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Located in the middle of the state, Louisiana State University - Alexandria is part of the LSU school system. Located eight miles south of the city of Alexandria, LA, LSUA has a student population of just under 3,400. It offers undergraduate degrees in several areas of study, the most popular being nursing and healthcare, business administration and management, liberal arts, psychology, and criminal justice with an emphasis on homeland security.

Overview of Louisiana State University - Alexandria (LSUA)

The majority of the student population is female. Students live both on and off-campus at the school which was founded in 1959. For those interested in attending LSUA, an application and fee of $20 is required, as well as ACT or SAT scores, and transcripts from high school and colleges attended. For more nontraditional students, distance learning is also available. The deadline to apply is December 1.

General Information

School Type Public
Campus Setting Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 16:1
Graduation Rate 26%
Year Founded 1959

Student Enrollment

Total Students3,381


Undergraduate Student

Male 1,014
Female 2,367

Graduate Student

Male NA
Female NA

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LSUA Acceptance Rate and Admissions


Male 805
Female 1,878


Male 427
Female 1,070

Acceptance Rate56%

Male 53%
Female 57%

Enrollment 466

Male 180
Female 286
Application Fee $20
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses Required
Recommendations NA
SAT/ACT Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Application Deadline December 1
Common Application Accepted No

LSUA Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

The in-state tuition costs for Louisiana State University - Alexandria are just under $6,700 and the out-of-state tuition cost is $14,024. For students who live on campus, room and board is an additional $7,950 per year. Once you factor in the cost of books and miscellaneous school and lab fees, in-state students living on campus will pay close to $19,200 and out-of-state students will pay around $26,500 per year. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Pell Grants are the first option, with grants and scholarships from other organizations being available to those who qualify. Students can also take out student loans to offset the costs. Students are encouraged to apply for as many grants and scholarships as possible before reaching for loans, which must be paid back.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $7,838
Average Total Aid $6,252
Students Receiving Financial Aid 96%
Room & Board $7,950

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $6,669
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $14,024
  • Books and Supplies - $1,220
  • Room & Board - $7,950
  • Other - $3,332


For those entering college for the first year, freshmen Louisiana State University - Alexandria students return for their second year at a rate of 58%. The school has an overall graduation rate of 28%, with 18%t graduating in four years and 30% graduating in six years. The school also has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Basically, these statistics indicate that LSUA is on par nationally with the number of students who start at LSUA and complete their degrees, and many of them do so in a timely fashion, with some needing less than four years and others needing more than six. It also indicates average class sizes, so students can get to know both their classmates and have a chance to interact with their professors.

Student Population Total

Student Population 3,381

Evening Classes : No
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

Health Professions and Related Programs 83 Total Graduates / 21%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 63 Graduates
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 7 Graduates
Long Term Care Administration/Management 7 Graduates
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 6 Graduates
All Business Majors 80 Total Graduates / 21%
Business Administration and Management, General 80 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 74 Total Graduates / 19%
General Studies 74 Graduates
All Psychology Majors 44 Total Graduates / 11%
Psychology, General 44 Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 36 Total Graduates / 9%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 36 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 19%

Outcome & Salary

The outcomes for graduates are generally positive. The average salary of a Louisiana State University - Alexandria graduate is just over $57,000 and, by mid-career, that amount increases to $69,500. This equates to a 10-year earning potential of $571,300. That is a five-fold return on the investment of four years at LSUA and graduating. For those wondering whether or not investing the time and money into getting a degree from LSUA is worth it, the statistics would indicate that it’s a worthwhile investment.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $46,200
College Grads Average Salary $57,130
College Grads Mid Career Salary $69,500
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $571,300
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,266,300
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $31,352
10 Year Projected ROI $539,948
20 Year Projected ROI $1,234,948
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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