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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.

An estimated 68% of college students in Louisiana take out loans, with the average 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 2,688 students at Central Louisiana Technical Community College in total, 1,168 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

34% of Central Louisiana Technical Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

There are 2,357 full-time undergraduates at Aveda Institute - Covington, and 2,357 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Aveda Institute - Covington is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 81% of students at Aveda Institute - Covington take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from Aveda 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
$4,158 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,815 students at LDCC in total, 1,883 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

42% of LDCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LDCC is $20,400.

#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 1,796 full-time undergraduates at SOWELA, and 3,459 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,889 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from SOWELA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 4,733 students at Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus in total, 1,588 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus take out loans to pay for college. 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 6,282, which includes 3,400 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South Louisiana Community College is $23,100.

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

There are 487 full-time undergraduates at NLTCC, and 1,030 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 8,242, which includes 4,020 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from BRCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

River Parishes Community College

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

There are 3,470 students at River Parishes Community College in total, 1,555 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 39% of students at River Parishes Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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 14,258, which includes 5,733 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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 2,371 students at Nunez Community College in total, 879 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nunez Community College is $28,100.

#12

Blue Cliff College - Metairie

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

There are 861 students at Blue Cliff College - Metairie in total, 861 are 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

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

#13

Fletcher Technical Community College

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

There are 1,159 full-time undergraduates at Fletcher Technical Community College, and 2,161 students altogether. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,400 during the early-career years.

#14

Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette

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

There are 160 full-time undergraduates at Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette, and 160 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Infinity College is 125, which includes 112 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Infinity College. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,735 a year.

#16

Crescent City Bartending School

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

There are 320 full-time undergraduates at Crescent Schools, and 320 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

42% of Crescent Schools students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

The total student population at Blue Cliff College - Alexandria is 459, which includes 459 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

95% of Blue Cliff College - Alexandria students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$4,156 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bossier Parish Community College is 6,596, which includes 3,434 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 41% of students at Bossier Parish Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,800 during the early-career years.

#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 663 full-time undergraduates at ITI Technical College, and 663 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $10,055 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ITI Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Nicholls State University

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

There are 5,864 undergraduates at Nicholls State University, of which 4,893 are full-time, and there are 6,453 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

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

Students who graduate from Nicholls State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria

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

There are 76 students at Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria in total, 76 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

70% of Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

#22

Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe

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

There are 97 full-time undergraduates at Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe, and 97 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 82% of students at Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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 97 students at Unitech Training Academy-Houma in total, 97 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

85% of Unitech Training Academy-Houma students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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
$15,837 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Remington College - Lafayette Campus is 368, which includes 368 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

84% of Remington College - Lafayette Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Remington College - Lafayette Campus is $21,900.

#25

Blue Cliff College - Lafayette

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

There are 287 full-time undergraduates at Blue Cliff College - Lafayette, and 287 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

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

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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