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Online education in Louisiana was at one time limited to private, for-profit colleges and universities. Today, limits are gone and online classes are available across the state. As of 2013, 16 four-year colleges and universities in the state of Louisiana offered online continuing education courses, certificate programs, hybrid degrees combining some online courses and some on-campus courses, as well as many completely online graduate programs.

But before we look at the schools that made up our list of the very best in online education in Louisiana, let’s start with the state of higher education and online education in particular in Louisiana today.


A Brief Overview of Higher Education in Louisiana

In 2013, the National Center for Education Statistics reported that Louisiana had 72 degree-granting institutions, broken down as follows: 35 public schools, 13 nonprofits and 24 for-profits. The total number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in the ’12-’13 school year at these schools was: 18,643 at public schools, 3,397 at private nonprofits and 294 at private for-profits.

Tuition-wise, the College Board found that, in the ’15-’16 school year, the average in-state tuition and fees for four-year public schools was $7,870 while the out-of-state average was $21,650.

As for the state’s financial aid efforts, the National Association of State Student Grant & Aid Programs (NASSGAP) reported that Louisiana awarded $26.101 million in need-based grants and $223.494 million in nonneed grants for the ’13-’14 school year. Grants make up 100% of the state’s total fiscal support for higher education.


The State of Online Higher Education in Louisiana

The NCES estimates that at least 4.1% of students enrolled in Louisiana’s Title IV institutions are in fully online programs. Of those, 69.8% were reported to be undergraduates and 84.6% were found to be living in Louisiana.

Two organizations stand out for their efforts to further online education in Louisiana: Louisiana Online and the Louisiana Distance Learning Association (LaDLA). Louisiana Online is solely focused on the online offerings of public institutions throughout the state: pairing students with fully or partially online courses, often at schools in the network they are not fully enrolled in, permitting them to greatly expand their course selection. The service also caters to those returning to school to finish their degree — a population the state values greatly, as degree holders tend to be an economic boon to the state long term.

LaDLA is focused on the leaders administering or teaching online courses. This organization serves as a meeting of professional minds, allowing them to exchange resources and notes in order to up the quality of their distance courses. LaDLA is notable for its annual conference and its efforts to further the professional development of educators who largely work in online classrooms.

Louisiana is also a member of the Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus. An initiative that lets students sift through an impressive directory of online programs throughout the southeast U.S. SREB also has strong aid initiatives. Services like the Academic Common Market/Electronic Campus and the Regional Contract Program for Health Professions let students fully enroll in a selection of out-of-state programs while paying in-state rates. While the program selection is small and the admissions criteria strict, for qualified students these are incredible opportunities.


Best Online Colleges in Louisiana

Below you will find our rankings of the best online four-year programs in Louisiana. Our profiles look at how schools approach online education and then list out their services for distance students and their popular, fully online degrees. After reviewing our best of Louisiana, explore our state resources, like a database of every college and university in Louisiana or our index of popular in-state scholarships.

Want to know what it takes to make our rankings? Check out our distinct approach.

Methodology

To determine the best online colleges in each state, we examined the factors most important to prospective students: Academic quality and reputation, online program strength, and cost and student aid. At the most basic level, we use the following formula to determine the best online colleges: Academic Quality + Online Offerings + Cost and Student Aid = Final Score. Of course, there's more to these calculations than meets the eye. Visit our methodology page to discover the data points that shape our formula and to learn more about the process we use to rank schools.

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Tulane University of Louisiana

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Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans
$46,930

An Online Education at Tulane University of Louisiana

Most online courses at Tulane are offered synchronously and delivered in the evenings. Students enter a proprietary virtual classroom through their myTulane portal; technical support is available online during all class sessions. Students can view a virtual classroom tour via the university’s YouTube channel, and a digital online course guide is also available. The university tech team can set up live sessions for any required group work.

All course content, including recorded lectures and discussion forums, is available through the Blackboard learning management system. Recorded lectures are supplied in multiple formats, including MP3s and MP4s, and can be downloaded and accessed on mobile devices. All distance learners can use Tulane’s online library databases and journals, as well as a chat service with the research help desk.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Public Health in Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Master of Public Health in Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Master of Public Health in Disaster Management
  • Master of Science Public Health in Industrial Hygiene

Contact Information

6823 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698
(504) 865-5000

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette
$6,192
$15,742

An Online Education at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

UL Lafayette allows students to choose between fully online courses and hybrid courses, requiring at least 50% online interactions and the remaining time spent in face-to-face instruction. Many UL Lafayette courses have undergone a review process based on nationally recognized standards, earning them a ULearn Certified seal. Students can search for those courses specifically, if desired. Every UL Lafayette student is given an advisor to help plan a personal course of study, alongside access to 24-hour online tutoring via Net Tutor.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. in Health Services Administration
  • B.S. in Kinesiology with Health Promotion & Wellness concentration
  • Registered Nurse to B.S. in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M. Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with Instructional Specialist concentration
  • M.S. in Nursing
  • M.S. in Systems Technology
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

UL Lafayette also offers certificate programs in a number of fields, including Business Administration, Instructional Coaching and Professional Writing.

According to the US Department of Education’s College Affordability And Transparency list, UL Lafayette is the most affordable university in Louisiana. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is also a member of the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus.

Contact Information

104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503
(377) 482-1126


Acclaim for online programs

  • #199on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor’s Programs

Southeastern Louisiana University

3
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond
$5,715
$17,734

An Online Education at Southeastern Louisiana University

There are a variety of course formats available for individuals who want to pursue a degree online with SLU. Students can choose among courses that are fully online, hybrid courses (online combined with face-to-face interaction), teleseminars broadcast online or on local TV, and compressed video which allows teachers and students to communicate live via webcam. Distance learners have access to over 90 databases through the online library, and have the opportunity to get training in Moodle, Gmail, and Leonet, which are the main technologies that students will be expected to use.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Nursing, BS (RN to BS)
  • Organizational Leadership--Disaster Management, BA

There are a number of other programs offered that are 50-99% online, including undergraduate degrees in Family And Consumer Science and General Studies, as well as graduate degrees in Teaching and Nursing.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP

Online students can chat with a librarian 24 hours a day, as well as get support and tutoring from the Writing Center, Math Lab, and the Center for Student Excellence. Before enrolling in an online program, SLU has created a quiz to ensure online learning is the right choice. Students should be prepared to do a high volume of reading and writing in distance courses.

Contact Information

548 Ned McGehee Ave.
Hammond, LA 70402
(985) 549-2000

University of New Orleans

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University of New Orleans
New Orleans
$6,578
$19,068

An Online Education at University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans offers its online degree programs through Moodle's classroom management system, which students use to access all class documents, assignments and exam grades. Most courses are asynchronous, providing students with convenient access to recorded lectures and assignments at any time.

Students pursuing their online bachelor's in philosophy are also able to access recorded lectures through the free iTunes U app, available on Macs, PCs, iPhones, iPads and iPods. All course testing is done through ProctorU, a live proctoring service. Online students have access to all services provided by the university, including academic advising, the bookstore, career services and more.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Executive Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Master of Arts in Romance Languages
  • Master of Arts Administration

Contact Information

2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
(888) 514-4275

McNeese State University

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McNeese State University
Lake Charles
$5,701
$16,603

An Online Education at McNeese State University

Students at MSU can pursue degrees on an accelerated schedule that allows adult learners to complete their courses in 7 or 8 week blocks. This program is designed for those with full-time employment who require the flexibility to pursue a degree at their convenience. Students access course content through the MyMcNeese Portal, which delivers courses on the Moodle platform. Additionally, Moodle allows students to chat with peers and faculty, as well as communicate via audio and video tools.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Criminal Justice
  • Family and Child Studies
  • Management
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator
  • Psychology
  • School Librarian

There are currently no graduate-level programs available at MSU.

MSU offers a number of fully online courses, though some programs do have in-person requirements. In these hybrid programs, students will complete most of their course material online but will also be expected to be on campus for certain activities, exams or lectures.

Students can transfer credits from previous college coursework, though not all credits are guaranteed to be accepted. Online students may be eligible for non-traditional student scholarships, which can fund their education up to $700 per semester.

Contact Information

4205 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 475-5000

Louisiana State University

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Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge
$7,873
$25,790

An Online Education at Louisiana State University

All online degree programs at LSU use the Moodle 2 learning management system, which students access through their university portal, myLSU. Students can view all course materials, including class overviews, assignments, lessons and quizzes on Moodle 2 and also have access to collaborative features, like chat rooms and Wikis.

LSU's faculty use Kaltura open source video software to record course lectures, which are then delivered on Moodle. A comprehensive guide to all online resources, including Moodle 2, is available to students on GROK, LSU’s online knowledge service. LSU online students have access to a range of technical support features, including a live chat help desk and the university’s online library resources.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Education
  • Master of Science in Construction Management
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology
  • Master of Social Work

Contact Information

156 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2750
(225) 578-3202


Acclaim for online programs

  • #72on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs

Nicholls State University

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Nicholls State University
Thibodaux
$6,468
$15,959

An Online Education at Nicholls State University

NSU offers online students the opportunity to complete their class work on an accelerated 8-week schedule, so they can earn their degree faster and with more convenience. Any students who cannot complete their studies within the 8 week period can continue beyond the deadline, though they will be charged $100 for each additional month. All courses are taught by NSU faculty, and there are no requirements that students complete any in-person coursework in order to obtain a degrees.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in General Family and Consumer Sciencesv
  • BSN in Nursing (for students who have an unencumbered RN license)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Students can also obtain professional certificates online with NSU, and can add minor programs to their undergraduate degrees.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Education Leadership — K-12 Leadership
  • Master of Education Leadership — Educational Technology Leadership
  • Master of Science in Community/Technical College Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Nursing

NSU courses are delivered via Moodle, which has been designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities and different accessibility needs. Students can access all of their personal information and accounts using the Banner platform. Personal academic advisors are available via Google Hangout.

Contact Information

University Station La Hwy 1
Thibodaux, LA 70310
(877) 642-4655

Our Lady of Holy Cross College

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Our Lady of Holy Cross College
New Orleans
$9,950

An Online Education at Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Online students can find all assignments and course materials through Blackboard. On Blackboard, students can also participate in discussion forums and communicate with their professors. Students further have access to a number of online services, including the OLHCC online bookstore. Holy Cross emphasizes personal connections between faculty and online students, and encourages students to communicate and collaborate with each other as part of the curriculum.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

9. Grambling State University

An Online Education at Grambling State University

Grambling State University delivers its online courses through Moodle. Classes are taught using a variety of technologies, including PowerPoint presentations, video tutorials, discussion boards and other web resources. Some courses use two-way videoconferencing, allowing students and faculty to communicate in real time.

Distance learners complete all assignments and tests through Moodle. Technical support is available through a dedicated help desk email chain. In addition to a student Moodle orientation held for distance learners each semester, GSU offers students a Moodle online training manual and tutorial videos. Online learners also have access to all online library resources.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Developmental Education

Contact Information

4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131-7399
(504) 394-7744

Louisiana Tech University

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Louisiana Tech University
Ruston
$7,302
$18,441

An Online Education at Louisiana Tech University

LTU courses are offered on the Moodle platform, where students can engage with audio and video lectures. The Bulldog Online Student System (BOSS) is used to securely register for classes, pay tuition, view grades, and access student records. An online bookstore is available for any required course materials.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Organizational Leadership
  • General Studies
  • Health Informatics & Information Management

The school also offers a number of online certificate programs to help students add on to existing degrees or to get professional certification for employment.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • English
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering & Technology Management
  • Health Informatics
  • History

First-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 18 college credits are required to submit official high school transcripts alongside any applicable college transcripts for admission. In addition, first-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 18 college credits must submit standardized test scores (ACT/SAT). Upon admission, the Computing Center sets all new students up with access to the student portal on BOSS.

Contact Information

305 Wisteria
Ruston, LA 71272
(318) 257-2000

Louisiana State University-Alexandria

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Louisiana State University-Alexandria
Alexandria
$5,337
$9,982

An Online Education at Louisiana State University-Alexandria

LSU uses Moodle to deliver all online courses and class content. Students can access email, assignments, quizzes and discussion forums through Moodle. Tests are completed on ProctorU, a live online service through which exams are monitored by a webcam. Once admitted, all students are required to take a 3-hour online orientation to the Moodle learning platform. A brief video introduction to Moodle is also accessible at any time.

Online students have access to many of the same academic resources as residential students, including the bookstore and online library materials. Students are also provided with Netiquette, a guide and overview of how to interact and collaborate with peers and instructors online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Elder Care Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science

Contact Information

8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302-9121
(318) 445-3672

Southern University and A&M College

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Southern University and A&M College
Baton Rouge
$6,630
$8,274

An Online Education at Southern University and A&M College

SUAMC offers several associate, undergraduate, and graduate level degree programs for students who wish to pursue their degree online. In these programs, students have access to the same materials and benefits as traditional on-campus students, while also communicating with their fellow students from all backgrounds and locations. Course material is available 24 hours a day, as is communication with instructors and peers via chat, email or discussion threads.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • General Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Computer Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Executive Masters in Public Administration
  • Masters of Business Administration

High school students and adult learners under 25 need a high school diploma or GED in order to be admitted to undergraduate programs. Adult learners over 25 can provide a GED or attestation form to high school graduation. All students will need a computer with internet access in order to complete their courses. SUAMC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Contact Information

Southern Branch Post Office
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
(225) 771-4500

Loyola University New Orleans

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Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans
$36,860

An Online Education at Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola's web-based teaching is powered by Blackboard. Most courses are asynchronous, allowing students to watch lectures and complete coursework at their own pace. Students can also track assignments and tests with an interactive calendar, and check their grades online.

Loyola Online encourages collaboration and feedback between peers and instructors through email and discussion forums. Loyola’s library provides a number of online Blackboard tutorials, an accessible online learning team and Distance Library Services to all online learners. Distance students also have access to the school's online bookstore.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Pastoral Studies
  • Master of Religious Education

Contact Information

6363 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118-6143
(504) 865-2011


Acclaim for online programs

  • #15on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Our Lady of the Lake College

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Our Lady of the Lake College
Baton Rouge
$10,532

An Online Education at Our Lady of the Lake College

Our Lady of the Lake College offers two online degree programs through what it calls ‘distributed learning’ via the web and video courses. Students sign into a campus online portal, supported by CampusEAI, to access course content and assignments. Both synchronous and asynchronous courses are offered, depending on the program of study.

A dedicated technical call center is available to resolve any technical issues. Students who are unable to commute to campus to take exams are responsible for finding a proctor for their online tests. All students have free access to LucidChart, digital software that allows users to create flowcharts and diagrams, as well as all digital library resources.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Health Administration

Contact Information

5414 Brittany Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 768-1700

University of Louisiana at Monroe

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University of Louisiana at Monroe
Monroe
$6,318
$16,890

An Online Education at University of Louisiana at Monroe

At ULM, students have the opportunity to pursue a number of degree programs completely online. All students are expected to have a computer with high-speed internet access, word processing software and a webcam to engage fully with course content. All material is delivered on the Moodle platform, and students are issued a Warhawk email address for communication with faculty and fellow students. The ULM Computer Center is available for any technology issues.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Studies

There are a total of 33 online programs available for all kinds of students, ranging from associate programs all the way up to doctoral programs. All courses are 100% online and can be completed in 4 week, 8 week, or 16 week formats, depending on student needs.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Gerontology
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Counseling
  • Master of Science in Exercise Science

Undergraduate program courses are offered on an accelerated 8 week schedule. Graduate courses follow a traditional school semester schedule. ULM has been offering online education since 2003, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Contact Information

700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0000
(318) 342-1000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #57on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

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Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches
$6,207
$16,327

An Online Education at Northwestern State University of Louisiana

NSUL offers 35 online degree programs, all of which have been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Students are given an NSUL email address with which they access their course content on the Moodle platform. Applicants can take an online assessment to see if distance education is a good option for them; they are invited to contact the Electronic & Continuing Education team at (318) 357-6355.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Professional certificates and specialist degrees are other online options at NSUL. In addition, the school offers a doctoral degree in Nursing Practice.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Art
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Science in Health & Human Performance
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Arts in Adult Education

To access all of their personal, financial, and academic information, online students can use the myNSU portal. Upon registration, students receive a free copy of Microsoft Office, which includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook.

Contact Information

University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002
(318) 357-6011


Acclaim for online programs

  • #90on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
  • #112on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #56on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Southern University at New Orleans

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Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans
$4,911

An Online Education at Southern University at New Orleans

SUNO utilizes a number of programs to help online students easily access all of their course information and content. Blackboard allows students to view course materials such as Powerpoint slides, video, audio and animations created on other platforms. SUNO students access all of their latest records through the MyCampus Portal, while an application called Banner is used to register for courses, manage financial aid and pay tuition.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of General Studies (Humanities Concentration)

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts: Museum Studies

SUNO offers merit-based scholarships to full-time students only. The SUNO Libraries are available to online students for access to a number of online databases and materials.

Students unsure if an online education is a good fit for them have the option of taking an exam with SmarterLearner. Completing this course will give applicants an assessment of their strengths, readiness for online education, and access to a number of resources to help them prepare for a successful online education.

Contact Information

6400 Press Drive
New Orleans, LA 70126
(504) 286-5000

Louisiana State University - Shreveport

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Louisiana State University - Shreveport
Shreveport
$5,606

An Online Education at Louisiana State University - Shreveport

LSU Shreveport's eCampus uses the Moodle learning management system. Students access all course assignments and quizzes, and interact with other students and their teachers through email messages and discussion forums on Moodle. Most classes are asynchronous, allowing students to keep flexible schedules, though some courses may involve periodic live conferencing sessions.

Through the LSU Moodle platforms, students can view a range of campus resources, including academic coaching and tutoring services, the LSU online library and several IT how-to guides and messaging options. LSU-Shreveport uses ProctorU to provide live exam proctoring services for students taking tests online and off-campus. Prospective students who have questions about any of LSU’s online programs can request to speak with an online specialist.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration
  • Master of Health Administration

Contact Information

One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115-2399
(318) 797-5000


Most Affordable Online Colleges in Louisiana

Below you’ll find a second listing of the online colleges in Louisiana, sorted by the schools with the lowest tuition rates.

Want to know what it takes to make our rankings? Check out our distinct approach.

Methodology

Our list of the most affordable online colleges is based on in-state yearly tuition, or annual tuition rates if a school does not differentiate between in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition rates are based on a full course load each semester or term. All colleges on the list offer at least one bachelor's degree completion program available entirely online. Those institutions with the lowest tuition are ranked highest, providing prospective students with a true list of the most affordable online colleges in their state.

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Southern University at New Orleans

1
Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans
$4,911

McNeese State University

2
McNeese State University
Lake Charles
$5,701
$16,603

Southeastern Louisiana University

3
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond
$5,715
$17,734

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

4
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette
$6,192
$15,742

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

5
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches
$6,207
$16,327

University of Louisiana at Monroe

6
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Monroe
$6,318
$16,890

Nicholls State University

7
Nicholls State University
Thibodaux
$6,468
$15,959

Southern University and A&M College

8
Southern University and A&M College
Baton Rouge
$6,630
$8,274

Louisiana Tech University

9
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston
$7,302
$18,441


Scholarships and Financial Aid in Louisiana

1825 Scholars Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $20,000 See Scholarship

The 1825 Scholars Award is available to students entering Centenary College of Louisiana. Selection is based on candidates’ application to the college, high school academics, and leadership or community service experience. Award is up to $20,000 per year for 4 years.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,565 See Scholarship

Nicholls State University offers the Academic Excellence Scholarship to in-state freshmen with outstanding academic records. A GPA of 3.0+ and an ACT score of 27+ is required. The award amount is $2,565 per year for 4 years.

Chancellor’s Alumni Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Full tuition, fees + housing See Scholarship

Provided by Louisiana State University to the 10 entering freshmen who have the highest ACT/SAT scores. A minimum ACT score of 33+ or SAT of 1440+ is required. Applicants participate in an essay competition and interview. Award covers tuition, room, board, and stipend for study abroad and research opportunities.

Dean’s Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $12,000 See Scholarship

The Dean’s Scholarship is available to freshmen entering Centenary College of Louisiana with an ACT score of 22+ and a GPA of 3.1+. The award amount is up to $12,000 per year for 4 years.

Jefferson Caffery Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $58,000 See Scholarship

The Jefferson Caffery Scholarship is for incoming freshmen at University of Louisiana – Lafayette who have an ACT score of 30+ or SAT of 1330+, a GPA of 3.0+, and who are National Merit finalists or semi-finalists. Award amount is $58,000.

LSU Distinguished Freshman Award

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,000 See Scholarship

For National Merit finalists who indicate Louisiana State University as their first-choice school. Award amount is $750 to $2,000 per year, based on financial need. Recipients also have the opportunity to earn $1,500 per year via the Chancellor’s Future Leaders in Research program.

Presidential Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $18,000 See Scholarship

For freshmen entering Centenary College of Louisiana with an ACT score of 26+ or SAT score of 1740+ and a GPA of 3.5+. The award amount is up to $18,000 per year for 4 years.

TOPS – Opportunity Award

Deadline: July 1, 2015
Scholarship Amount Full tuition See Scholarship

The TOPS Opportunity Award is available to Louisiana residents with a high school GPA of 2.5+ and an ACT score of 20+. The award covers tuition and fees any Louisiana public college or university. Funding is provided by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance.

TOPS – Tech Award

Deadline: July 1, 2015
Scholarship Amount Full tuition See Scholarship

The TOPS Tech Award is available to Louisiana resident students pursuing skill or occupational training at any school within the Louisiana community and technical college system. A high school GPA of 2.5+ and an ACT score of 17+ is required. Funds are provided by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance.

UL Lafayette Academic Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $15,000 See Scholarship

Administered by the University of Louisiana, this award is available to students with a GPA of 3.0+ and an ACT of 28+ or SAT of 1250+. Award amount is approximately $15,000, distributed over 8 semesters as $1,000 per semester plus partial housing expenses.


Higher Education Resources in Louisiana