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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 average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Louisiana are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Louisiana? Leading the colleges list is Southern University at New Orleans in New Orleans with an in state tuition of $4,483.

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 Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$4,483
In State Tuition
1) Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, Public Not For Profit
35 78
$4,894
In State Tuition
2) Louisiana State University Alexandria
Alexandria, Public Not For Profit
26 63
$4,922
In State Tuition
3) Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, Public Not For Profit
30 68
$5,140
In State Tuition
4) Grambling State University
Grambling, Public Not For Profit
37 54
$5,148
In State Tuition
5) McNeese State University
Lake Charles, Public Not For Profit
30 71
$5,180
In State Tuition
6) Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, Public Not For Profit
28 67
$5,336
In State Tuition
7) Southern University and A & M College
Baton Rouge, Public Not For Profit
17 33
$5,407
In State Tuition
8) University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, Public Not For Profit
57 85
$5,652
In State Tuition
9) Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, Public Not For Profit
26 63
$5,656
In State Tuition
10) Louisiana State University Shreveport
Shreveport, Public Not For Profit
30 75
$5,788
In State Tuition
11) University of Louisiana Monroe
Monroe, Public Not For Profit
36 77
$6,401
In State Tuition
12) Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, Public Not For Profit
61 84
$7,150
In State Tuition
13) University of New Orleans
New Orleans, Public Not For Profit
59 85
$8,038
In State Tuition
14) Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, Public Not For Profit
60 77
$9,480
In State Tuition
15) University of Phoenix Louisiana Campus
Metairie, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,480
In State Tuition
16) University of Phoenix Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,480
In State Tuition
17) University of Phoenix Lafayette
Lafayette, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,480
In State Tuition
18) University of Phoenix Shreveport Bossier
Bossier City, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,440
In State Tuition
19) Our Lady of Holy Cross College
New Orleans, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,920
In State Tuition
20) Our Lady of the Lake College
Baton Rouge, Private Not For Profit
42 60