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Louisiana State University-Alexandria – Tuition & Success Analysis

Alexandria, LA

Louisiana State University-Alexandria – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,579

Average annual cost of attendance: $7,941

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $18,454

Campus Setting: Rural

Religious Affiliation: None

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Louisiana State University-Alexandria Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $6,915

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $7,387

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $9,236

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $10,402

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $10,541


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Louisiana State University-Alexandria. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Louisiana State University-Alexandria Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 26%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 61%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $33,700

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 58%

Louisiana State University-Alexandria Admissions

Louisiana State University-Alexandria Acceptance Rate: 33%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 330 to 580

SAT Critical Reading: 429 to 540

SAT Writing: 360 to 490

ACT English: 18 to 24

ACT Math: 17 to 22

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Louisiana State University-Alexandria actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Louisiana State University-Alexandria Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 38%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 40%

Typical student debt: $18,454

Typical monthly loan payment: $196

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Majors at Louisiana State University-Alexandria


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Louisiana State University-Alexandria:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 4%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 13%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 3%
  • Education – 5%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 4%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 30%
  • History – 3%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 5%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 21%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Psychology – 10%

For more information about the various majors at Louisiana State University-Alexandria, visit their website.

Louisiana State University-Alexandria Diversity


Overall Composition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Louisiana State University-Alexandria full time:  69%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Louisiana State University-Alexandria part time:  31%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Louisiana State University-Alexandria:  26%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 5%

Asian: 1%

Black: 18%

Hispanic: 3%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 1%

White: 65%

Louisiana State University-Alexandria Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.8

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 4.2

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 14.3

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.

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