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2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana

52 Colleges
$38,650 Avg Salary*
29% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Which colleges in Louisiana are succeeding at true diversity? Check out this ranking to find out.

Our analysis looked at 52 schools in Louisiana to determine which ones were the most diverse. To come up with this ranking, we looked at overall diversity in four factors: racial/ethnic background, age, male to female ratio, and geographic location.

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Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana

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#1

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Our 2021 rankings named Tulane University of Louisiana the most diverse school in Louisiana. This fairly large , private not-for-profit school is located in New Orleans, Louisiana, and it awarded 2,417 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 59% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $61,700 during the early years of their career.

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#2

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

You’ll enjoy a diverse student body if you attend Loyola University New Orleans. The school came in at #2 in Louisiana on this year’s diversity ranking. Loyola New Orleans is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The school has a small population, and it awarded 570 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 63% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. During the early years of their career, graduates from Loyola New Orleans make an average of $47,100 a year.

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#3

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

The excellent diversity at University of New Orleans helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the most diverse schools in Louisiana. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, the medium-sized , public school awarded 1,087 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 46% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from UNO go into careers with an average salary of $37,800.

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The excellent diversity at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most diverse schools in Louisiana. Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,129 students in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University go into careers with an average salary of $50,100.

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#5

Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana

Out of the 52 schools in Louisiana that were part of this year’s diversity ranking, Centenary College of Louisiana landed the #5 spot on the list. Shreveport, Louisiana is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 133 students in 2018-2019.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from Centenary Louisiana go into careers with an average salary of $44,900.

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#6

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana

SOWELA Technical Community College ranked #6 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana list. Located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, SOWELA is a small public school.

Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from SOWELA go into careers with an average salary of $34,200.

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#7

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana

Louisiana Tech University ranked #7 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana list. Louisiana Tech is a public institution located in Ruston, Louisiana. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,495 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 61% falling into the traditional age range. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech is $41,500 during the early years of their career.

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Central Louisiana Technical Community College did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana ranking, coming in at #8. Central Louisiana Technical Community College is a small public school located in Alexandria, Louisiana.

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#9

Louisiana College

Pineville, Louisiana

With a ranking of #9, Louisiana College did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana list. Louisiana College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Pineville, Louisiana that handed out 127 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 61% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana College make an average of $42,800 per year during the early years of their career.

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#10

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

With a ranking of #10, University of Louisiana at Lafayette did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana list. This fairly large , public school is located in Lafayette, Louisiana, and it awarded 2,900 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

During the early years of their career, graduates from UL Lafayette make an average of $39,900 a year.

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#11

River Parishes Community College

Gonzales, Louisiana

With a ranking of #11, River Parishes Community College did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana list. A small institution, River Parishes Community College is public.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from River Parishes Community College is $27,600 during the early years of their career.

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#12

Louisiana Culinary Institute

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Louisiana Culinary Institute ranked #12 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana list. A small institution, Louisiana Culinary Institute is private for-profit.

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Northshore Technical Community College landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana ranking. Located in Bogalusa, Louisiana, Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus is a small public school.

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#14

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, Louisiana

If you crave a diverse college experience, South Louisiana Community College, coming in at #14 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Located in Lafayette, Louisiana, South Louisiana Community College is a medium-sized public school.

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#15

Louisiana State University - Shreveport

Shreveport, Louisiana

Louisiana State University - Shreveport landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana ranking. Louisiana State University - Shreveport is a medium-sized public school located in Shreveport, Louisiana that handed out 425 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 24% falling into the traditional age range. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $35,700 during the early years of their career.

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Northwest Louisiana Technical College landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana ranking. Located in Minden, Louisiana, NWLTC or Northwest LTC is a small public school.

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#17

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana

With a ranking of #17, McNeese State University did quite well on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana list. McNeese is a medium-sized public school situated in Lake Charles, Louisiana. It awarded 1,042 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

There is high student age diversity at this school with about 58% falling into the traditional age range. Those who receive a bachelor’s degree from McNeese go into careers with an average salary of $38,200.

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#18

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana

If you crave a diverse college experience, Bossier Parish Community College, coming in at #18 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Bossier Parish Community College is a medium-sized public school located in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $30,700 during the early years of their career.

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#19

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge Community College ranked #19 on this year’s Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana list. BRCC is a medium-sized public school located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $30,800 during the early years of their career.

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#20

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana

Delgado Community College landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana ranking. A fairly large institution, Delgado Community College is public.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Delgado Community College make an average of $29,800 a year.

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#21

Grambling State University

Grambling, Louisiana

If you crave a diverse college experience, GSU, coming in at #21 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. GSU is located in Grambling, Louisiana and has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 569 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

Roughly 46% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $28,100 during the early years of their career.

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#22

Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana landed the #22 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana ranking. This small , private not-for-profit school is located in New Orleans, Louisiana, and it awarded 328 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school is an HBCU (Historically Black College / University). Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $49,800 during the early years of their career.

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#23

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, Louisiana

University of Louisiana at Monroe did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Louisiana ranking, coming in at #23. This medium-sized , public school is located in Monroe, Louisiana, and it awarded 1,235 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 55% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. During the early years of their career, graduates from ULM make an average of $37,500 a year.

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#24

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana

If you crave a diverse college experience, Southeastern, coming in at #24 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Southeastern is located in Hammond, Louisiana and has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,763 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $37,200 during the early years of their career.

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#25

Nunez Community College

Chalmette, Louisiana

If you crave a diverse college experience, Nunez Community College, coming in at #25 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. A small institution, Nunez Community College is public.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Nunez Community College is $27,600 during the early years of their career.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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 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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