Louisiana’s Best Christian Colleges & Universities of 2021

For prospective college students looking for schools that align with their Christian faith and demonstrate academic excellence, here are the best Christian colleges and universities in Louisiana.

Louisiana’s Best Christian Colleges & Universities of 2021

Colleges and Universities in Louisiana

Though the culture in Louisiana is sure to draw you in, the affordability of its 26 public colleges and universities also makes it an appealing place to earn your degree. Seven community colleges average $4,000 for tuition, and the cost to attend its public institutions ranges from $5,000 to $12,000. With just shy of 27,000 students, Louisiana State University (LSU) is the largest public university, boasting a tuition rate of $12,000.

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LSU, located in Baton Rouge, offers degrees in engineering, education, theater, and landscape architecture. For those looking to merge their faith with their education, the state also has eight religious institutions, including Catholic, Methodist, and Baptist schools. Prospective students can also attend one of 10 private colleges, including Tulane University and Louisiana Culinary Institute. Tulane University’s tuition rate is $55,000, and it is best known for its medical and law schools. Attorneys in Louisiana who have debt from law school may be eligible to receive $5,000 annually through the Loan Repayment Assistance Program from the Bar Foundation.

Jazz, beignets, and Mardi Gras — the culture, food, and music of Louisiana make it an irresistible place to indulge. This L-shaped state is nicknamed The Pelican State, but the American alligator is also known to roam its lands. Wildlife aside, Louisiana is home to 36 higher education institutions that award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Louisiana offers a variety of higher education experiences, serving a full range of budgetary needs and career goals. Find out more about earning your degree from one of Louisiana’s colleges or universities.


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How do we determine Louisiana's best Christian colleges and universities?

Methodology

The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great. This is why, at the undergraduate level, we rank the best colleges and universities based on what we call “Concentrated Influence”. Concentrated Influence takes the combined influence score of a college or university’s top academic influencers (including faculty and alums) and divides it by the school’s total number of undergraduates.

Using concentrated influence gives small and mid-sized schools an opportunity to shine by taking away the size advantage of larger universities. A small school with proportionately more influential faculty than a large school, whose influence in absolute terms may be bigger, will nonetheless score higher in a concentrated influence ranking. Our approach highlights undergraduate schools that truly rank for excellence, regardless of size.

If you are serious about finding the best colleges and universities for a bachelor’s degree, you should be asking where the most influential professors are teaching and whether their graduates are themselves advancing the school’s reputation for academic excellence.

Most ranking sites rely on an opaque combination of reputation surveys and arbitrary performance metrics. Concentrated Influence provides a ranking that is free from bias, insulated from manipulation, and reflective of real-world educational outcomes.

There are 6 Christian colleges and universities in Louisiana, 5 of which satisfy our criteria. The best Christian schools below consist entirely of colleges and universities that offer four-year undergraduate degrees and the following four conditions:

  1. It must self-identify as Christian.
  2. It must be fully accredited.
  3. It must offer a broad range of bachelor degree programs.
  4. It must have a graduation rate greater than 30%.

5 Best Christian Colleges & Universities in Louisiana

  1. #1

    Dillard University

    New Orleans , LA
    #1352 of 3,439 Influence
    Rank
    #477 of 3,439 Desirability
    Rank

    Tuition + fees

    $19K

    Acceptance

    65%

    Graduation

    50%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1050/21

    What is Dillard University known for?

    Dillard University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Medical
    • Political Science
    • Business
    • Communications
    • Literature
    • Nursing
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Sociology
    • Biology
  2. #862 of 3,439 Influence
    Rank
    #348 of 3,439 Desirability
    Rank

    Tuition + fees

    $42K

    Acceptance

    72%

    Graduation

    59%

    Student body

    4K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1155/25

    What is Loyola University New Orleans known for?

    Loyola University New Orleans’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Law
    • Business
    • Economics
    • Philosophy
    • Education
    • Political Science
    • Literature
    • Communications
    • History
    • Religious Studies
  3. #3

    Louisiana College

    Pineville , LA
    #2785 of 3,439 Influence
    Rank
    #1447 of 3,439 Desirability
    Rank

    Tuition + fees

    $18K

    Acceptance

    71%

    Graduation

    34%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    985/20

    What is Louisiana College known for?

    Louisiana College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Business
    • Law
    • Religious Studies
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Biology
    • Medical
    • Communications
    • Psychology

    Most Influential Alumni

  4. #1755 of 3,439 Influence
    Rank
    #528 of 3,439 Desirability
    Rank

    Tuition + fees

    $26K

    Acceptance

    81%

    Graduation

    50%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1075/23

    What is Xavier University of Louisiana known for?

    Xavier University of Louisiana’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Political Science
    • Business
    • Medical
    • History
    • Computer Science
    • Communications
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Literature
  5. #2737 of 3,439 Influence
    Rank
    #1451 of 3,439 Desirability
    Rank

    Tuition + fees

    $38K

    Acceptance

    64%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1155/25

    What is Centenary College of Louisiana known for?

    Centenary College of Louisiana’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Religious Studies
    • Communications
    • Biology
    • Political Science
    • Psychology

    Most Influential Alumni

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