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2021 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana

7 Colleges
1,139 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,060 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities School for You

Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in LouisianaIn 2018-2019, liberal arts / sciences and humanities students earned 1,139 bachelor's degrees from a Louisiana school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that of the 45,514 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.5% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana ranking analyzed 7 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

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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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Louisiana

Check out the liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Louisiana

University of Louisiana at Monroe landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools. ULM is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Monroe. ULM did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana list.

At ULM, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,121. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from ULM is about $90,142. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to McNeese State University. Located in the small city of Lake Charles, McNeese is a public school with a medium-sized student population. McNeese also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana list, coming in at #5.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at McNeese is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,660. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from McNeese is $89,664. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Louisiana State University - Alexandria comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the rural area of Alexandria, Louisiana State University - Alexandria is a public school with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Louisiana State University - Alexandria has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Louisiana State University - Alexandria is 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $18,648. This means that the average student pays around $86,340 to get a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University - Alexandria. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Northwestern State University of Louisiana comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Natchitoches, NSU is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, NSU has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana ranking.

At NSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,742. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the NSU is $104,940. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. Louisiana State University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Baton Rouge. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Louisiana State University, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana ranking.

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

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Southeastern Louisiana University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools. Located in the city of Hammond, Southeastern is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Southeastern, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana ranking.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at Southeastern to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,921. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern is about $112,429. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Louisiana at Lafayette as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Lafayette, UL Lafayette is a public school with a fairly large student population. UL Lafayette also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana list, coming in at #3.

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. This means that the average student pays around $130,730 to get a bachelor’s degree from UL Lafayette. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 926
Florida 1,256
Virginia 2,248
Georgia 596
West Virginia 1,154
Tennessee 1,084
North Carolina 929
South Carolina 437
Alabama 322
Kentucky 1,015
Arkansas 572

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 1,139

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 877
English Language & Literature 460
Philosophy & Religious Studies 284
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 141
Theology & Religious Vocations 7

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 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 Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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