Louisiana State University-Shreveport

Shreveport, LA 71115
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Louisiana State University-Shreveport is one of the seventeen public 4-year colleges in Louisiana. The campus is located in an urban area, in Shreveport.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,996 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 286 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 183 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 64%). Every year 30% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Louisiana State University-Shreveport's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,656, and fees were $1,510. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,656 and $14,664 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students5,996
Student to Faculty Ratio27:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1975 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT930 to 1132
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates $20

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$298/credit
In State Students$298/credit
Out of State Students$846/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$408/credit
In State Students$408/credit
Out of State Students$1,102/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $13,410 $13,410 $38,070
ADN 70 $20,860 $20,860 $59,220
BSN 125 $37,250 $37,250 $105,750
FNP 50 $20,400 $20,400 $55,100
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of Louisiana State University-Shreveport's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 50% $4,518
Other Federal Grant 2% $1,288
State Grant & Scholarships 71% $3,544
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 48% $3,060
Federal Student Loans 36% $4,768
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,822
$30,001 to $48,000$8,835
$48,001 to $75,000$10,652
$75,001 to $110,000$13,537
Over $110,000$12,568

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.
Louisiana State University-Shreveport
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

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