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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Louisiana

10 Colleges
1,415 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,020 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in LouisianaOut of the majors we analyze each year, education was ranked 5th in Louisiana. In fact, 1,415 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that 1.6% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Louisiana ranking analyzed 10 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in education. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those education schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Education Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Education Schools in Louisiana

Check out the education programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Education Schools

Our rankings recognize Louisiana Tech University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Ruston, Louisiana Tech is a public school with a large student population. Louisiana Tech also made our Best Colleges for Education in Louisiana list, coming in at #2.

The average student at Louisiana Tech graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $18,308. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech is $80,372. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA

Nicholls State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Nicholls State University is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Thibodaux. Nicholls State University did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Education in Louisiana list.

At Nicholls State University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $17,451 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Nicholls State University is $80,100. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Louisiana at Monroe as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Monroe, ULM is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. ULM also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Louisiana rankings.

The average student at ULM graduates in less than 4.5 years, and it costs about $20,121 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the ULM is $90,142. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#4

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

Our rankings recognize McNeese State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. McNeese is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Lake Charles. McNeese not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Education in Louisiana list.

At McNeese, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,660. This means that the average student pays around $89,664 to get a bachelor’s degree from McNeese. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Northwestern State University of Louisiana earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. NSU is a large public school located in the remote town of Natchitoches. NSU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Education in Louisiana list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at NSU to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,742. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from NSU is about $104,940. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#6

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

University of New Orleans earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of New Orleans, UNO is a public school with a medium-sized student population. UNO also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Louisiana rankings.

The average student at UNO graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $19,857. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UNO is $92,136. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. UL Lafayette is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Lafayette. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UL Lafayette, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Louisiana ranking.

At UL Lafayette, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,522. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UL Lafayette is $130,730. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Southeastern Louisiana University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Southeastern is a large public school located in the small city of Hammond. Southeastern also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Louisiana rankings.

The average student at Southeastern graduates in less than 4.7 years, and it costs about $23,921 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern is $112,429. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a public school with a fairly large student population. Louisiana State University also made our Best Colleges for Education in Louisiana list, coming in at #1.

It takes the average student at Louisiana State University about 4.5 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,803. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University be around $150,761. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#10

Grambling State University

Grambling, LA

Grambling State University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. GSU is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Grambling.

At GSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and it costs about $24,817 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from GSU be around $116,392. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 1,213
Florida 4,383
Virginia 1,712
Georgia 2,694
West Virginia 586
Tennessee 1,699
North Carolina 2,584
South Carolina 1,665
Alabama 2,026
Kentucky 1,884
Arkansas 1,199

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 708
Teacher Education Subject Specific 655
Special Education 29
General Education 20
Student Counseling 3

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 1,313
Social Sciences 1,271
Communication & Journalism 894
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 411
History 318

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 10 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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