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Top Colleges in Louisiana for 2019-20

Methodology and Sources

Welcome to OnlineColleges.com’s Top Colleges Tool 2019-20. Using the most recent final data available from the National Center for Education Statistics' Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), we ranked more than 2,500 accredited colleges and universities on a variety of factors, including affordability, student services and the availability of online programs. The result is a list of the best online colleges in the U.S. that is built into this interactive tool.

The filters on the left let you create customized lists of schools based on the factors that are most important to you, including location, price and religious affiliation. Choosing the right school is the first step toward success in higher education, and we’re excited to help you get started.

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STATE
TUITION
INSTITUTION TYPE
DEGREE LEVEL
MILITARY BENEFITS
RELIGIOUS AFFILATION
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
78%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
55
OVERALL SCORE
99.23
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
2 Louisiana Tech University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
72%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
16
OVERALL SCORE
96.26
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    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
3 McNeese State University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
56%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
21
OVERALL SCORE
93.34
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
4 Nicholls State University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
51%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
13
OVERALL SCORE
89.59
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
61%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
12
OVERALL SCORE
84.86
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
58%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
7
OVERALL SCORE
82.93
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
22%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
17
OVERALL SCORE
81.83
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
76%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
5
OVERALL SCORE
80.29
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
32%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
36
OVERALL SCORE
78.96
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
29%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
11
OVERALL SCORE
77.86
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
11 University of New Orleans Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
41%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
5
OVERALL SCORE
72.52
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
12 Herzing University-Kenner Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
79%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
23
OVERALL SCORE
72.19
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
31%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
4
OVERALL SCORE
56.28
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
39%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
3
OVERALL SCORE
55.73
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
23%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
8
OVERALL SCORE
54.3
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
47%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
13
OVERALL SCORE
50.77
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
31%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
8
OVERALL SCORE
44.11
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
81%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
5
OVERALL SCORE
43.61
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
34%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
5
OVERALL SCORE
39.54
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
20 Delgado Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
35%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
16
OVERALL SCORE
37.17
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
21 Louisiana College Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
34%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
36.95
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
22 University of Holy Cross Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
36%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
33.37
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
27%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
31.72
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
10%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
19.66
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
45%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
18.45
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
33%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
3
OVERALL SCORE
11.62
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
17%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
4
OVERALL SCORE
9.53
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
23%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
4
OVERALL SCORE
5.01
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
15%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
1.21
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit

Methodology and Sources

Methodology

Using the National Center for Education Statistics' Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), we generated a list of colleges and universities that met the following criteria:

  • Level of institution is either "Four or more years" or "At least 2 but less than 4 years"
  • Data is reported for all 11 ranking variables listed in the Methodology section
  • At least 1 percent of students are taking at least some of the classes via distance education
  • "Number of programs offered via distance education" was an integer greater than 0

We ranked the resulting 1,813 colleges on 11 criteria, using provisional 2017-18 data from IPEDS:

  1. Number of programs offered via distance education
  2. Ratio of students participating fully or partially in DE to Total Enrollment
  3. Average in-state tuition for undergraduates
  4. Total electronic library collections, including digital books, databases, and media
  5. Graduation rate
  6. Retention rate
  7. The availability of any tuition plans (Payment, Guaranteed, Other)
  8. Services (Academic/Career, Placement for Completers)
  9. Credit offerings (Dual, Life, AP, Military)
  10. Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid
  11. Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid awarded to undergraduate students

All schools were scored on a 10-point scale for each of the points listed above. Individual data point scores were then multiplied by their respective weights, and the scores were added together, for a maximum possible score of 10 points.

NOTE: Schools' tuition amounts are based on 2017-18 undergraduate and graduate data reported to the National Center for Education Statistics. The actual cost of tuition may vary.

Sources:

  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2017-18, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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