2020 Best Online Colleges in Louisiana

By OnlineU Staff | Updated February 18, 2020
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This list of schools highlights the best online schools in Louisiana based on their affordable annual tuition rates and alumni salaries. Louisiana Tech University is ranked #1 with the lowest annual tuition at $6,890 and the highest median salary at $92,400. Ranked #2, University of Louisiana-Monroe offers the most online programs. Students can choose from a variety of 16 bachelors degrees in subjects such as criminal justice, business administration, nursing, and more.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Mid-Career Salary
# 1 #1 $6,890 $92,400
# 2 #2 $12,000 $81,100
# 3 #3 $11,198 $80,800
# 4 #4 $9,354 $80,000
# 5 #5 $9,142 $78,100
# 6 #6 $16,200 $76,900
# 7 #7 $13,500 $75,700
# 8 #8 $8,520 $73,800
# 9 #9 $8,494 $66,200
# 10 #10 $17,500 $60,300
# 11 #11 $11,315 $50,500
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2020 Online Colleges in Louisiana Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

#1 Louisiana Tech University

  • Annual Tuition: $6,890
  • Median Salary: $92,400
  • Locations: Ruston
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Louisiana Tech University offers several online certificate and degree programs in various academic areas, including engineering, English, business administration, health informatics, and history. Courses are accessed through the Moodle online learning platform. Louisiana Tech’s student web portal, the Bulldog On-Line Student System (or B.O.S.S.), gives distance learners access to administrative materials, like transcripts and grades, as well as the course catalog, class registration access, financial aid, and academic advising. Online students can benefit from features that include a Louisiana Tech University ID card and access to student webmail, Google GSuite, and an IT help desk.

#2 University of Louisiana-Monroe

  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • Median Salary: $81,100
  • Locations: Monroe
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

The University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM) offers a wide variety of online certificates and degree programs across academic areas including behavioral sciences, business, education, health sciences, humanities, and general studies. Courses are accessed through the Moodle online learning platform. ULM utilizes the My Homework Application, which helps students organize and color code assignments, and set alarms and reminders. With on-campus students also having the option to take online courses, ULM offers an extremely flexible learning environment. Students who are interested in online learning at ULM should be able to commit to at least 5-18 hours of coursework every week.

#3 University of Louisiana-Lafayette

  • Annual Tuition: $11,198
  • Median Salary: $80,800
  • Locations: Lafayette
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette offers several online graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate programs in fields such as business administration, nursing, general studies, health promotion and wellness, health services administration, computer science, professional writing, education, and systems technology. Courses are accessed through the Moodle online learning platform. UL Lafayette hosts its own academic success center which provides distance learners with tutoring services and academic counseling. Online learning students have access to the ULink student web portal, the university’s eCatalogue, the Dupre Library, and a student email account. UL Lafayette also offers hybrid courses, where students learn at least 50 percent of material online.

#4 University of New Orleans

  • Annual Tuition: $9,354
  • Median Salary: $80,000
  • Locations: New Orleans
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

The University of New Orleans (UNO) offers online undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates in several academic areas, including philosophy, interdisciplinary studies, software product management, hospitality & tourism management, engineering management, and English. Courses are accessed through the Moodle online learning platform. UNO’s online bachelor’s in urban studies and planning is one of the only programs of its kind in the nation. Distance learners are encouraged to partake in online tutoring, which also provides online essay support for students struggling with writing. UNO offers distance learners in-state tuition, no matter where they reside or whether they attend full- or part-time.

#5 Southern University and A & M College

  • Annual Tuition: $9,142
  • Median Salary: $78,100
  • Locations: Baton Rouge
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Southern University and A&M College (SUS) offers online degree programs in fields such as business management, health information technology, general studies, criminal justice, interdisciplinary studies, psychology, and public administration. SUS is one of the only historically black Land Grant universities, dedicated to preparing students for careers in agriculture, technology, engineering, and science. Courses are accessed through the Moodle online learning platform. SUS hosts its own online learning portal, which gives remote students access to the school’s library, bookstore, and student services. Online classes are asynchronous, allowing students to learn at their own pace and manage other responsibilities.

#6 University of Holy Cross

  • Annual Tuition: $16,200
  • Median Salary: $76,900
  • Locations: New Orleans
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

The University of Holy Cross offers 10 online degrees in the areas of addiction counseling, juvenile counseling, applied behavioral sciences, psychology, social counseling, teaching & learning, and Catholic theology. Courses are accessed through the Moodle online learning platform. Remote student support resources include access to the school’s academic skills center, library, disability services, the UHC virtual bookstore, career services, and technical support. Prospective distance learners can take the Louisiana SmarterMeasure assessment to determine if online learning at UHC suits them. With a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, UHC offers a values-based education committed to personal development.

#7 Loyola University New Orleans

  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • Median Salary: $75,700
  • Locations: New Orleans
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Loyola University New Orleans offers a variety of online certificate and degree programs in academic areas such as criminology and justice, interdisciplinary studies, mass communication, computer information systems, business administration, nursing, music therapy, pastoral studies, and religious education. Courses are accessed through the Blackboard online learning platform. Online students are encouraged to read over a checklist and watch student orientation videos to see how prepared they are to be a distance learner. Grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Loyola New Orleans offers prestigious online degree programs that mirror the academic prestige of those delivered on campus.

#8 Louisiana State University - Shreveport

  • Annual Tuition: $8,520
  • Median Salary: $73,800
  • Locations: Shreveport
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Louisiana State University-Shreveport offers a variety of online degrees in several academic areas, including general studies, finance, business administration, human resource management, marketing, education, health administration, and nonprofit administration. Courses are accessed through the Moodle online learning platform. The school hosts its own web portal, myLSUS, which gives distance learners access to registration, grades, and transcripts. Each online student is also given an Enrollment Specialist, similar to an academic advisor, who will aid them throughout their academic career.

#9 Southeastern Louisiana University

  • Annual Tuition: $8,494
  • Median Salary: $66,200
  • Locations: Hammond
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Southeastern Louisiana University, the third-largest public university in Louisiana, offers online graduate and undergraduate degree programs in criminal justice and nursing. The school also offers two online postgraduate certificates in nursing. Courses are accessed through the Moodle online learning platform. Online courses use a mix of different types of media to ensure success and proper communication between the student and instructor; some courses are offered fully online while others are delivered in a hybrid format. Southeastern offers 24/7 access to online tutoring services through NetTutor, as well as access to math and writing labs through its Center for Student Excellence. An online quiz is offered to prospective students to help determine if distance learning is a good option for them.

#10 Louisiana College

  • Annual Tuition: $17,500
  • Median Salary: $60,300
  • Locations: Pineville
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

Louisiana College offers online graduate and undergraduate degree programs in criminal justice and nursing. Students who complete their bachelor’s degree in nursing from LC will be able to directly transition into the online MSN program. Courses are accessed through the Blackboard online learning platform. The school hosts its own web portal, My LC, which gives distance learners access to their school email account, course registration, grades, and transcripts. As a private and coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences, Louisiana College is the only four-year Baptist institution in Louisiana.

#11 New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Annual Tuition: $11,315
  • Median Salary: $50,500
  • Locations: New Orleans
  • Accreditation: SACS COC

The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) offers online degrees and certificates in theology, Christian ministry, biblical studies, Christian education, pastoral ministry, divinity, missions service, and more. Among it's more unique offerings is a Spanish-language Master of theological studies. Courses are accessed through the Blackboard online learning platform. NOBTS hosts NOLA2U Live, a live-lecture broadcast system that lets distance learners engage and interact weekly with their classroom peers. Distance learners can also use NOLA2U Live to access recorded lectures. Additional student support resources include access to financial aid, counseling and disability services, graduate advising, and the SWAP Shop, a ministry service that provides students in need with donated items.

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