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99 Colleges
19,131 Yearly Graduations
$36,199 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,105 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 19,131 students received a trade school degree from a college in Louisiana, making it rank #14 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Louisiana is $9,050 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $11,384 a year.

An estimated 68% of college students in Louisiana take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,526 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,811 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,337 students at Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Covington in total, 2,337 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,515 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% 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 $25,649 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,223 Yearly Degrees
$4,098 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Central Louisiana Technical Community College is 2,192, which includes 1,099 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 typical student loan amount is $5,970 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,224 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,156 Yearly Degrees
$4,203 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 typical student loan amount is $4,964 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus is $22,657.

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

There are 436 full-time undergraduates at NLTCC, and 935 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,716 during the early-career years.

#5

SOWELA Technical Community College

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

The total student population at SOWELA Technical Community College is 2,914, which includes 1,492 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,961 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,818 during the early-career years.

#6

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
798 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 average amount of student loans is $5,402 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Delgado Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,754 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

South Louisiana Community College

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

The total student population at South Louisiana Community College is 5,855, which includes 3,387 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 40% of students at South Louisiana Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,905 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South Louisiana Community College is $25,939.

#8

Diesel Driving Academy, Shreveport

Shreveport, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
689 Yearly Degrees

There are 249 students at Diesel Driving Academy, Shreveport in total, 249 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 55% of students at Diesel Driving Academy, Shreveport take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,907 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,333 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
664 Yearly Degrees
$4,159 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Louisiana Delta Community College is 3,874, which includes 1,807 full-time undergraduates. 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 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,974 during the early-career years.

#10

Diesel Driving Academy, Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
644 Yearly Degrees

There are 291 students at Diesel Driving Academy, Baton Rouge in total, 291 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 72% of students at Diesel Driving Academy, Baton Rouge take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,272 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Diesel Driving Academy, Baton Rouge is $37,808.

#11

River Parishes Community College

Gonzales, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
532 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.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,901 a year. River Parishes Community College has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from River Parishes Community College is $29,246.

#12

Blue Cliff College - Metairie

Metairie, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
511 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. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Blue Cliff College - Metairie is $18,438.

#13

Fletcher Technical Community College

Schriever, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
479 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.

Roughly 37% of students at Fletcher Technical Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,314 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,267 during the early-career years.

#14

Baton Rouge Community College

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

The total student population at Baton Rouge Community College is 7,376, which includes 3,318 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 average amount of student loans is $5,256 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BRCC is $27,013.

#15

Infinity College

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

There are 274 full-time undergraduates at Infinity College, and 278 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

63% of Infinity College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,542 a year. Infinity College has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#16

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
337 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.

Roughly 44% of students at Bossier Parish Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,755 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bossier Parish Community College is $26,047.

#17

Nunez Community College

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

There are 790 full-time undergraduates at Nunez Community College, and 2,166 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,260 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.7% 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 $26,450 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
294 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.

Roughly 72% of students at Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,631 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette is $20,732.

#19

Blue Cliff College - Alexandria

Alexandria, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
261 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.

Roughly 91% of students at Blue Cliff College - Alexandria take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,368 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,438 during the early-career years.

#20

Crescent City Bartending School

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

The total student population at Crescent City Bartending School is 268, which includes 268 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,320 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,053 during the early-career years.

#21

ITI Technical College

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

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

Roughly 90% of students at ITI Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,088 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ITI Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $54,799 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Nicholls State University

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

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

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,667 a year. Nicholls State University has a 8.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,674 during the early-career years.

#23

Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe

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

There are 83 students at Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe in total, 83 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

84% of Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,466 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe is $20,732.

#24

Blue Cliff College - Lafayette

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

There are 288 full-time undergraduates at Blue Cliff College - Lafayette, and 288 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

91% of Blue Cliff College - Lafayette students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,015 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,438 during the early-career years.

#25

Fortis College - Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
186 Yearly Degrees
$15,179 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 408 students at Fortis College - Baton Rouge in total, 408 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 84% of students at Fortis College - Baton Rouge take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,161 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,738 during the early-career years.

Other Louisiana Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Louisiana Tech University 171
27 Unitech Training Academy-Houma 169
28 Medical Training College 160
29 Northwestern State University of Louisiana 147
30 Unitech Training Academy-Metairie 145
31 Remington College - Lafayette Campus 137
32 Southeastern Louisiana University 136
32 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 136
32 Delta College Inc 136
35 Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Lafayette 135
35 My Le’s Beauty College 135
37 Delta College of Arts & Technology - Lafayette Campus 130
38 Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria 128
39 University of Louisiana at Monroe 126
40 Remington College - Shreveport Campus 123
41 Blue Cliff College - Houma 117
42 Compass Career College 115
43 Southern University at Shreveport 111
44 Ayers Career College 105
45 Pat Goins Benton Road Beauty School 103
46 Delta College - Slidell Campus 97
47 Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, Baton Rouge 92
48 Unitech Training Academy-Baton Rouge 87
49 LaSalle Tech 86
50 Delta College of Arts & Technology 81
51 John Jay Beauty College 78
51 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans 78
53 Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Metairie 76
54 McCann School of Business & Technology 74
55 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 73
56 Louisiana State University - Eunice 71
57 Vanguard College of Cosmetology-Baton Rouge 66
58 Eastern College of Health Vocations, New Orleans 65
59 Herzing University - Kenner 64
59 Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles 64
61 Learning Bridge Career Institute 61
62 Moore Career College 56
62 Healthcare Training Institute 56
64 Louisiana Culinary Institute 53
65 Cosmetology Training Center 47
66 Remington College - Baton Rouge Campus 44
67 Cloyd’s Beauty School 3 Inc 40
68 McNeese State University 38
69 Guy’s Shreveport Academy of Cosmetology Inc 36
69 Omega Institute of Cosmetology 36
71 Louisiana State University - Alexandria 32
71 Stage One-The Hair School 32
73 University of Holy Cross 29
74 Denham Springs Beauty School 27
74 Opelousas School of Cosmetology 27
76 Pineville Beauty School 23
77 Grambling State University 22
77 Stevensons Academy of Hair Design 22
77 Tulane University of Louisiana 22
80 VH Barber & Styling Academy 20
81 J’s Barber College 19
82 Avery James School of Cosmetology 18
82 Louisiana Academy of Beauty 18
82 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport 18
85 Cloyd’s Beauty School 1 Inc 17
85 Park Place Premier Barber School 17
87 Southern University at New Orleans 16
88 Ray J’s College of Hair 15
89 Louisiana College 14
90 Baton Rouge General School of Nursing 13
91 Celebrity Stylist Beauty School 12
92 Bos-Man’s Barber College 11
93 Celebrity Barber School 10
94 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 8
95 Blalock’s Professional Beauty College 7
96 Cloyd’s Barber School 2 Inc 5
97 Southern University and A & M College 4
98 University of New Orleans 0
98 Xavier University of Louisiana 0

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