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Nowhere is this contrast more apparent than in the City of New Orleans. Although the recent hurricane damaged much of the "Big Easy," it is certainly regaining its former luster. At which point, while attending one of Louisiana public colleges you will be able to take advantage of the active nightlife, enchanting Cajun food, and affluent multicultural history. If you live outside of the city limits, you can take advantage of the lazy afternoons, southern hospitality, and charming landscapes.

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Baton Rouge, the state capital of Louisiana, is home to several of the state's top colleges, including the flagship campus of Louisiana State University. A mix of large research universities, midsize colleges and small liberal arts colleges are located throughout the state, including the cities of Shreveport, Lafayette and Monroe.

The state of Louisiana funds several public university systems. The four systems are as follows: The University of Louisiana System, The Louisiana Community and Technical College System, the Louisiana State University System and the Southern University System. Louisiana's public colleges and universities are coordinated by the Louisiana Board of Regents. Of the three university systems, the Louisiana State University System is the largest in terms of budget. Through statewide academic planning and review, budgeting and performance funding, research, and accountability, Regents coordinates the efforts of the state's 34 public colleges, universities and professional schools.

Schools in the State University of Louisiana System include:

  • Louisiana State University and A&M College, Baton Rouge
  • Louisiana State University at Alexandria
  • Louisiana State University in Shreveport
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans
  • Paul M. Herbert Law Center (Baton Rouge)

Colleges in the University of Louisiana System include:

  • Grambling State University (Grambling)
  • University of New Orleans (New Orleans)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette)
  • Northwestern State University (Natchitoches)
  • McNeese State University (Lake Charles)

The Schools of the Southern University System are:

  • Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge
  • Southern University at New Orleans
  • Southern University at Shreveport
  • Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge
  • Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Baton Rouge

Of the colleges and universities in Louisiana, the most popular and the most expensive public school in Louisiana being Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.

Louisiana is home to a broad range of online college degree programs and distance learning degrees that you enroll in. This state offers many wonderful continuing education opportunities as well. Louisiana ranks 47th out of the 50 states in percentage of people with a bachelor's degree. Find the right program for you today.

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