Honors 2016’s Best Online Colleges in Louisiana

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Ranking Finds Online Learning Programs Offering Top Combination of Quality, Affordability

Leading online higher education resource provider has released its list of the Best Online Colleges in Louisiana for 2016-2017. Using a combination of value-based statistics, the site determined 23 schools offer top quality, affordable online education programs, with University of Louisiana at Monroe, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Southern University A & M College, Bossier Parish Community College, Louisiana State University Eunice and Southern University Shreveport scoring highest.

"The number of local students attending college in Louisiana has decreased since 2008, while the number of out-of-state students enrolled is on the rise” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "With top online learning programs, the schools on our list are not only the most cost-efficient, they are also creating opportunities for both in- and out-of-state students to earn a quality education.”

There are several eligibility requirements that must be met for schools to qualify for the Best Online Colleges in Louisiana list. Only schools who hold accreditation and are public or private not-for-profit institutions are eligible. Maximum tuition costs are also set to ensure affordability standards; two-year schools must offer in-state tuition no more than $5,000 per year and four-year schools must offer in-state tuition no more than $25,000 per year. Once basic eligibility is confirmed, all qualifying schools are scored against one another using statistical factors such as financial aid, graduation rates and more.

Louisiana’s Best Online Colleges are listed alphabetically below. Full ranking and information on the data and methodology used to determine each school’s placement can be found at:

A complete listing of the Best Online Colleges in Louisiana for 2016-2017:

Bossier Parish Community College
Delgado Community College
Fletcher Technical Community College
Grambling State University
Louisiana State University - Alexandria
Louisiana State University - Eunice
Louisiana State University - Shreveport
Louisiana Tech University
McNeese State University
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Nicholls State University
Northshore Technical Community College
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Our Lady of Holy Cross College
Our Lady of the Lake College
Southeastern Louisiana University
Southern University and A & M College
Southern University at New Orleans
Southern University Shreveport
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of New Orleans
Xavier University of Louisiana began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

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