10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Louisiana For 2019

By Chris Kolmar - Oct. 9, 2019

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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 amp; Mechanical College
  3. Southern University and A amp; M College
  4. Southern University Law Center
  5. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans
  6. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
  7. Tulane University of Louisiana
  8. Centenary College of Louisiana
  9. Louisiana Tech University
  10. Loyola University New Orleans

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 26 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.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Louisiana

Rank College Employed
1 Xavier University of Louisiana 93.46%
2 Louisiana State University and Agricultural amp; Mechanical College 91.87%
3 Southern University and A amp; M College 91.77%
4 Southern University Law Center 91.77%
5 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans 91.39%
6 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 89.7%
7 Tulane University of Louisiana 89.57%
8 Centenary College of Louisiana 89.13%
9 Louisiana Tech University 88.94%
10 Loyola University New Orleans 88.81%
11 Dillard University 88.65%
12 University of Holy Cross 88.5%
13 University of Louisiana at Monroe 88.14%
14 Grambling State University 87.89%
15 Southeastern Louisiana University 87.88%
16 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 87.74%
17 McNeese State University 87.49%
18 Louisiana College 86.64%
19 University of New Orleans 86.62%
20 Nicholls State University 86.24%
21 Louisiana State University-Alexandria 85.9%
22 Louisiana State University-Shreveport 85.6%
23 Southern University at New Orleans 85.27%
24 Northwestern State University of Louisiana 84.84%
25 Remington College-Shreveport Campus 83.25%
26 Herzing University-Kenner 82.34%

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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