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Cheapest Colleges in Louisiana by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Louisiana but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Louisiana for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 out of 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 Out of State Total Cost
Out of State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$15,838
Out of State Total Cost
1) Louisiana State University Alexandria
Alexandria, Public Not For Profit
26 63
$16,470
Out of State Total Cost
2) University of Phoenix Louisiana Campus
Metairie, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,470
Out of State Total Cost
3) University of Phoenix Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,470
Out of State Total Cost
4) University of Phoenix Lafayette
Lafayette, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$16,470
Out of State Total Cost
5) University of Phoenix Shreveport Bossier
Bossier City, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$17,439
Out of State Total Cost
6) Louisiana State University Shreveport
Shreveport, Public Not For Profit
30 75
$18,942
Out of State Total Cost
7) Southern University and A & M College
Baton Rouge, Public Not For Profit
17 33
$19,441
Out of State Total Cost
8) Grambling State University
Grambling, Public Not For Profit
37 54
$21,925
Out of State Total Cost
9) Our Lady of Holy Cross College
New Orleans, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$22,418
Out of State Total Cost
10) Louisiana College
Pineville, Private Not For Profit
32 59
$23,092
Out of State Total Cost
11) Herzing University Kenner
Kenner, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$23,514
Out of State Total Cost
12) Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, Public Not For Profit
60 77
$25,322
Out of State Total Cost
13) Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, Public Not For Profit
35 78
$25,785
Out of State Total Cost
14) ITT Technical Institute Saint Rose
Saint Rose, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$25,785
Out of State Total Cost
15) ITT Technical Institute Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$27,550
Out of State Total Cost
16) Our Lady of the Lake College
Baton Rouge, Private Not For Profit
42 60
$27,619
Out of State Total Cost
17) McNeese State University
Lake Charles, Public Not For Profit
30 71
$28,157
Out of State Total Cost
18) Dillard University
New Orleans, Private Not For Profit
36 58
$28,558
Out of State Total Cost
19) Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, Public Not For Profit
28 67
$29,068
Out of State Total Cost
20) Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, Public Not For Profit
30 68