Louisiana Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Louisiana by Out of State Total Cost for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 $15,928.

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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Louisiana's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Louisiana State University Alexandria

Alexandria, Public Not For Profit

$15,928 28 28
#2 University of Phoenix Louisiana Campus

Metairie, Private For Profit

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

Baton Rouge, Private For Profit

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

Lafayette, Private For Profit

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

Bossier City, Private For Profit

$16,470 NA NA
#6 Louisiana State University Shreveport

Shreveport, Public Not For Profit

$17,204 33 60
#7 Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Public Not For Profit

$20,070 16 NA
#8 Grambling State University

Grambling, Public Not For Profit

$20,425 7 NA
#9 Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Public Not For Profit

$20,495 34 24
#10 Louisiana College

Pineville, Private Not For Profit

$24,754 44 60
#11 University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Public Not For Profit

$25,003 42 48
#12 Herzing University Kenner

Kenner, Private Not For Profit

$25,432 NA NA
#13 Our Lady of Holy Cross College

New Orleans, Private Not For Profit

$25,537 NA NA
#14 Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Public Not For Profit

$25,708 61 75
#15 Southern University at New Orleans

New Orleans, Public Not For Profit

$26,300 20 2
#16 Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Public Not For Profit

$26,713 51 81
#17 McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Public Not For Profit

$26,782 41 45
#18 Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, Public Not For Profit

$30,559 27 16
#19 Dillard University

New Orleans, Private Not For Profit

$30,921 23 3
#20 University of Louisiana Monroe

Monroe, Public Not For Profit

$31,384 37 56
#21 Our Lady of the Lake College

Baton Rouge, Private Not For Profit

$31,458 53 45
#22 Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Public Not For Profit

$31,687 29 20
#23 University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Public Not For Profit

$36,530 47 50
#24 Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Private Not For Profit

$37,272 55 63
#25 Saint Joseph Seminary College

St. Benedict, Private Not For Profit

$38,000 NA NA
#26 Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, Private Not For Profit

$53,300 61 81
#27 Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, Private Not For Profit

$57,124 56 73
#28 Tulane University

New Orleans, Private Not For Profit

$76,300 84 53