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Cheapest Colleges in Louisiana by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Louisiana these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Louisiana list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Louisiana tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Louisiana are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Louisiana? Leading the colleges list is Louisiana State University Alexandria in Alexandria with an in state total cost of $15,838.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Louisiana's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$15,838
In State Total Cost
1) Louisiana State University Alexandria
Alexandria, Public Not For Profit
26 63
$16,421
In State Total Cost
2) Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, Public Not For Profit
35 78
$16,470
In State Total Cost
3) University of Phoenix Louisiana Campus
Metairie, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,470
In State Total Cost
4) University of Phoenix Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,470
In State Total Cost
5) University of Phoenix Lafayette
Lafayette, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,470
In State Total Cost
6) University of Phoenix Shreveport Bossier
Bossier City, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,542
In State Total Cost
7) Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, Public Not For Profit
61 84
$16,544
In State Total Cost
8) McNeese State University
Lake Charles, Public Not For Profit
30 71
$17,192
In State Total Cost
9) University of Louisiana Monroe
Monroe, Public Not For Profit
36 77
$17,439
In State Total Cost
10) Louisiana State University Shreveport
Shreveport, Public Not For Profit
30 75
$17,457
In State Total Cost
11) Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, Public Not For Profit
26 63
$17,770
In State Total Cost
12) Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, Public Not For Profit
28 67
$18,137
In State Total Cost
13) Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, Public Not For Profit
30 68
$18,942
In State Total Cost
14) Southern University and A & M College
Baton Rouge, Public Not For Profit
17 33
$19,434
In State Total Cost
15) University of New Orleans
New Orleans, Public Not For Profit
59 85
$19,441
In State Total Cost
16) Grambling State University
Grambling, Public Not For Profit
37 54
$20,668
In State Total Cost
17) University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, Public Not For Profit
57 85
$21,925
In State Total Cost
18) Our Lady of Holy Cross College
New Orleans, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$22,418
In State Total Cost
19) Louisiana College
Pineville, Private Not For Profit
32 59
$23,092
In State Total Cost
20) Herzing University Kenner
Kenner, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a