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Louisiana Teaching Colleges

26 Colleges
3,079 Yearly Graduations
$44,256 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$23,776 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Louisiana ranked #34 in the nation for teaching degrees handed out in 2019. Around 3,079 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $11,064 per year to get their degree at a college in Louisiana, while out of state students will pay an average of $15,036 per year.

About 52% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $5,944 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
815 Yearly Degrees
$11,962 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 30,983 students at Louisiana State University in total, 25,233 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 22,418 are full-time. For undergraduates at Louisiana State University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

36% of Louisiana State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,626 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Louisiana State University is $40,200.

#2

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
389 Yearly Degrees
$10,382 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,073 undergraduates at UL Lafayette, of which 12,423 are full-time, and there are 17,123 students altogether. It takes the average UL Lafayette undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at UL Lafayette take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,109 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UL Lafayette with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
291 Yearly Degrees
$9,615 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,622 undergraduates at Louisiana Tech, of which 8,143 are full-time, and there are 11,909 students altogether. It takes the average Louisiana Tech undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at Louisiana Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,633 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Louisiana Tech is $35,400.

Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees
$8,768 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,081 students at NSU in total, 9,994 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,307 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NSU is 4.4 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,921 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NSU is $30,700.

#5

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
208 Yearly Degrees
$8,329 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,331 undergraduates at Southeastern, of which 9,194 are full-time, and there are 14,298 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southeastern is 4.7 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,869 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
176 Yearly Degrees
$7,327 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,036 students at Louisiana State University - Shreveport in total, 2,511 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,610 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,714 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Louisiana State University - Shreveport with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
160 Yearly Degrees
$7,898 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nicholls State University is 6,453, of which 5,864 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,893 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

51% of Nicholls State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,142 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Nicholls State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees
$8,974 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,788 undergraduates at ULM, of which 5,040 are full-time, and there are 9,291 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ULM is 4.7 years.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at ULM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,024 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ULM is $31,600.

#8

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees
$8,102 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at McNeese State University is 7,647, of which 6,998 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,641 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at McNeese is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,954 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from McNeese with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
112 Yearly Degrees
$9,072 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,151 students at UNO in total, 6,588 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,833 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNO is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

44% of UNO students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,077 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,500 during the early-career years.

#11

Louisiana College

Pineville, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
88 Yearly Degrees
$17,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Louisiana College is 1,245, of which 1,004 students are undergraduates and of those, 893 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Louisiana College is 4.4 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 60% are men and 40% are women.

69% of Louisiana College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,794 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Louisiana College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

University of Holy Cross

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
64 Yearly Degrees
$14,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 923 undergraduates at UHC, of which 472 are full-time, and there are 1,255 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UHC is 5.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 46%. Around 19% of accepted students are men, and 81% are women.

54% of UHC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,250 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UHC is $36,500.

#13

Grambling State University

Grambling, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
56 Yearly Degrees
$7,683 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Grambling State University is 5,205, of which 4,110 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,805 are full-time. It takes the average GSU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 43% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,975 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,900 during the early-career years.

#14

Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
42 Yearly Degrees
$25,055 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,478 undergraduates at XULA, of which 2,357 are full-time, and there are 3,231 students altogether. It takes the average XULA undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 76% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at XULA take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,061 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from XULA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
40 Yearly Degrees
$9,141 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,838 undergraduates at Southern University and A & M College, of which 4,868 are full-time, and there are 6,693 students altogether. For undergraduates at Southern University and A & M College, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

About 45% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,273 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern University and A & M College is $27,300.

#16

Louisiana State University - Alexandria

Alexandria, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
28 Yearly Degrees
$6,758 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,819 full-time undergraduates at Louisiana State University - Alexandria, and 3,164 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Louisiana State University - Alexandria is 5.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 31%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,832 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Louisiana State University - Alexandria with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Southern University at New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
23 Yearly Degrees
$7,169 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,928 undergraduates at SUNO, of which 1,404 are full-time, and there are 2,356 students altogether. It takes the average SUNO undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

Only 25% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,357 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNO is $24,800.

#18

Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$37,310 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Centenary College of Louisiana is 585, of which 552 students are undergraduates and of those, 545 are full-time. It takes the average Centenary Louisiana undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,491 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,200 during the early-career years.

#19

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
12 Yearly Degrees
$40,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Loyola University New Orleans is 4,261, of which 2,982 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,691 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,386 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Loyola New Orleans is $31,700.

#19

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
12 Yearly Degrees
$4,079 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,733 full-time undergraduates at Delgado Community College, and 14,258 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

47% of Delgado Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,169 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,300 during the early-career years.

#19

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
12 Yearly Degrees
$56,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Tulane University of Louisiana is 12,646, of which 7,920 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,898 are full-time. It takes the average Tulane undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The acceptance rate at Tulane is 21%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

28% of Tulane students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,544 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tulane is $42,800.

#22

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
9 Yearly Degrees
$4,156 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,434 full-time undergraduates at Bossier Parish Community College, and 6,596 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 41% of students at Bossier Parish Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,927 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,800 during the early-career years.

#22

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
9 Yearly Degrees
$4,221 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,242 students at BRCC in total, 4,020 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,272 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from BRCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Nunez Community College

Chalmette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
3 Yearly Degrees
$4,175 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,371 students at Nunez Community College in total, 879 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 54% of students at Nunez Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,877 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Nunez Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

River Parishes Community College

Gonzales, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
3 Yearly Degrees
$4,079 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,470 students at River Parishes Community College in total, 1,555 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 39% of students at River Parishes Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,859 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from River Parishes Community College is $25,900.

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