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Fortunately for you, Lafayette, 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!


 

Lafayette College and University Demographics

The 8 colleges and universities in Lafayette offer 184 degree and certificate programs in fields ranging from cognitive science to anthropology to clinical/medical laboratory assistant.

The top-ranked school in Lafayette is Cosmetology Training Center, with a nationwide rank of 66th in 2010. The school has approximately 99 students. Amongst students at Cosmetology Training Center, the most popular area of study is Beauty.

Tuition

Lafayette schools charge an average tuition of $4,600 per year. In Lafayette, tuition rates can vary from $14,745 per year to $1,032 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Remington College-Lafayette Campus, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus.

Financial Aid

Lafayette college students received $41,211,886 in grants, loans, and scholarships in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for $40,789,259 of the total. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $20,500,960, which was given by University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Lafayette Student Demographics

In 2010, 22,602 students were enrolled in Lafayette schools, which was 9% of the total college students in Louisiana. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, with 16,361 students, had the highest number of students in Lafayette, while Unitech Training Academy, with only 90 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Lafayette schools, 70 return to start their second year of college. Approximately 58% of students eventually graduate. Blue Cliff College-Lafayette has a graduation rate of 92%, which is the highest in amongst Lafayette schools. The lowest graduation rate is 7% for South Louisiana Community College.

Diversity

Of the 22,602 students attending Lafayette schools, 60% are female. 19% of Lafayette college students are older than 24 years. In 2009, 32% of Lafayette college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. Unitech Training Academy, with 68% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Lafayette.

Lafayette Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Lafayette colleges and universities employed a total of 3,585 faculty. 53% of faculty members at Lafayette schools were female. 51% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 8 for colleges and universities in Lafayette. Remington College-Baton Rouge had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Lafayette, 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 4,990 $21,440 $25,000 13.9%
2
Office Clerks, General 3,370 $23,190 $28,240 19.9%
3
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,650 $33,460 $35,340 17.3%
4
Registered Nurses 2,620 $70,480 $67,720 -7.7%
5
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,510 $28,350 $32,000 -0.8%
6
General and Operations Managers 2,150 $101,640 $113,100 -22.7%
7
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,940 $33,930 $39,890 64.4%
8
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,920 $39,030 $41,360 46.6%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,440 $40,740 $50,770 -4.6%
10
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,390 $20,710 $25,140 -28.0%
11
Home Health Aides 1,210 $19,250 $21,760 11.0%
12
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1,200 $34,660 $45,860 -1.6%
13
Construction Laborers 940 $23,380 $33,590 32.4%
14
Cooks, Restaurant 880 $22,430 $23,260 23.9%
15
Accountants and Auditors 870 $56,440 $68,960 81.3%
16
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 750 $58,940 $62,260 -7.4%
17
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 690 $34,370 $38,200 23.2%
18
Lawyers 690 $92,580 $129,440 23.2%
19
Social and Human Service Assistants 670 $24,760 $30,100 123.3%
20
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 660 $38,900 $50,360 29.4%
21
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 650 $19,760 $24,180 -18.8%
22
Carpenters 630 $39,170 $43,890 40.0%
23
Medical Assistants 600 $22,350 $29,760
24
Electricians 580 $41,770 $51,810 28.9%
25
Security Guards 550 $24,460 $26,870 -23.6%
26
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 480 $22,400 $29,200 -11.1%
27
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 470 $39,160 $55,620
28
Billing and Posting Clerks 460 $29,600 $33,270 9.5%
29
Cooks, Fast Food 450 $16,680 $18,540 -46.4%
30
Sales Managers 430 $71,140 $114,110 43.3%
31
Managers, All Other 400 $80,130 $102,160 37.9%
32
Correctional Officers and Jailers 360 $28,840 $42,780
33
Legal Secretaries 350 $34,680 $43,270 -16.7%
34
Petroleum Engineers 350 $97,290 $127,970 84.2%
35
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 340 $176,700 $180,870
36
Pharmacy Technicians 340 $27,700 $29,330 17.2%
37
Civil Engineers 320 $111,980 $82,280 68.4%
38
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 310 $22,530 $26,510 -8.8%
39
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 290 $50,510 $60,160 70.6%
40
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 290 $53,630 $55,970
41
Financial Managers 290 $79,060 $116,970 -32.6%
42
Dental Assistants 270 $25,470 $34,140 -3.6%
43
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 250 $41,230 $49,640 -43.2%
44
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 250 $41,740 $42,250 25.0%
45
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 250 $40,250 $38,190 19.0%
46
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 250 $34,110 $37,070 -19.4%
47
Engineers, All Other 230 $77,020 $91,770 -42.5%
48
Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $81,720 $93,670 -16.7%
49
Computer Programmers 190 $51,020 $74,900
50
Administrative Services Managers 180 $67,460 $84,390 -30.8%