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101 Colleges
21,994 Yearly Graduations
$33,428 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,157 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 $8,357 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $11,472 a year.

About 68% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,289 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 2,527 students at Central Louisiana Technical Community College in total, 1,137 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Central Louisiana Technical Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,851 a year.

#2

Aveda Institute - Covington

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

The total student population at Aveda Institute - Covington is 2,232, which includes 2,232 full-time undergraduates. Aveda Institute - Covington has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

81% of Aveda Institute - Covington students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,306 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Aveda Institute - Covington is $21,500.

Public Public vs. Private
1,653 Yearly Degrees
$4,158 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,133 full-time undergraduates at LDCC, and 4,522 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at LDCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,961 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 29.6% 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 1,887 full-time undergraduates at SOWELA, and 4,058 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

3% of SOWELA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,889 a year. SOWELA has a 4.5% 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 $28,700 during the early-career years.

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

The total student population at Northshore Technical Community College is 4,674, which includes 1,716 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

45% of Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,080 a year.

#6

South Louisiana Community College

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

The total student population at South Louisiana Community College is 6,698, which includes 3,634 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at South Louisiana Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,224 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,130 Yearly Degrees
$2,976 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 430 full-time undergraduates at NLTCC, and 1,108 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

#8

Baton Rouge Community College

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

The total student population at Baton Rouge Community College is 8,116, which includes 3,832 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 28% of students at BRCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,272 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% 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 3,232 students at River Parishes Community College in total, 1,376 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,859 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,900 during the early-career years.

#10

Delgado Community College

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

The total student population at Delgado Community College is 14,140, which includes 4,864 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 47% of students at Delgado Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,169 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% 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 $25,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Nunez Community College

Chalmette, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
531 Yearly Degrees
$4,175 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,122 students at Nunez Community College in total, 890 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 54% of students at Nunez Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,877 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,100 during the early-career years.

#12

Blue Cliff College - Metairie

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

The total student population at Blue Cliff College - Metairie is 833, which includes 833 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

96% of Blue Cliff College - Metairie students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,700 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#13

Fletcher Technical Community College

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

The total student population at Fletcher Technical Community College is 2,304, which includes 1,381 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 41% of students at Fletcher Technical Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,071 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 30.0% 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 167 students at Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette in total, 167 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,229 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#15

Infinity College

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

There are 138 full-time undergraduates at Infinity College, and 149 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Infinity College. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

Roughly 69% of students at Infinity College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,735 a year.

#16

Crescent City Bartending School

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

There are 339 full-time undergraduates at Crescent Schools, and 339 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 42% of students at Crescent Schools take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,258 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% 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

There are 438 full-time undergraduates at Blue Cliff College - Alexandria, and 438 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 95% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,315 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% 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.

#18

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
261 Yearly Degrees
$4,156 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bossier Parish Community College is 6,460, which includes 3,259 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

41% of Bossier Parish Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,927 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.7% 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

The total student population at ITI Technical College is 650, which includes 650 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 92% of students at ITI Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,055 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,500 during the early-career years.

#20

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana
Public Public vs. Private
200 Yearly Degrees
$7,898 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,906 undergraduates at Nicholls State University, of which 4,975 are full-time, and there are 6,491 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Nicholls State University is 4.7 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,142 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,600 during the early-career years.

#21

Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria

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

There are 73 full-time undergraduates at Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria, and 73 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,409 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria is $16,100.

#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 105, which includes 105 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,062 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.4% 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 $16,100.

#23

Unitech Training Academy-Houma

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

There are 80 students at Unitech Training Academy-Houma in total, 80 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,915 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Unitech Training Academy-Houma is $16,100.

#24

Remington College - Lafayette Campus

Lafayette, Louisiana
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
161 Yearly Degrees
$15,837 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 305 students at Remington College - Lafayette Campus in total, 305 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,174 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% 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

There are 291 full-time undergraduates at Blue Cliff College - Lafayette, and 291 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

93% of Blue Cliff College - Lafayette students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,955 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.4% 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.

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 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 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 South Louisiana Beauty College 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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