Louisiana Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Louisiana?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Louisiana was $5,564 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $12 from the 2015-2016 average of $5,552 and represents a 0.22% annual increase. The list of Louisiana public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Louisiana and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 32 public colleges and universities in Louisiana, the most popular being Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College with 27,389 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,038. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is the most expensive public school in Louisiana with an in-state tuition of $8,038.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Louisiana colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Louisiana or cheap Louisiana colleges guide.

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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Louisiana Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Acadiana Technical College Lafayette Campus
Lafayette, 1,702 Students
$2,656 - -
Baton Rouge Community College
Baton Rouge, 3,731 Students
$3,237 - -
Bossier Parish Community College
Bossier City, 3,597 Students
$3,335 - -
Capital Area Technical College Baton Rouge Campus
Baton Rouge, 569 Students
$3,237 - -
Central Louisiana Technical College Alexandria Campus
Alexandria, 961 Students
$3,335 - -
Delgado Community College
New Orleans, 5,451 Students
$3,335 - -
Grambling State University
Grambling, 3,884 Students
$5,140 36 52
L E Fletcher Technical Community College
Houma, 1,034 Students
$3,335 - -
Louisiana Delta Community College Monroe Campus
Monroe, 1,572 Students
$2,371 - -
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, 27,389 Students
$8,038 60 78
Louisiana State University Eunice
Eunice, 1,388 Students
$2,868 - -
Louisiana State University Alexandria
Alexandria, 1,850 Students
$4,895 50 80
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Shreveport, 2,101 Students
$5,656 28 74
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, 8,676 Students
$6,400 61 84
McNeese State University
Lake Charles, 5,782 Students
$5,148 42 79
Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, 4,816 Students
$4,922 34 72
Northeast Louisiana Technical College Delta Ouachita Campus
West Monroe, 567 Students
$2,371 - -
Northshore Technical Community College
Bogalusa, 1,206 Students
$3,214 - -
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
Minden, 846 Students
$2,202 - -
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, 5,457 Students
$5,180 42 77