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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Louisiana

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

Finding the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Louisiana ranking analyzed 8 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the liberal arts / sciences and humanities program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Louisiana

The following schools top our list of the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Louisiana at Monroe has taken the #1 spot in this year's liberal arts / sciences and humanities ranking for non-traditional students. ULM is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Monroe. ULM not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.1%. There are approximately 1,793 students at ULM that take at least one class online. 3,322 of ULM students are attending part time.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Located in the remote town of Natchitoches, NSU is a public college with a fairly large student population. NSU also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana rankings.

4,667 students at NSU are exclusively online. There are roughly 4,592 part time students in attendance at NSU. NSU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

Our rankings recognize McNeese State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Lake Charles, McNeese is a public college with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at McNeese, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana ranking.

There are approximately 3,476 students at McNeese that take at least one class online. About 1,717 of the students at McNeese are attending part time. McNeese does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Louisiana State University - Shreveport. Louisiana State University - Shreveport is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Shreveport. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Louisiana State University - Shreveport, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana ranking.

About 8.6% of Louisiana State University - Shreveport students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 4,668 students at Louisiana State University - Shreveport are exclusively online. There are roughly 4,434 part time students in attendance at Louisiana State University - Shreveport. Louisiana State University - Shreveport does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Louisiana State University - Alexandria landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools for non-traditional students. Located in the rural area of Alexandria, Louisiana State University - Alexandria is a public school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Louisiana State University - Alexandria, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana ranking.

There are approximately 1,126 students at Louisiana State University - Alexandria that take at least one class online. 1,345 of Louisiana State University - Alexandria students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southeastern Louisiana University. Located in the small city of Hammond, Southeastern is a public school with a large student population. Southeastern not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana list.

Approximately 4,239 students take at least one class online at Southeastern. 4,735 of Southeastern students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools for non-traditional students. Louisiana State University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Baton Rouge. Louisiana State University not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana list.

About 4.0% of Louisiana State University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 6,275 students take at least one class online at Louisiana State University. 4,121 of Louisiana State University students are attending part time. Louisiana State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Lafayette, UL Lafayette is a public college with a large student population. UL Lafayette not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Louisiana list.

The student loan default rate at UL Lafayette is lower than is typical, just 7.5% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,128 students take at least one class online at UL Lafayette. 3,639 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 3,047

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,128
English Language & Literature 605
Philosophy & Religious Studies 337
Theology & Religious Vocations 286
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 207

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 8 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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