Most Affordable Colleges in Louisiana for 2019

State of Louisiana
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for Louisiana residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for Louisiana residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of Louisiana.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 Louisiana Tech University $12,300 Image $22,000 44% 11,328 1,200 64.84%
2 Northwestern State University of Louisiana $13,700 Image $21,800 37% 9,443 1,085 80.29%
3 University of Louisiana at Monroe $14,000 Image $21,700 36% 7,948 1,125 75.46%
4 Louisiana College $15,200 Image $26,000 41% 987 1,095 71.92%
5 McNeese State University $15,400 Image $22,800 32% 6,926 1,125 62.24%
6 Louisiana State University-Alexandria $16,100 Image $19,200 16% 3,372 1,035 31.07%
7 Southern University at New Orleans $16,800 Image $21,800 23% 2,108 890 24.67%
8 Southern University and A - M College $17,200 Image $25,100 31% 5,149 990 45.47%
9 Nicholls State University $17,300 Image $22,500 23% 5,685 1,105 93.74%
10 University of New Orleans $17,400 Image $25,400 32% 6,472 1,130 56.61%
11 Southeastern Louisiana University $17,800 Image $18,700 5% 13,317 1,085 88.34%
12 University of Louisiana at Lafayette $18,700 Image $26,100 28% 15,666 1,165 50.87%
13 Dillard University $19,800 Image $37,000 46% 1,290 1,010 40.81%
14 Louisiana State University and Agricultural - Mechanical College $21,800 Image $31,000 29% 25,444 1,230 73.92%
14 Xavier University of Louisiana $21,800 Image $38,400 43% 2,293 1,130 64.08%
16 Grambling State University $22,400 Image $26,600 16% 4,079 940 42.77%
17 Loyola University New Orleans $23,400 Image $57,300 59% 2,602 1,209 69.11%
18 Tulane University of Louisiana $26,000 Image $70,400 63% 7,871 1,442 21.5%
19 Centenary College of Louisiana $33,200 Image $51,200 35% 533 1,199 61.79%
School data from 2016-2017
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