The price of education: Which 4-year Louisiana schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Louisiana residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria, Southern University at New Orleans and Louisiana State University-Shreveport, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by four-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Louisiana State University-Alexandria
Alexandria
3,372
$6,669
2
Southern University at New Orleans
Orleans
2,546
$7,033
3
Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Shreveport
5,996
$7,327
4
Grambling State University
Grambling
5,191
$7,435
5
McNeese State University
Charles
7,629
$7,860
6
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches
10,572
$7,922
7
Nicholls State University
Thibodaux
6,327
$7,952
8
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond
14,285
$8,165
9
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Monroe
9,181
$8,554
10
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Orleans
--
$8,620
11
University of New Orleans
Orleans
7,964
$8,771
12
Southern University and A & M College
Rouge
6,118
$9,122
13
University of Phoenix-Louisiana
Rouge
56
$9,552
14
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston
12,839
$9,645
15
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette
17,297
$9,912
16
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Rouge
30,861
$11,950
17
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Rouge
1,446
$13,287
18
Herzing University-Kenner
Kenner
431
$14,000
19
University of Holy Cross
Orleans
1,246
$14,180
20
Remington College-Shreveport Campus
Shreveport
399
$15,786
21
Louisiana College
Pineville
1,196
$17,000
22
Dillard University
Orleans
1,290
$17,918
23
Saint Joseph Seminary College
Benedict
146
$18,230
24
Xavier University of Louisiana
Orleans
3,044
$24,348
25
Centenary College of Louisiana
Shreveport
588
$36,580
26
Loyola University New Orleans
Orleans
3,759
$39,942
27
Tulane University of Louisiana
Orleans
12,384
$54,820

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Organizations in this Story

Centenary College of Louisiana Dillard University Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Grambling State University Herzing University-Kenner Louisiana College Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Louisiana State University-Alexandria Louisiana State University-Shreveport Louisiana Tech University Loyola University New Orleans McNeese State University New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Nicholls State University Northwestern State University of Louisiana Remington College-Shreveport Campus Saint Joseph Seminary College Southeastern Louisiana University Southern University and A & M College Southern University at New Orleans Tulane University of Louisiana University of Holy Cross University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Louisiana at Monroe University of New Orleans University of Phoenix-Louisiana Xavier University of Louisiana

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