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Last Modified: September 12, 2008Universities

The State of Louisiana is committed to assisting residents who desire a college education by maintaining high standards of excellence in the public institutions of higher learning. For those who may have difficulty paying for college tuition and residence costs, the non-profit Louisiana Education Loan Authority was established to provide financial assistance. LELA has assisted more than 360,000 Louisiana students with low cost college education loans since 1984, and they are structured to reinvest any profits earned from student loans back into Louisiana’s education and economic development programs.  

Shreveport is home to Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University in Shreveport is the only public 4-year university in the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area. The University includes four main colleges: the College of Business Administration, the College of Education & Human Development, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Sciences. LSU grants undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and specialized degrees in many different fields. Tuition for Louisiana State residents at Louisiana State University in Shreveport averages around $2628 annually for full-time students and $103 per credit hour for part-time students.

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Centenary College of Louisiana is a privately operated 4-year college located in Shreveport that grants degrees in the fields of humanities, the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the visual and performing arts. With a student to faculty ratio of 12:1 and class sizes rarely exceeding 25, Centenary College offers students the opportunity to major in 43 different areas of the arts and sciences as well as in pre-med and pre-law professional programs.