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Number of
4-year colleges in Louisiana

240,658

Students attending
4-year colleges in Louisiana

$13,748

Average
in-state tuition

$16,461

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, LA

584 Forbes

Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, LA

Total undergraduates: 533
Acceptance rate: 64%
Average annual cost: $23,607
Average salary: $44,700
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Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Baton Rouge, LA

218 Forbes
As the flagship institution of the state, the vision of Louisiana State University is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development. Designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, the mission of Louisiana State University i

Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Baton Rouge, LA

Total undergraduates: 27,658
Acceptance rate: 76%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $47,600
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Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

397 Forbes

Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

Total undergraduates: 12,708
Acceptance rate: 63%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $41,000
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Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

443 Forbes

Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Total undergraduates: 2,766
Acceptance rate: 67%
Average annual cost: $24,119
Average salary: $46,100
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Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA

Northwestern State University is a responsive, student-oriented institution that is committed to the creation, dissemination, and acquisition of knowledge through teaching, research, and service. The University maintains as its highest priority excellence in teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs. Northwestern State University prepares its stud

Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA

Total undergraduates: 10,781
Acceptance rate: 61%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $33,500
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Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, LA

636 Forbes

Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, LA

Total undergraduates: 13,554
Acceptance rate: 87%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $36,000
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Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

123 Forbes

Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

Total undergraduates: 8,873
Acceptance rate: 25%
Average annual cost: $32,515
Average salary: $56,200
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Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA

529 Forbes

Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA

Total undergraduates: 17,556
Acceptance rate: 51%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $38,300
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Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

579 Forbes

Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Total undergraduates: 8,082
Acceptance rate: 60%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $37,800
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Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

Best colleges in Louisiana 2018

Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

Total undergraduates: 2,527
Acceptance rate: 61%
Average annual cost: $17,430
Average salary: $47,900
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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