Louisiana State University-Alexandria

8100 Hwy 71 South, Alexandria
LA, 71302-9121
Tel: (318)445-3672
2,431 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 2,431 students (49% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.
Louisiana State University-Alexandria is one of 3 community colleges within Rapides County, LA.
The nearest community college is Central Louisiana Technical Community College (7.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
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

Student Body

The student population of 2,431 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,431 students
1,287 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,201 students
832 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,230 students
1,021 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Louisiana State University-Alexandria sch enrollment Louisiana State University-Alexandria sta enrollment
# Undergraduate Students 2,408 students 1,269 students
# Graduate Students 23 students 42 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria sch graduate Louisiana State University-Alexandria sta graduate
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Black (2006-2012)
% White
Louisiana State University-Alexandria White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Louisiana State University-Alexandria More (2010-2012)
Louisiana State University-Alexandria sch ethnicity Louisiana State University-Alexandria sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,618 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,400 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 49% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,618 $5,890
Louisiana State University-Alexandria In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,400 $10,050
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 61%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Percent Admitted (2007-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 21
ACT English 21
ACT Math 20
Source: 2012 (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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