These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Louisiana For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Louisiana has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in LA, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Louisiana.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Louisiana:

  1. Xavier University of Louisiana
  2. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
  3. Southern University Law Center
  4. Southern University and A & M College
  5. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans
  6. Tulane University of Louisiana
  7. Centenary College of Louisiana
  8. Loyola University New Orleans
  9. University of Holy Cross
  10. Louisiana Tech University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Louisiana has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Louisiana For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 24 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Louisiana that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Xavier University of Louisiana, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Louisiana.’

1. Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Location: New Orleans
Employed: 93.41%

2. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Baton Rouge
Employed: 91.74%

3. Southern University Law Center

Southern University Law Center

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Baton Rouge
Employed: 91.15%

4. Southern University and A & M College

Southern University and A & M College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Baton Rouge
Employed: 91.15%

5. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

Source: Wikipedia

Location: New Orleans
Employed: 90.37%

6. Tulane University of Louisiana

Tulane University of Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Location: New Orleans
Employed: 89.11%

7. Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College of Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Shreveport
Employed: 88.89%

8. Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans

Source: Wikipedia

Location: New Orleans
Employed: 88.42%

9. University of Holy Cross

University of Holy Cross

Source: Wikipedia

Location: New Orleans
Employed: 88.21%

10. Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Ruston
Employed: 88.06%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Louisiana

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Louisiana, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Louisiana by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Louisiana

Rank College Employed
1 Xavier University of Louisiana 93.41%
2 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 91.74%
3 Southern University Law Center 91.15%
4 Southern University and A & M College 91.15%
5 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans 90.37%
6 Tulane University of Louisiana 89.11%
7 Centenary College of Louisiana 88.89%
8 Loyola University New Orleans 88.42%
9 University of Holy Cross 88.21%
10 Louisiana Tech University 88.06%
11 Our Lady of the Lake College 88.02%
12 Dillard University 87.97%
13 Grambling State University 87.81%
14 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 87.74%
15 Nicholls State University 87.47%
16 University of Louisiana at Monroe 87.33%
17 Southeastern Louisiana University 86.72%
18 Louisiana College 86.65%
19 University of New Orleans 86.42%
20 McNeese State University 86.16%
21 Louisiana State University-Shreveport 85.59%
22 Northwestern State University of Louisiana 84.82%
23 Southern University at New Orleans 84.32%
24 Louisiana State University-Alexandria 84.3%
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