Nursing Schools in Louisiana

The state of Louisiana is home to 72 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 22 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Louisiana.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Louisiana

Listed below are all nursing schools in Louisiana. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 72 nursing schools in the state of Louisiana. And according to our database 1 schools have been closed permanently.

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Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate99.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$9,497

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate97.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,200

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a public university and part of the University of Louisiana System, along with nine other campuses throughout the state. It has the largest enrollment compared to the other campuses and the second largest student body in the state. The university was ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

New Orleans, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate96.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans is a public institution in New Orleans, Louisiana with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university has an open admission/open enrollment policy with a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. It is also home to ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate95.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$9,145

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate94.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,169

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$8,302

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,850

Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) is a public institution in Hammond, Louisiana. It was founded in 1925 and classes were originally taught in Hammond High School. The campus was eventually moved to the north side of the city in 1928 and was renamed Southeastern Louisiana University. After ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$9,978

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$11,567

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN

Louisiana State University-Alexandria

Alexandria, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,981

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

Fletcher Technical Community College

Schriever, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$9,287

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate91.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$8,223

Programs offered

  • ADN

Louisiana State University-Eunice

Eunice, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate90.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,403

Programs offered

  • ADN

Baton Rouge General Medical Center-School of Nursing

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate88.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • Diploma

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$8,643

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Our Lady of the Lake College

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate87.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$12,552

Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a private college. The college was founded in 1923 as a school of nursing and is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. In 1998, the college received the authority to offer baccalaureate degrees. Master’s degrees were offered ...

Programs offered

  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

University of Holy Cross

New Orleans, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate85.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,212

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN

Southern University at Shreveport

Shreveport, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$9,263

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate83.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$12,455

Programs offered

  • BSN

Louisiana College

Pineville, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate81.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$13,821

Louisiana College is a small private college in Pineville, Louisiana, with a low 11:1 student to faculty ratio. The college is affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention and was founded in 1906. While the first classes were taught in tents, the college now has 25 residential and academic ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, LA
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate81.6%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,990

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN

Dillard University

New Orleans, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate51.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$18,801

Programs offered

  • BSN

Acadiana Technical College

Lafayette, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Capital Area Technical College

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$11,302

Programs offered

  • LPN

Central Louisiana Technical Community College

Alexandria, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,703

Programs offered

  • LPN

Compass Career College

Hammond, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$18,124

Programs offered

  • LPN

Delta College Inc

Covington, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,464

Programs offered

  • LPN

Delta College of Arts & Technology

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,090

Programs offered

  • LPN

Grambling State University

Grambling, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,239

Programs offered

Louisiana Delta Community College - Monroe Campus

Monroe, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$24,119

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

Northeast Louisiana Technical College

West Monroe, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Northwest Louisiana Technical College

Minden, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,322

Programs offered

  • LPN

Nunez Community College

Chalmette, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,139

Programs offered

  • LPN

River Parishes Community College

Gonzales, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,735

Programs offered

  • LPN

South Central Louisiana Technical College

Morgan City, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,157

Programs offered

  • LPN

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$7,890

Programs offered

  • LPN

Central Louisiana Technical College - Ward H Nash - Avoyelles Campus

Cottonport, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Louisiana Technical College - Bastrop Campus

Bastrop, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Cameron College

New Orleans, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$10,373

Programs offered

  • LPN

Louisiana Technical College - Evangeline Campus

Saint Martinville, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Northshore Technical College - Florida Parishes Branch Campus

Greensburg, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Acadiana Technical College - Abbeville

Abbeville, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Northshore Technical College - Hammond Area Branch Campus

Hammond, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Louisiana Technical College - Huey P Long Campus

Winnfield, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Central Louisiana Technical College - Morgan Smith Campus

Jennings, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Louisiana Technical College - Jefferson Campus

Metairie, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Louisiana Technical College - West Jefferson Campus

Harvey, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$15,095

Programs offered

  • BSN

Louisiana State University-Shreveport

Shreveport, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$8,274

Programs offered

  • LPN

NW Louisiana Technical College - Mansfield Campus

Mansfield, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Natchitoches Campus

Natchitoches, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Louisiana Technical College - North Central Campus

Farmerville, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Northeast Louisiana Technical College - Northeast Campus

Winnsboro, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Louisiana Technical College - Oakdale Campus

Oakdale, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

South Central Louisiana Technical College - River Parishes Campus

Reserve, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Northeast Louisiana Technical College - Ruston

Ruston, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Northwest Louisiana Technical College - Shreveport Campus

Shreveport, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Acadiana Technical College - Crowley

Crowley, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Louisiana Technical College - T H Harris Campus

Opelousas, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Acadiana Technical College - New Iberia

New Iberia, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

South Central Louisiana Technical College - Lafourche Campus

Thibodaux, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Louisiana Technical College - Charles B Coreil Campus

Ville Platte, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Louisiana Technical College - Lamar Salter Campus

Leesville, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Capital Area Technical College - Westside Campus

Plaquemine, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Camelot College

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,944

Programs offered

  • LPN

Medical Training College

Baton Rouge, LA
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum$17,913

Programs offered

  • LPN

Louisiana Technical College-Sidney N Collier Campus

New Orleans, LA
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Louisiana Technical College-Slidell Campus

Slidell, LA
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Lafayette General Medical Center

Lafayette, LA
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Charity School of Nursing

New Orleans, LA
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • ADN

Delta College - Slidell

Slidell, LA
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

Ascension College (Closed in 1970)
LPN

Louisiana's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Louisiana's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average