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2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Louisiana

5 Colleges
1,842 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,030 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in LouisianaEngineering 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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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Engineering Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Louisiana

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

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.

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#2

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

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.

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University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

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.

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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.

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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.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 958
Florida 5,865
Virginia 3,378
Georgia 3,528
West Virginia 928
Tennessee 1,750
North Carolina 2,926
South Carolina 1,641
Alabama 2,794
Kentucky 1,081
Arkansas 816

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 447
Petroleum Engineering 272
Civil Engineering 260
Chemical Engineering 240
Electrical Engineering 195

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,577
Computer & Information Sciences 595
Engineering Technologies 376
Physical Sciences 361
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 217

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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