Where to Start Looking to Find Louisiana Colleges
If you’re looking for Louisiana Colleges you should start at Louisiana Connect, the state sponsored one-stop-shop for college and career planning. Only students in 8th to 12th grade can create accounts which requires a student ID. Based on the video, users with accounts have access to occupation exploration tools, their Individual Graduation Plan, college search and comparison features, cost/loan calculators, and a scholarship search site.
There are some general resources available to non-registered users. There’s a timeline for preparing for college for high school students and specific PDF checklists for juniors and seniors. You can also download the Lela College Planning Guide which contains the usual information on financial aid and college applications.
The financial aid section pretty much links to either federal resources or to the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance. There’s no college search function for non-registered users but there is a list of postsecondary institutions by region for the state with links to their websites. The website also includes a link to information on the Louisiana Transfer Degree program.
The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) may actually be a better place to start looking for college information since it doesn’t require registration. The website has information on all LOSFA programs including the TOPS program and Louisiana GEAR UP and links to College Goal Sunday. It also has a College Knowledge Tool Kit with up-to-date links to useful financial aid resources.
Some Numbers to Help You Find a College
Louisiana has 23 four-year institutions with 500 or more full-time undergraduates. Eight are private not-for profit colleges and 15 are public universities according to the Integrated Post-secondary Data System. Of the 108,509 students, 14% attend private colleges and 86% attend public universities.
The average four-year graduation rate for private Louisiana colleges was 31.1% and the average five-year rate for public schools was 28.1%. Only one Louisiana college meets the DIY College Rankings 50-50 profile requirements.
College-bound seniors in Louisiana had an average of 19.2 ACT Composite score with a 18.9 for English and 19.9 for Math. The 75th Percentile scores were a Composite of 22, 23 for English, and 22 for Math. A total of 17 colleges ACT 75th% Composite scores were at or above this level.
The top 20 colleges ACT test takers in Louisiana applied to:
- Louisiana St Univ/A&M-Baton Rouge
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette
- Southeastern Louisiana University
- Louisiana Tech University
- University of Louisiana at Monroe
- Northwestern State Univ of Louisiana
- Mcneese State University
- Nicholls State University
- Southern Univ at Baton Rouge
- University of New Orleans
- Baton Rouge Community College
- Tulane University
- Grambling State University
- Delgado Community College
- Loyola University New Orleans
- South Louisiana Community College
- Louisiana Delta Community College
- Louisiana St Univ at Eunice
- Xavier University
- Louisiana Tech College (All Campuses)
Louisiana Colleges Conferences and Divisions
List of Louisiana Colleges
In the following table, the four-year graduation rate is used for private colleges and the five-year rate for public colleges. The data are based on the data available from IPEDS in September of 2014 which are available on the DIY College Search spreadsheet.
Louisiana Colleges with Graduation Rates and Test Scores
Name Type Sports
Centenary College of Louisiana Private NCAA D3 571 43 66 585 600 28 15383
Dillard University Private NAIA 1128 14 35 470 480 20 12355
Grambling State University Public NCAA D1 3865 24 44 480 440 20 10343
Louisiana College Private NCAA D3 1022 21 74 460 500 23 12112
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Public NCAA D1 22811 59 76 620 630 28 10629
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans Public 602 Louisiana State University-Alexandria Public 1257 11 61 22 7054
Louisiana State University-Shreveport Public NAIA 1860 21 83 510 540 24 6658
Louisiana Tech University Public NCAA D1 6586 42 67 590 600 26 7955
Loyola University New Orleans Private NAIA 2741 47 87 640 610 28 22808
McNeese State University Public NCAA D1 5959 31 62 550 560 24 6685
Nicholls State University Public NCAA D1 4729 31 87 537 607 24 6532
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Public NCAA D1 5013 32 84 518 550 24 7939
Our Lady of Holy Cross College Private 521 7 48 17284
Our Lady of the Lake College Private 881 25 66 23 10066
Southeastern Louisiana University Public NCAA D1 9999 27 45 24 7440
Southern University and A & M College Public NCAA D1 4694 24 36 520 20 10272
Southern University at New Orleans Public NAIA 2701 0 49 650 640 18 10974
Tulane University of Louisiana Private NCAA D1 6487 62 26 700 700 32 28855
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Public NCAA D1 12295 34 59 600 25 5233
University of Louisiana at Monroe Public NCAA D1 5269 30 77 640 25 7795
University of New Orleans Public NCAA D1 5376 27 50 590 620 25 7833
Xavier University of Louisiana Private NAIA 2223 30 54 560 550 26 18127