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Complete Directory of Online Colleges and Universities in Louisiana – 2014 Top Online Schools

A list of available accredited online programs in Louisiana is included in the directory below. Filter by criteria like size, location, degree levels, campus setting, and type of school to find the best program to fit your needs.

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Louisiana has more than 110 post-secondary institutions, of which 16 offer online programs. A total of six are public four-year colleges or universities and two are public community or technical colleges and eight are private colleges, universities, or career and vocational schools. These schools offer 292 online certificate programs, 1,384 online associates programs, 3,042 online bachelors programs, 1,535 online masters programs, 1,947 online professional programs, and 412 online doctoral programs. These programs offer students courses in subjects such as sports medicine, creative writing, and web design.

Of the online colleges in Louisiana, the one with the greatest number of programs online is University of Phoenix, which is a 4-year research university. University of Phoenix offers 49 online programs. These programs are offered in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Nursing
  • Allied Health
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling
  • Court Reporting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Design
  • Drafting
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Game Design
  • Health Information
  • Healthcare
  • History
  • Human Resources


Tuition may vary for online college courses based on factors including the type and location of the institution as well as the program. Public four-year colleges and universities in Louisiana charged students an average of $3,127 per year. On average, tuition at public community and technical colleges was $1,678 per year. Tuition for students at private accredited online colleges ranged from $5,318 to $30,468 per year.

College students in Louisiana received an estimated $13,338,151,717 worth of financial aid each year to help offset tuition. Approximately 50.17% of this aid was in the form of scholarships and grants. The remainder was in the form of loans that had to be paid back. Additionaly, an estimated 61.76% of the scholarships and grants consisted of institutional grants. In 2010, the accredited Louisiana online colleges gave their students $4,404,076,207 in institutional scholarships and grants.

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Based on the total gross state product for Louisiana, which was $232.323 billion in 2010, Louisiana has the 23rd strongest economy amongst the states in the nation.

There are a total of 1,832,830 employees in the state. The state’s biggest industries are:

  • Information
  • Retail trade
  • Arts and entertainment

Louisiana’s information industry employs approximately 1% of all Louisiana employees. Another 12% are employed in Louisiana’s retail trade industry. Also, Louisiana’s arts and entertainment industry employs approximately 10% of the total number of Louisiana employees.

The average wage in Louisiana is less than the national average. In the US, workers earn about $42,871 annually. However, in Louisiana, workers earn about $37,980 annually. The median income for employees is $30,170 per year. But, the top 10% of the state’s employees earn over $67,030 per year, while the bottom 10% earn under $16,490. The highest paid employees are surgeons, while the lowest paid employees in the state are weavers. Louisiana surgeons can earn up to $241,130 per annum, while weavers in the state can earn as little as $16,930 per year. Across the US, surgeons earn an average yearly income of $225,390. On the other hand, weavers around the US earn $26,360 per year on average.

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Louisiana, which is located in the Southern region of the United States, is named in honor of Louis XIV of France. With an area of 52,378 square miles, it is the 21st smallest state in the nation. Approximately 65°F is Louisiana’s average annual temperature.

Louisiana has the 25th largest population in the nation. It has an estimated population of 4,533,372 residents residing in its 64 counties. Approximately 42% of Louisiana’s population is under the age of 30. Also, it has one of the most diverse populations in the nation with about 40% of the population identifying itself as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority group.

The capital city of Louisiana is Baton Rouge. However, with a population of 343,829 residents, New Orleans is the state’s largest city. About 13.18% of the state’s residents live in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Louisiana’s other big cities are Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie, and Lafayette.

As compared to residents in other states around the US, Louisiana residents normally have a higher than average level of education. According to the 2010 Census, a reported 22.3% of the state’s residents over the age of 25 have completed high school, 3.5% have at least an associates degree, 2.9% have degrees at the bachelors level or higher, and 1% hold a graduate level degree.