Louisiana State University-Alexandria

8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302-9121
Tel: (318)445-3672
  • 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 Parish 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 46% over five years.
Louisiana State University-Alexandria (LA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years Four or more years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 101 staff 25 staff
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Total Faculty (2007-2016)

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 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,702 students 1,288 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 33:1
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,549 students 382 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,153 students 906 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Enrollment Breakdown LA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
302 240
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
Louisiana State University-Alexandria American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
1%
2%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
4%
5%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
13%
35%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Black (2007-2016)
% White
78%
45%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
1%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria More (2011-2016)
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups 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 0.66
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $35,100 -
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,009 is more than the state average of $3,434. The in-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,868 is more than the state average of $6,475. The out-state tuition has grown by 61% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,009 $3,434
Louisiana State University-Alexandria In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,868 $6,475
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82% 90%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $16,022 -
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,750 -
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 55% 79%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Percent Admitted (2008-2016)
ACT Total Avg. 62 62
ACT Composite 21 21
Louisiana State University-Alexandria ACT Composite (2008-2016)
ACT English 21 21
Louisiana State University-Alexandria ACT English (2008-2016)
ACT Math 20 20
Louisiana State University-Alexandria ACT Math (2008-2016)
Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,434 per year for in-state students and $6,475 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,985 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 equal to the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Delgado Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.