2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Louisiana
Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You
Engineering is one of the most popular subjects to study in Louisiana. With 1,842 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 3rd out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.4% were from a college or university in the state.
This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Louisiana ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. For this ranking, we are identifying those engineering 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.
Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.
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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Louisiana
Best Value Engineering Schools in Louisiana
Louisiana Tech University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Louisiana Tech is a fairly large public school located in the town of Ruston. Louisiana Tech also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Louisiana list, coming in at #2.
At Louisiana Tech, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $18,308. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech be around $80,372. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.Request Information
McNeese State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Lake Charles, McNeese is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. McNeese also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Louisiana rankings.
At McNeese, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,660. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from McNeese is $89,664. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.Request Information
University of New Orleans comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UNO is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of New Orleans. UNO also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Louisiana list, coming in at #4.
It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at UNO to complete their degree, and it costs about $19,857 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UNO is $92,136. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.Request Information
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Louisiana State University is a very large public school located in the city of Baton Rouge. Louisiana State University also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Louisiana rankings.
It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Louisiana State University to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $33,803. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University be around $150,761. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.Request Information
University of Louisiana at Lafayette comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Lafayette, UL Lafayette is a public school with a fairly large student population. UL Lafayette did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Louisiana list.
The average student at UL Lafayette graduates in less than 4.8 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,522. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UL Lafayette be around $130,730. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.Request Information
Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region
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Rankings in Majors Related to Engineering
Engineering Majors to Study
Most Popular Majors Related to Engineering
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||1,577|
|Computer & Information Sciences||595|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||217|
Notes and References
*These averages are for the top 5 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).
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