Louisiana State University-Alexandria

8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302-9121
Tel: (318)445-3672
2,702 students
Public institution
Louisiana State University at Alexandria serves students and enriches community life by providing high quality academic programs in a learning environment that cultivates intellectual, professional, social, and economic growth; promotes research, service, and lifelong learning; and fosters diversity.
School Highlights
Louisiana State University-Alexandria serves 2,702 students (57% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Louisiana State University-Alexandria is one of 3 community colleges within Rapides County, LA.
The nearest community college is Central Louisiana Technical Community College (7.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 101 teachers has declined by 54% over five years.
College Louisiana State University-Alexandria Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 101 staff
62 staff
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,702 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,702 students 1,371 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
22:1
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,549 students
779 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,153 students
1,083 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
1%
5%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
4%
20%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
13%
15%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Black (2006-2014)
% White
78%
49%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria More (2010-2014)
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.37 0.70
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,009 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,868 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 61% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,009 $5,664
Louisiana State University-Alexandria In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,868 $10,360
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 302 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82%
90%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Percent Admitted 55%
80%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Percent Admitted (2007-2014)
ACT Total Avg. 62
58
Louisiana State University-Alexandria ACT Total (2007-2014)
ACT Composite 21
20
Louisiana State University-Alexandria ACT Composite (2007-2014)
ACT English 21
19
Louisiana State University-Alexandria ACT English (2007-2014)
ACT Math 20
19
Louisiana State University-Alexandria ACT Math (2007-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1959, LSUA is the only public institution of higher education in Central Louisiana. In 1959, the Louisiana Legislature authorized the establishment of LSUA as a two-year commuter college under the governance of the LSU Board of Supervisors. LSUA registered its first students in September of 1960. The first degree program, an Associate in Nursing degree, was initiated in the Division of Nursing in 1964. The additional academic divisions of Liberal Arts, Business Administration, and Sciences were developed in 1967. In 1974, LSUA was accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate degrees. This accreditation was reaffirmed in 1984 and 1994. LSUA offers four baccalaureate degrees and several associate degrees, such as Associate in Nursing, Associate of Science, Associate in Criminal Justice, A.S. in Computer Information Technology, and several others. Louisiana State University at Alexandria is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.

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For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,917 per year for in-state students and $5,678 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,095 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Louisiana community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Delta School of Business and Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.