Louisiana State University-Alexandria

Tel: (318)445-3672
2,233 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 2,233 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Louisiana State University-Alexandria is one of 3 community colleges within Rapides Parish County, LA.
The nearest community college is Central Louisiana Technical Community College (7.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 102 teachers has declined by 53% over five years.
College Louisiana State University-Alexandria Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 102 staff
61 staff
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,233 has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,233 students 1,296 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
21:1
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,257 students
814 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 976 students
1,040 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
21%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
15%
15%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Black (2006-2013)
% White
76%
51%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria More (2010-2013)
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. 0.40 0.68
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,337 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,982 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 44% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,337 $5,660
Louisiana State University-Alexandria In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,982 $10,250
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 252 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
89%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 61%
81%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 62
58
Louisiana State University-Alexandria ACT Total (2007-2013)
ACT Composite 21
20
Louisiana State University-Alexandria ACT Composite (2007-2013)
ACT English 21
19
Louisiana State University-Alexandria ACT English (2007-2013)
ACT Math 20
19
Louisiana State University-Alexandria ACT Math (2007-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $3,186 per year for in-state students and $5,833 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,355 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 82%. 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 0.52. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Delta School of Business and Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.