Louisiana In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Louisiana by In State Total Cost for 2023

Cheapest Colleges in Louisiana by In State Total Cost

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 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 in 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 in state total cost list price for the 2021/2022 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 University of Phoenix Louisiana Campus in Metairie with an in state total cost of $16,470.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. 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 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Louisiana's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 University of Phoenix Louisiana Campus

Metairie, Private For Profit

$16,470 NA NA
#2 University of Phoenix Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, Private For Profit

$16,470 NA NA
#3 University of Phoenix Lafayette

Lafayette, Private For Profit

$16,470 NA NA
#4 University of Phoenix Shreveport Bossier

Bossier City, Private For Profit

$16,470 NA NA
#5 Southern University at New Orleans

New Orleans, Public Not For Profit

$17,399 21 2
#6 Louisiana State University Shreveport

Shreveport, Public Not For Profit

$17,410 31 57
#7 Louisiana State University Alexandria

Alexandria, Public Not For Profit

$17,605 35 36
#8 Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Public Not For Profit

$19,019 28 17
#9 McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Public Not For Profit

$19,024 35 33
#10 Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Public Not For Profit

$19,654 38 31
#11 University of Louisiana Monroe

Monroe, Public Not For Profit

$19,748 42 67
#12 Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, Public Not For Profit

$19,901 26 14
#13 Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Public Not For Profit

$20,175 51 81
#14 Grambling State University

Grambling, Public Not For Profit

$20,473 11 NA
#15 Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Public Not For Profit

$20,508 16 NA
#16 University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Public Not For Profit

$21,868 42 44
#17 University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Public Not For Profit

$23,430 42 39
#18 Herzing University Kenner

Kenner, Private Not For Profit

$23,443 NA NA
#19 Our Lady of Holy Cross College

New Orleans, Private Not For Profit

$25,537 NA NA
#20 Louisiana College

Pineville, Private Not For Profit

$25,550 41 53