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 35:1.
  • 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 53% over five years.
Louisiana State University-Alexandria(LA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty101 staff26 staff
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,702 has grown by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,702 students1,493 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio27:135:1
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,549 students382 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,153 students1,111 students
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Enrollment Breakdown LA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Louisiana State University-Alexandria American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Black (2007-2016)
% White
Louisiana State University-Alexandria White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Louisiana State University-Alexandria More (2011-2016)
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.370.66
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,100$28,200
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 $3,474. 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 $6,533. The out-state tuition has grown by 61% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,009$3,474
Louisiana State University-Alexandria In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,868$6,533
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%89%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$16,021$10,800
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,750$5,125
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate55%77%
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Percent Admitted (2008-2016)
ACT Total Avg.6262
ACT Composite2121
Louisiana State University-Alexandria ACT Composite (2008-2016)
ACT English2121
Louisiana State University-Alexandria ACT English (2008-2016)
ACT Math2020
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 $3,474 per year for in-state students and $6,533 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,875 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Louisiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Delgado Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.