Louisiana Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Louisiana by Out of State Tuition for 2022

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 2020/2021 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.

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 Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Public Not For Profit

$4,973 16 NA
#2 Louisiana State University Alexandria

Alexandria, Public Not For Profit

$4,984 28 28
#3 Grambling State University

Grambling, Public Not For Profit

$5,140 7 NA
#4 Louisiana State University Shreveport

Shreveport, Public Not For Profit

$5,656 33 60
#5 Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Public Not For Profit

$6,015 34 24
#6 Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Public Not For Profit

$8,038 61 75
#7 University of Phoenix Louisiana Campus

Metairie, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#8 University of Phoenix Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#9 University of Phoenix Lafayette

Lafayette, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#10 University of Phoenix Shreveport Bossier

Bossier City, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#11 University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Public Not For Profit

$10,926 41 48
#12 Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Public Not For Profit

$13,143 51 81
#13 McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Public Not For Profit

$13,185 41 45
#14 Herzing University Kenner

Kenner, Private Not For Profit

$13,320 NA NA
#15 Southern University at New Orleans

New Orleans, Public Not For Profit

$13,384 20 2
#16 Our Lady of the Lake College

Baton Rouge, Private Not For Profit

$13,409 53 45
#17 Our Lady of Holy Cross College

New Orleans, Private Not For Profit

$13,440 NA NA
#18 Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, Public Not For Profit

$15,968 27 16
#19 Dillard University

New Orleans, Private Not For Profit

$17,410 23 3
#20 Louisiana College

Pineville, Private Not For Profit

$17,500 44 60