Cheapest Colleges in Louisiana by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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 net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Louisiana are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Louisiana? Leading our colleges list is Southern University at New Orleans in New Orleans with an in state tuition of $3,161.

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 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Louisiana's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating $Value
1 Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, Public
$3,161 37 70
2 Louisiana State University Alexandria
Alexandria, Public
$4,200 33 78
3 McNeese State University
Lake Charles, Public
$4,254 44 85
4 Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, Public
$4,362 49 85
5 Louisiana State University Shreveport
Shreveport, Public
$4,376 30 78
6 Grambling State University
Grambling, Public
$4,450 35 71
7 University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, Public
$4,469 52 89
8 Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, Public
$4,475 21 70
9 Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, Public
$4,486 28 71
10 University of Louisiana Monroe
Monroe, Public
$4,532 25 68
11 Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, Public
$5,506 55 85
12 University of New Orleans
New Orleans, Public
$5,724 63 87
13 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, Public
$5,891 58 81
14 Southern University and A & M College
Baton Rouge, Public
$6,630 36 71
15 Our Lady of Holy Cross College
New Orleans, Private
$8,880 n/a n/a
16 University of Phoenix Louisiana Campus
Metairie, Private
$9,480 n/a n/a
17 University of Phoenix Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Private
$9,480 n/a n/a
18 University of Phoenix Lafayette
Lafayette, Private
$9,480 n/a n/a
19 University of Phoenix Shreveport Bossier
Bossier City, Private
$9,480 n/a n/a
20 Our Lady of the Lake College
Baton Rouge, Private
$9,648 33 70


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