• 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 3,706 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,706 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,009
  • Out-state tuition: $12,868
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Louisiana State University-Alexandria ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 250 teachers has grown by 147% over five years.
Louisiana State University-Alexandria
(LA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
250 staff
37 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Louisiana State University-Alexandria has grown by 37% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Louisiana State University-Alexandria diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,706 students
376 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,066 students
287 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,640 students
395 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
262 students
233 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,066 students
284 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,640 students
980 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
390 students
217 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
8%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
13%
33%
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% White
72%
45%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
10%
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Diversity Score
0.46
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
2.05%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.21%
1.87%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,100
$28,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,009 is more than the state average of $2,971. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,868 is more than the state average of $6,101. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$6,009
$2,971
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,868
$6,101
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$20,500
$12,567
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,041
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
64%
79%
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SAT Reading
490
490
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SAT Math
465
465
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SAT Writing
420
420
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ACT Total Avg.
62
62
ACT Composite
21
21
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ACT English
21
21
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ACT Math
20
20
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Louisiana State University-Alexandria cost?

Louisiana State University-Alexandria's tuition is approximately $6,009 for In-State students and $12,868 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Louisiana State University-Alexandria?

The acceptance rate of Louisiana State University-Alexandria is 64%, which is lower than the state average of 79%.

What is Louisiana State University-Alexandria's ranking?

Louisiana State University-Alexandria ranks among the top 20% of community college in Louisiana for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,706 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,009
  • Out-state tuition: $12,868
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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