Education Success



As the only state-supported undergraduate university in Louisiana, LSU of Alexandria's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of affordable, undergraduate degrees in a robust academic environment that challenges students to excel and creates proactive and reciprocal relationships that meet the needs of the diverse student body and the community it serves.

The university is recognized for academic excellence; its commitment to student and community growth through teaching, research, and service; and is esteemed as a contributor to the economic, cultural, and intellectual growth of central Louisiana.

The university is home to just over 3,500 students and offers a wide array of programs including nursing, business administration, accounting, criminal justice, education, communications, and psychology. In many cases, students may choose to take classes virtually, and several programs are offered completely 100% online.

Outside the classroom, students can participate in over 30 organizations. The university offers several traditional events for students including the Ms. LSUA Pageant, the Mardi Gras Parade, Christmas on the Quad, and the Student Government Crawfish boil. Additionally, the university is home to a championship athletic program featuring men's and women's basketball, softball, baseball, men's and women's soccer, and women's tennis.

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Northwestern State University is a responsive, student-oriented institution committed to acquiring, creating, and disseminating knowledge through innovative teaching, research, and service. With its certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs, the university prepares its increasingly diverse student population to contribute to an inclusive global community with a steadfast dedication to improving our region, state, and nation.

Northwestern State was established in 1884 as Louisiana State Normal School, an institution specifically designed for the training of teachers. The school's main campus is in Natchitoches with satellite campuses in Shreveport, Alexandria, Leesville-Fort Polk, and Marksville. In addition to education, workforce training, and economic development, Northwestern State is an important resource for the enrichment and cultural opportunities for the citizens of central and northwest Louisiana.

A recognized pioneer in online education, NSU offers more than 40 online degree programs and introduced hybrid classroom models at the start of the Fall 2020 semester when enrollment reached a record 11.477 students.

The university continues to develop new and emerging degree programs, partnerships, fast-track curriculums, credit transfers, and articulation agreements with other institutions to eliminate barriers for students seeking a bachelor's degree, as well as post-baccalaureate and post-master's credentials for working professionals. Faculty have secured grants and funding to support academic programming, professional development, and technology enhancements.

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Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a Christ-centered community committed to academic excellence where students are equipped for lives of learning, leading, and serving. With a vision to ""Prepare Graduates and Transform Lives,"" the college develops the intellect and maturity of students with curricular and spiritual principles characterized by three words: relevant, relational, and rigorous.

Louisiana College attracts students seeking a college that will reinforce and integrate their faith in more than 70 areas of study, and students credit professors for compassion and investment in the whole student. The college offers financial assistance for qualified students through scholarships that can apply to its no-fee, flat-rate tuition. In fact, more than 96% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Life outside the classroom includes 13 men's and women's NAIA sports. Other opportunities include intramurals, theater, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, service learning, internships, student government, mission trips, C.S. Lewis Honors program, and a bass fishing club. The safest and second most diverse college campus in Louisiana according to, the college has students from across the nation and the world. Upon graduation, students are ready to transform their world because of the distinctive Christian liberal arts education found at Louisiana College.

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Central Louisiana Technical Community College provides comprehensive educational associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs that meet the needs of its students, business and industry and communities. These programs include career and technical education, general education, adult basic education or high school equivalency, and workforce development training. The college serves 10 parishes through its eight campuses: Alexandria's main campus and the Cleco Advanced Manufacturing Center, Ferriday, Huey P. Long (Winnfield), Natchitoches, Lamar Salter (Leesville)," Rod Brady (Jena), Sabine Valley (Many) and the Ward H. Nash-Avoyelles Campus (Cottonport)."

In response to COVID-19, the college and Louisiana's community and technical colleges are engaged in a landmark initiative, "Reboot Your Career." The program supports workers who may be unemployed due to COVID-19, retraining them for available jobs on high-wage career pathways. Governor John Bel Edwards prioritized federal CARES Act funding for this critical initiative, which is available now through spring 2021. These short-term trainings are typically eight to 12 weeks and can result in participants earning salaries up to $50,000 annually.

For more information, visit one of the eight campus locations, visit online at, call (800) 278-9855 or e-mail