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Schools Offering Education Programs in Louisiana

Around 1.7% of Louisiana's graduates graduate from education degree programs every year. Thus, Louisiana's 29 education schools put out approximately 2,006 education professionals each year.

Top Schools

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, which was ranked 26th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Louisiana that has a education program. It is located in Baton Rouge. In 2010, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College graduated 586 students from its education program. The tuition rate at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was $5,764 per year.

The second-ranked school in Louisiana that has a education program is Centenary College of Louisiana. Centenary College of Louisiana, which was ranked 37th in the country in 2010, is located in Shreveport. In 2010, 18 students graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana education program. The tuition rate at Centenary College of Louisiana was $24,080 per year.

Louisiana College, which was ranked 37th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Louisiana that has a education program. It is located in Pineville. 12 students graduated with degree in education from Louisiana College in 2010. The tuition rate at Louisiana College was $13,030 per year.


Tuition at Louisiana's education schools ranges from $31,754 per year to $1,182 per year. But, the average tuition is $6,559 per year. In 2010, the education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Louisiana were:

  1. Loyola University New Orleans - located in New Orleans, students are charged $31,754 per year
  2. Centenary College of Louisiana - located in Shreveport, students are charged $24,080 per year
  3. Xavier University of Louisiana - located in New Orleans, students are charged $17,100 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Louisiana education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Capital Area Technical College-Baton Rouge Campus - located in Baton Rouge, students are charged $1,182 per year
  2. Nunez Community College - located in Chalmette, students are charged $2,046 per year
  3. Bossier Parish Community College - located in Bossier City, students are charged $2,174 per year

An education degree from a Louisiana school... what next?

Postsecondary vocational teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, business teacher, and health specialties teacher are the professions of choice for a majority of education graduates in Louisiana. In 2010, there were 44,660 education professional working in Louisiana, including 2,120 instructional coordinators, 1,120 postsecondary vocational teachers, and 2,530 postsecondary teachers. The Louisiana counties with the largest populations of education professional are:

  1. Jefferson Davis County - 10,460 education professionals
  2. Ascension County - 7,610 education professionals
  3. Bossier County - 4,460 education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of education professionals is expected to grow by 11% by 2018. There are projected to be 39,900 education professionals working in Louisiana then. Of these 39,900 education professionals, the government predicts that 2,590 will be instructional coordinators, an unknown number will be postsecondary vocational teachers, and an unknown number will be postsecondary teachers.


On average, education professionals earn $58,806 per year. However, Louisiana education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,790 per year to more than $149,710 per year in 2010. On average education professional earn the most in the following Louisiana counties:

  1. Ascension County - $60,567 per year
  2. Jefferson Davis County - $58,575 per year
  3. Lafayette County - $52,280 per year

Education professionals in the following counties in Louisiana make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Grant County - $39,688 per year
  2. Bossier County - $43,583 per year
  3. Allen County - $45,578 per year

The education professionals with highest average salaries in Louisiana were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $98,740 per year
  2. Business Teacher - $77,630 per year
  3. Education Administrator - $72,820 per year

On average, the lowest paid education professionals in Louisiana were:

  1. Elementary School Teacher - $46,530 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $37,230 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in education in Louisiana and to compare salaries with various related fields such as teaching or elementary education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Education in Louisiana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education in Louisiana
  • Master's Degree in Education in Louisiana
  • Doctoral Degree in Education in Louisiana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Education Administrators, All Other n/a $72,820
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 24,550 $46,530 -17.1%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 6,460 $46,710 215.1%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,850 $46,690 13.9%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 2,530 $62,990 -50.0%
Instructional Coordinators 2,120 $49,680 44.2%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 1,170 $98,740 -32.0%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,120 $54,230 31.8%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 810 $37,230 97.6%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 550 $54,690 111.5%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 530 $77,630 140.9%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 520 $60,850 26.8%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 240 $48,320 14.3%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 210 $66,170 -30.0%

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