Louisiana State University - Alexandria

Alexandria, LA 71302
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Louisiana State University-Alexandria (LSUA) is located in Alexandria, Louisiana. This school is a public university that offers its students many different undergraduate degrees in various areas of study. It is part of the LSU System and was established back in 1959. LSUA currently serves over 3,300 students and it boasts an incredibly beautiful campus. Students will be able to enjoy the majestic oak trees that date all the way back to the 19th century. This school offers more than just aesthetic appeal though, as it is capable of giving students a fantastic academic experience. Students will be able to earn various bachelor and associate degrees at this fine school.

LSUA has a renowned nursing program that will allow students to pursue associates and bachelors of science in nursing.  There is also an RN-to-BSN bridge program offered 100% online.  The BSN program at LSUA is designed to be helpful to the working RN and will allow nurses to broaden their career prospects. LSUA has a nursing program that is held in high esteem throughout the state and many people in Louisiana seek this school out specifically when looking to achieve a bachelor degree. Nurses from LSUA have a high rate of success and go on to find employment in their field very easily. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students3,372
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 67
Bachelor's degree 2 15
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1960 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1966 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
02/01/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT790 to 1120
ACT18 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank 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) Recommended
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 --

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$277/credit
In State Students$277/credit
Out of State Students$580/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $12,465 $12,465 $26,100
ADN 70 $19,390 $19,390 $40,600
BSN 125 $34,625 $34,625 $72,500
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, 94% of Louisiana State University - Alexandria's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 52% $4,242
Other Federal Grant 5% $1,090
State Grant & Scholarships 54% $3,282
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 64% $1,174
Federal Student Loans 51% $5,406
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$7,356
$30,001 to $48,000$7,498
$48,001 to $75,000$11,425
$75,001 to $110,000$10,993
Over $110,000$12,150

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
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 - Alexandria
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302

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