Best Christian Colleges in Louisiana 2022

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.

Best Christian Colleges in Louisiana 2022

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.


What are Louisiana’s Colleges & Universities?

Louisiana’s Best Overall

The following list of the best Christian schools consists entirely of colleges and universities that offer four-year undergraduate degrees. We’ve identified 6 Christian colleges in Louisiana. In order to be included in this ranking list of best Christian colleges and universities, a school must self-identify as Christian, be fully accredited, and offer a broad range of bachelor degree programs.

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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! 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 in their fields of study.

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

To rank the influence of schools, we first determine the influence of scholars and professionals based on the number of citations and publications they have had over the past 10 years. In addition to publications and citations, we consider the web links to and from these sources, and the page views of those sources. We then match the influential people to their alma maters and institutions of employment, so that their influence is attributed to those schools. Our machine-learning Influence Ranking algorithm produces a numerical score of academic achievements, merits, and citations across Wikipedia, wikidata, Crossref, Semantic Scholar and an ever-growing body of data. If you are interested in exploring how and why we rank by influence, explore our methodology in more depth.

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Best Christian Colleges in Louisiana 2022

  1. #1

    Loyola University New Orleans

    New Orleans , LA
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $43K

    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
    • Economics
    • Philosophy
    • Communications
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Business
    • Political Science
    • Religious Studies
    • History

    Most Influential Alumni

  2. #2

    Xavier University of Louisiana

    New Orleans , LA
    Other Rankings

    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:

    • Sociology
    • Communications
    • Mathematics
    • Medical
    • Computer Science
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Chemistry
    • Education
    • Business

    Most Influential Alumni

  3. #4

    Centenary College of Louisiana

    Shreveport , LA

    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:

    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Literature
    • Communications
    • Religious Studies
    • Biology
    • Psychology
    • Education
    • Earth Sciences

    Most Influential Alumni

  4. #5

    Louisiana Christian University

    Pineville , LA

    Tuition + fees

    $18K

    Acceptance

    71%

    Graduation

    34%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    985/20

    What is Louisiana Christian University known for?

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

    • Religious Studies
    • Law
    • Chemistry
    • Criminal Justice
    • Mathematics
    • Literature
    • Nursing
    • Social Work
    • Education
    • Business

    Most Influential Alumni

  5. #6

    University of Holy Cross

    New Orleans , LA

    Tuition + fees

    $15K

    Acceptance

    53%

    Graduation

    38%

    Student body

    <1K

    What is University of Holy Cross known for?

    University of Holy Cross’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Sociology
    • Psychology
    • Social Work
    • Law
    • Nursing
    • History
    • Education
    • Literature
    • Biology
    • Medical

    Most Influential Alumni

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2021 Ranking Archive

Many of our 2022 undergraduate focused rankings look considerably different than 2021. That’s because we took a fundamentally different apporach. For 2021 we utiulized our Concentrated Influence algorithm, designed to take away the size advantage larger schools have when we rank their faculty and alumni’s academic influence. Concentrated influence highlights smaller schools that are proportionally as successful as larger universities at cultivating influential alumni and faculty.

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