  • Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management

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Regent University

  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

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Tulane University

  • Online Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
  • Online Master of Professional Studies in Information Technology Management

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The George Washington University

  • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
  • BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
  • BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences

What is your highest level of education?

Universal Technical Institute

  • Collision Repair and Refinish Technology
  • Marine Technician Specialist
  • Diesel Technology

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