Louisiana State University-Alexandria

  • 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 to Louisiana State University-Alexandria is Central Louisiana Technical Community College (7.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Louisiana State University-Alexandria places among the top 20% of community colleges in Louisiana for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 101 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Louisiana State University-Alexandria has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Louisiana State University-Alexandria 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
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:135:1
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# Full-Time Students1,549 students382 students
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# Part-Time Students1,153 students1,111 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
302240
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
6%
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% Black
13%
35%
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% White
78%
45%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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Diversity Score0.370.66
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,100$28,200
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,868$6,533
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,021$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,750$5,000
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Acceptance Rate55%77%
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ACT Total Avg.6262
ACT Composite2121
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ACT English2121
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ACT Math2020
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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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