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 with 26,862 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $8,038. Louisiana State University 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, 4,020 Students
$3,237 - -
Bossier Parish Community College
Bossier City, 3,434 Students
$3,335 - -
Capital Area Technical College Baton Rouge Campus
Baton Rouge, 569 Students
$3,237 - -
Central Louisiana Technical College Alexandria Campus
Alexandria, 1,168 Students
$3,335 - -
Delgado Community College
New Orleans, 5,733 Students
$3,335 - -
Grambling State University
Grambling, 4,098 Students
$5,140 8 -
L E Fletcher Technical Community College
Houma, 1,159 Students
$3,335 - -
Louisiana Delta Community College Monroe Campus
Monroe, 1,572 Students
$2,371 - -
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, 26,862 Students
$8,038 64 70
Louisiana State University Eunice
Eunice, 1,684 Students
$2,868 - -
Louisiana State University Alexandria
Alexandria, 1,819 Students
$4,895 33 73
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Shreveport, 2,602 Students
$5,656 29 67
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, 8,877 Students
$6,400 64 83
McNeese State University
Lake Charles, 5,930 Students
$5,148 42 75
Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, 5,102 Students
$4,922 24 51
Northeast Louisiana Technical College Delta Ouachita Campus
West Monroe, 567 Students
$2,371 - -
Northshore Technical Community College
Bogalusa, 1,588 Students
$3,214 - -
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
Minden, 487 Students
$2,081 - -
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, 6,489 Students
$5,180 30 65