- 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.
- 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|
|Total Faculty||101 staff||25 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,702 students||1,288 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||27:1||33:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,549 students||382 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,153 students||906 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||302||240|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||
|% Two or more races||
|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|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$35,100||-|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
2,049 students | 7.20 Mi4311 South MacArthur Drive
Alexandria,  LA  71302
271 students | 8.90 Mi1505 Metro Dr Ste 1
Alexandria,  LA  71301
319 students | 24.70 Mi508 Choupique St
Cottonport,  LA  71327
127 students | 31.90 Mi1124 Vocational Dr
Ville Platte,  LA  70586
2,738 students | 47.30 Mi2048 Johnson Hwy
Eunice,  LA  70535
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We’ll report on the Benefits Access for College Completion Initiative, which will connect low-income community college students to much-needed public benefits for the purpose of improving college completion rates.
May 19, 2017
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