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So you're from Metairie, LA?

Fortunately for you, Metairie, 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!


 

Metairie College and University Demographics

There are 29 degree and certificate programs in disciplines such as administrative assistant and secretarial science, general, computer and information sciences, general and psychology, general offered at Metairie's 4 colleges and universities for you to choose from.

Metairie's top-ranked school is Blue Cliff College-Metairie. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 75th. Approximately 355 students are currently enrolled at Blue Cliff College-Metairie. Healthcare is the most popular course of study at Blue Cliff College-Metairie.

Tuition

Metairie schools charge an average tuition of $9,446 per year. The Metairie school charging the highest tuition rates is Blue Cliff College-Metairie, which charges students $15,182 per year. The lowest tuition rate in Metairie is at Louisiana Technical College-Jefferson Campus, which charges students $2,955 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

An estimated $0 in financial aid was received by students at Metairie colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $0 of this aid. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $0, which was given by Louisiana Technical College-Jefferson Campus.

Metairie Student Demographics

Approximately 2% of Louisiana students were enrolled in Metairie colleges in 2010. That is 3,896 students. The school with the highest number of student enrolled in Metairie was University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus, with 1,864 students. Blue Cliff College-Metairie, with only 355 students, had the lowest total enrollment in Metairie.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Metairie colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 64%. Approximately 29% of students eventually graduate. Blue Cliff College-Metairie has the highest graduation rate in Metairie, with 57% of students graduating. Louisiana Technical College-Jefferson Campus has the lowest rate, with 14% graduating.

Diversity

Metairie schools have a student population that is approximately 59% female. The ratio of Metairie students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 54 to 100. For every 100 Metairie college students, 74 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. The Metairie school with the highest percentage of minority students was University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus, with 83% of students identifying themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background.

Metairie Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Metairie colleges and universities employed a total of 829 faculty. Of these faculty members, 43% were female and 16% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

Metairie schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 7 in 2009. Remington College-Baton Rouge had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Metairie.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 3,150 $24,480 $25,000
2
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,070 $24,300 $32,000
3
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,670 $46,190 $54,330
4
General and Operations Managers 2,500 $101,820 $113,100
5
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,100 $18,500 $25,140
6
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,940 $35,520 $41,360
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,830 $27,380 $35,340
8
Registered Nurses 1,810 $61,230 $67,720
9
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,620 $31,370 $39,890
10
Home Health Aides 1,550 $19,210 $21,760
11
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,350 $39,020 $50,770
12
Construction Laborers 1,050 $33,200 $33,590
13
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 940 $67,520 $62,260
14
Electricians 880 $45,550 $51,810
15
Carpenters 810 $33,700 $43,890
16
Cooks, Fast Food 810 $17,240 $18,540
17
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 790 $29,210 $55,620
18
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 750 $35,910 $45,860
19
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 710 $37,410 $50,360
20
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 670 $18,650 $24,180
21
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 620 $26,440 $38,200
22
Accountants and Auditors 610 $56,210 $68,960
23
Cooks, Restaurant 510 $22,730 $23,260
24
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 470 $72,680 $89,990
25
Medical Assistants 460 $21,640 $29,760
26
Security Guards 420 $23,740 $26,870
27
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 400 $48,050 $55,220
28
Billing and Posting Clerks 400 $28,300 $33,270
29
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 390 $55,340 $55,970
30
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 370 $47,450 $54,880
31
Pharmacy Technicians 350 $29,300 $29,330
32
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 350 $25,670 $36,170
33
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 350 $20,920 $29,200
34
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 320 $45,880 $51,550
35
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 310 $39,050 $42,250
36
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 300 $37,110 $73,010
37
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 280 $29,980 $37,070
38
Loan Officers 280 $47,140 $65,900
39
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 280 $47,270 $60,160
40
Chemical Plant and System Operators 280 $60,140 $54,700
41
Financial Managers 250 $76,830 $116,970
42
Lawyers 240 $82,390 $129,440
43
Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $33,320 $30,100
44
Dental Assistants 210 $26,870 $34,140
45
Sales Managers 210 $89,570 $114,110
46
Civil Engineers 210 $81,310 $82,280
47
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 200 $44,730 $38,430
48
Instructional Coordinators 200 $47,060 $61,270
49
Medical and Health Services Managers 190 $74,280 $93,670
50
Petroleum Engineers 190 $89,350 $127,970