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101 Colleges
21,994 Yearly Graduations
$34,135 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,294 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Louisiana ranked #13 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 21,994 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $8,534 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $11,054 a year.

An estimated 68% of college students in Louisiana take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,573 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
1,803 Yearly Degrees
$4,098 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,192 students at Central Louisiana Technical Community College in total, 1,099 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Central Louisiana Technical Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,970 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,745 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Covington is 2,337, which includes 2,337 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 90% of students at Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Covington take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,515 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Covington with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,653 Yearly Degrees
$4,076 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,807 full-time undergraduates at LDCC, and 3,874 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 47% of students at LDCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,298 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 29.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,400 during the early-career years.

#4

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,476 Yearly Degrees
$4,265 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,492 full-time undergraduates at SOWELA, and 2,914 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

1% of SOWELA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,961 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,472 Yearly Degrees
$4,103 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,552 students at Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus in total, 1,424 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,964 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 29.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#6

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
1,145 Yearly Degrees
$4,205 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,855 students at South Louisiana Community College in total, 3,387 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

40% of South Louisiana Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,905 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from South Louisiana Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,130 Yearly Degrees
$4,109 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College is 935, which includes 436 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

#8

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
853 Yearly Degrees
$4,221 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,376 students at BRCC in total, 3,318 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,256 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,700 during the early-career years.

#9

River Parishes Community College

Gonzales, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
838 Yearly Degrees
$4,079 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,755 students at River Parishes Community College in total, 1,284 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 33% of students at River Parishes Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,901 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from River Parishes Community College is $25,900.

#10

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
828 Yearly Degrees
$4,079 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,251 students at Delgado Community College in total, 4,792 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

43% of Delgado Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,402 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,300 during the early-career years.

#11

Nunez Community College

Chalmette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
531 Yearly Degrees
$4,255 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nunez Community College is 2,166, which includes 790 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,260 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Nunez Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Blue Cliff College - Metairie

Metairie, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
499 Yearly Degrees

There are 987 students at Blue Cliff College - Metairie in total, 987 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 33 to 1.

Roughly 91% of students at Blue Cliff College - Metairie take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,986 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,100 during the early-career years.

#13

Fletcher Technical Community College

Schriever, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
459 Yearly Degrees
$3,981 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,105 students at Fletcher Technical Community College in total, 1,125 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,314 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Fletcher Technical Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
343 Yearly Degrees

There are 158 students at Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette in total, 158 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

72% of Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,631 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,100 during the early-career years.

#15

Infinity College

Lafayette, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
280 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Infinity College is 278, which includes 274 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,542 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 29.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#16

Crescent City Bartending School

New Orleans, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
266 Yearly Degrees

There are 268 students at Crescent Schools in total, 268 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

52% of Crescent Schools students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,320 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,000 during the early-career years.

#17

Blue Cliff College - Alexandria

Alexandria, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
264 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Blue Cliff College - Alexandria is 521, which includes 521 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

91% of Blue Cliff College - Alexandria students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,368 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Blue Cliff College - Alexandria with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
261 Yearly Degrees
$4,284 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bossier Parish Community College is 6,090, which includes 2,892 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

44% of Bossier Parish Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,755 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bossier Parish Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

ITI Technical College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
221 Yearly Degrees
$11,156 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 603 full-time undergraduates at ITI Technical College, and 603 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,088 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ITI Technical College is $47,500.

#20

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
200 Yearly Degrees
$7,946 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,769 students at Nicholls State University in total, 6,134 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,968 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

49% of Nicholls State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,667 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nicholls State University is $33,600.

#21

Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria

Alexandria, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
170 Yearly Degrees

There are 67 students at Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria in total, 67 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 79% of students at Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,604 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,100 during the early-career years.

#22

Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe

Lafayette, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
169 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe is 83, which includes 83 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 84% of students at Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,466 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $16,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Unitech Training Academy-Houma

Houma, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
163 Yearly Degrees

There are 57 students at Unitech Training Academy-Houma in total, 57 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

80% of Unitech Training Academy-Houma students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,790 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,100 during the early-career years.

#24

Remington College - Lafayette Campus

Lafayette, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
161 Yearly Degrees
$15,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 296 full-time undergraduates at Remington College - Lafayette Campus, and 296 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,397 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Remington College - Lafayette Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Blue Cliff College - Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
160 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Blue Cliff College - Lafayette is 288, which includes 288 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,015 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Blue Cliff College - Lafayette is $17,100.

Other Louisiana Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Northwestern State University of Louisiana 159
27 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 155
28 Delta College of Arts & Technology - Lafayette Campus 145
29 Louisiana Tech University 143
30 Diesel Driving Academy, Baton Rouge 142
31 Blue Cliff College - Houma 138
32 Medical Training College 135
32 Learning Bridge Career Institute 135
34 Unitech Training Academy-Metairie 130
35 Remington College - Shreveport Campus 129
36 Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Lafayette 125
37 Fortis College - Baton Rouge 124
38 Diesel Driving Academy, Shreveport 121
39 Delta College of Arts & Technology 119
40 Eastern College of Health Vocations, New Orleans 116
41 Delta College - Slidell Campus 115
41 University of Louisiana at Monroe 115
43 Delta College Inc 114
44 Southeastern Louisiana University 113
45 Ayers Career College 111
46 Compass Career College 107
46 Southern University at Shreveport 107
48 Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles 105
49 Unitech Training Academy-Baton Rouge 95
50 McCann School of Business & Technology 92
51 Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Baton Rouge 88
52 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 86
53 Louisiana State University - Eunice 79
53 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans 79
55 Herzing University - Kenner 77
55 My Le’s Beauty College 77
57 Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Metairie 76
58 John Jay Beauty College 71
59 Moore Career College 70
60 Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Baton Rouge 69
61 Guy’s Shreveport Academy of Cosmetology Inc 63
62 Louisiana Culinary Institute 58
63 Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Slidell 51
63 Healthcare Training Institute 51
65 Cosmetology Training Center 47
66 Louisiana State University - Alexandria 45
67 Camelot College 43
68 Stage One-The Hair School 42
69 D’Jay’s Institute of Cosmetology and Esthiology 41
70 Denham Springs Beauty School 40
70 Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty School 40
72 Omega Institute of Cosmetology 39
73 Southern University at New Orleans 33
74 Tulane University of Louisiana 31
75 Avery James School of Cosmetology 30
76 McNeese State University 28
77 Cloyd’s Beauty School 3 Inc 25
78 Pineville Beauty School 24
79 J’s Barber College 23
79 Stevensons Academy of Hair Design 23
81 Park Place Premier Barber School 22
82 University of Holy Cross 21
83 LaSalle Tech 20
84 Grambling State University 19
85 Louisiana Academy of Beauty 18
85 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport 18
87 Bos-Man’s Barber College 16
87 Louisiana College 16
89 Remington College - Baton Rouge Campus 15
89 VH Barber & Styling Academy 15
89 Opelousas School of Cosmetology 15
92 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 12
93 Celebrity Stylist Beauty School 10
94 Baton Rouge General School of Nursing 9
95 Ray J’s College of Hair 8
95 Cloyd’s Beauty School 1 Inc 8
97 Blalock’s Professional Beauty College 6
97 Setting the Standard Barbering and Natural Hair Academy 6
99 Celebrity Barber School 4
99 Cloyd’s Barber School 2 Inc 4
101 Southern University and A & M College 3

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