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Fortunately for you, Houma, LA offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Houma College and University Demographics

Houma's 5 colleges and universities offer a total of 34 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from diesel mechanics technology/technician to cosmetology, barber/styling, and nail instructor to nail technician/specialist and manicurist.

Blue Cliff College-Houma is the top-ranked school in Houma. It was ranked 69th in the nation in 2010. Blue Cliff College-Houma has a student population of approximately 439. Approximately 54% of students studying at Blue Cliff College-Houma choose to study Allied Health, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

Although tuition varies from school to school, the average tuition for Houma schools is $3,360 per year. In Houma, tuition rates can vary from $14,758 per year to $2,042 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Blue Cliff College-Houma, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is L E Fletcher Technical Community College.

Financial Aid

An estimated $2,793,675 in financial aid was received by students at Houma colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $2,793,675 of this aid. L E Fletcher Technical Community College gave its students $1,428,939 in institutional financial aid. This was the highest amount of financial aid given by any Houma school.

Houma Student Demographics

In 2010, there were 2,546 students enrolled in colleges and universities in the city of Houma. This is 1% of the total number of students enrolled in colleges throughout the state of Louisiana. With 1,843 students, L E Fletcher Technical Community College had the highest total student enrollment in Houma. On the other hand, with only 48 students, South Louisiana Beauty College had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Houma schools, 62 return to start their second year of college. Approximately 52% of students eventually graduate. The Houma college with the highest graduation rate is Blue Cliff College-Houma, which has a graduation rate of 97%. The Houma college with the lowest graduation rate is L E Fletcher Technical Community College, which has a graduation rate of 9%.

Diversity

Houma schools have a student population that is approximately 61% female. 30% of Houma college students are older than 24 years. In 2009, 32 in 100 college students in Houma identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. Unitech Training Academy-Houma, with 55% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Houma.

Houma Faculty Demographics

As of 2010, there were a total of 1,141 faculty employed by Houma colleges and universities. Of these faculty members, 39% were female and 22% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 3 for colleges and universities in Houma. Remington College-Baton Rouge had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Houma, with 1 to 1.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 2,740 $22,860 $25,000 -5.8%
2
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,300 $25,620 $32,000 19.8%
3
Office Clerks, General 1,820 $20,920 $28,240 25.5%
4
General and Operations Managers 1,470 $105,330 $113,100 -29.3%
5
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,330 $44,920 $54,330 -17.9%
6
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,240 $31,480 $35,340 27.8%
7
Registered Nurses 1,230 $55,910 $67,720 4.2%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,170 $32,700 $39,890 36.0%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 960 $41,100 $50,770 39.1%
10
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 950 $38,200 $41,360 41.8%
11
Social and Human Service Assistants 810 $25,760 $30,100 268.2%
12
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 710 $38,310 $50,360 34.0%
13
Ship Engineers 660 $73,390 $70,920 -1.5%
14
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 630 $21,060 $25,140 -34.4%
15
Carpenters 600 $38,020 $43,890 46.3%
16
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 580 $35,550 $45,860 18.4%
17
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 580 $45,640 $54,880
18
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 580 $34,760 $55,620 205.3%
19
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 570 $56,220 $62,260 26.7%
20
Electricians 510 $44,230 $51,810 37.8%
21
Construction Laborers 500 $25,770 $33,590 -15.3%
22
Cooks, Restaurant 490 $20,530 $23,260 -5.8%
23
Accountants and Auditors 420 $53,210 $68,960 20.0%
24
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 350 $43,350 $42,250 84.2%
25
Medical Assistants 320 $25,450 $29,760 39.1%
26
Security Guards 320 $21,410 $26,870 -3.0%
27
Correctional Officers and Jailers 290 $33,970 $42,780
28
Billing and Posting Clerks 280 $28,040 $33,270 -22.2%
29
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 280 $44,770 $60,160 21.7%
30
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 270 $38,590 $38,200 -25.0%
31
Pharmacy Technicians 260 $27,010 $29,330 100.0%
32
Managers, All Other 240 $66,480 $102,160 71.4%
33
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 220 n/a $24,180 -66.7%
34
Bakers 210 $19,280 $25,350 75.0%
35
Dental Assistants 200 $25,690 $34,140 33.3%
36
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 200 $50,160 $55,970 -39.4%
37
Loan Officers 200 $47,210 $65,900 53.8%
38
Sales Managers 180 $75,300 $114,110 -53.8%
39
Cooks, Short Order 180 $19,700 $21,030 -41.9%
40
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 180 $29,890 $37,070 38.5%
41
Financial Managers 180 $79,570 $116,970 -40.0%
42
Lawyers 170 $66,980 $129,440 70.0%
43
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $45,060 $44,860 183.3%
44
Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $84,360 $93,670 14.3%
45
Administrative Services Managers 140 $52,940 $84,390 -6.7%
46
Civil Engineers 120 $76,920 $82,280 100.0%
47
Industrial Production Managers 120 $79,430 $95,660 33.3%
48
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 120 $32,990 $41,880
49
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 $31,830 $33,300
50
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 110 $45,250 $43,850 10.0%