Best Value Colleges in Louisiana

The influence of French, African and American culture is apparent in both the spicy cuisine and the eclectic music scene of this southeastern state on the Gulf of Mexico. And if Louisiana is beckoning, there are plenty of solid school choices that will both provide a good education and set you up well for employment post-graduation.

Find out exactly what you should be paid
RankSchool Name20 Year Net ROI
Total 4 Year Cost
Graduation Rate
Typical Years to Graduate
Average Loan Amount
Rank:1School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$435,000Total 4 Year Cost:$102,000Graduation Rate:68%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$26,900
Rank:2School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$416,000Total 4 Year Cost:$76,400Graduation Rate:52%Typical Years to Graduate:4Average Loan Amount:$21,800
Rank:3School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$384,000Total 4 Year Cost:$256,000Graduation Rate:83%Typical Years to Graduate:4Average Loan Amount:$37,800
Rank:4School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$365,000Total 4 Year Cost:$172,000Graduation Rate:68%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$26,900
Rank:5School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$357,000Total 4 Year Cost:$136,000Graduation Rate:52%Typical Years to Graduate:4Average Loan Amount:$21,800
Rank:6School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$340,000Total 4 Year Cost:$85,700Graduation Rate:36%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$20,600
Rank:7School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$335,000Total 4 Year Cost:$77,100Graduation Rate:42%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$19,500
Rank:8School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$305,000Total 4 Year Cost:$75,500Graduation Rate:43%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$19,500
Rank:9School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$291,000Total 4 Year Cost:$121,000Graduation Rate:42%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$19,500
Rank:10School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$287,000Total 4 Year Cost:$139,000Graduation Rate:36%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$20,600

However, pay attention to graduation rates at each school. Not every school is successful in getting students through with a degree in hand. The best value colleges for graduates in Louisiana are public schools.

Among them, Tulane University is located in the heart of New Orleans and is one of the most famous schools in the South, home to well-known alumni including Newt Gingrich, David Filo (co-founder of Yahoo!), Lauren Hutton and actor/director Paul Michael Glaser (the original Starsky of “Starsky & Hutch.”)