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Cheapest Colleges in Louisiana by Out of State Tuition

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 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2017/2018 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Louisiana? Leading the colleges list is Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge with an out of state tuition of $4,973.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Louisiana's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
$4,973
Out of State Tuition
1) Southern University and A & M College
Baton Rouge, Public Not For Profit
31 63
$4,984
Out of State Tuition
2) Louisiana State University Alexandria
Alexandria, Public Not For Profit
50 80
$5,140
Out of State Tuition
3) Grambling State University
Grambling, Public Not For Profit
36 52
$5,656
Out of State Tuition
4) Louisiana State University Shreveport
Shreveport, Public Not For Profit
28 74
$6,015
Out of State Tuition
5) Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, Public Not For Profit
34 72
$8,038
Out of State Tuition
6) Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, Public Not For Profit
60 78
$9,480
Out of State Tuition
7) University of Phoenix Louisiana Campus
Metairie, Private For Profit
- -
$9,480
Out of State Tuition
8) University of Phoenix Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Private For Profit
- -
$9,480
Out of State Tuition
9) University of Phoenix Lafayette
Lafayette, Private For Profit
- -
$9,480
Out of State Tuition
10) University of Phoenix Shreveport Bossier
Bossier City, Private For Profit
- -
$10,926
Out of State Tuition
11) University of New Orleans
New Orleans, Public Not For Profit
58 85
$11,520
Out of State Tuition
12) Our Lady of Holy Cross College
New Orleans, Private Not For Profit
37 75
$11,638
Out of State Tuition
13) Our Lady of the Lake College
Baton Rouge, Private Not For Profit
41 59
$13,000
Out of State Tuition
14) Herzing University Kenner
Kenner, Private Not For Profit
- -
$13,186
Out of State Tuition
15) McNeese State University
Lake Charles, Public Not For Profit
42 79
$13,384
Out of State Tuition
16) Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, Public Not For Profit
36 79
$15,313
Out of State Tuition
17) Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, Public Not For Profit
61 84
$15,340
Out of State Tuition
18) Saint Joseph Seminary College
St. Benedict, Private Not For Profit
- -
$15,968
Out of State Tuition
19) Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, Public Not For Profit
42 77
$16,000
Out of State Tuition
20) Louisiana College
Pineville, Private Not For Profit
29 55