Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport in Shreveport

Shreveport, LA

Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport offers 3-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1. 84.1% are women, and 15.9% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport is 14114$, that is above national average. 85% of full-time Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,005
$30,001 - $48,000$14,460
$48,001 - $75,000$15,596
$75,001 - $110,000$11,607

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor (the 2d largest program, lasting 1 months) is $492 per year and $5,900 in total.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


356 of Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 81 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport number 69 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Louisiana.

Students at Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

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Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport graduation rate is above the national average.

85% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport is 7:1, that means that for every 7 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport offers 3 programs in total: 3 are for less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 130 universities in Louisiana state. Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport is one of the few institutions in Louisiana that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Louisiana state average data to help you compare.


Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 127 students with 3804 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport

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This place is a joke. Its nothing but a money pit. Very thrown together and unorganized. The instructors are not professional. Classes are overcrowded. My company paid for my schooling, otherwise I would still be complaining. If I had paid $10,000 I don’t want a book thrown at me and told to read and watch videos all day. They don’t want you to take any endorsements. They want you to do the bare minimum just to get your CDL and get out of their way so they can make money on the next victim.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Tanner Lyon who posted a year ago, please look me up on facebook. PM me "DDA Shreveport". I have some questions I'd like to ask you.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Attended back in 1995 and was great place to learn. Probably changed a lot since then but I definatly learned a lot from them.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Copied and pasted from the investigation letter I'm sending to the US Dept of Ed:I go to Diesel Driving Academy in Little Rock, AR. Their corporate headquarters is at 3523 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71109. It's an independent school that's not run under any trucking company which is why I chose to attend. I started school in LR in September 2015. About a month after I started the school was taken over by a trucking company called Stevens Transport. At that time my classmates and I were told that their students take precedence over us. Today for example DDA has 25 students and use 2 trucks Steven's has 12 students and use 3 trucks. So that's 5 trucks out of 10-12. The rest are broken down. I have spoken with Michael in the HR dept. at the corporate school and nothing's being done about my education. The first time I called corporate to complain about my education to Michael he called Jason who's the director of our LR DDA and Jason harassed me about calling and complaining. Because of this harassment I would like to remain anonymous related to correspondence to DDA until February 15, 2016. By then I should be graduated so it wouldn't further affect my education.I cannot understand how they are eligible to offer federal aid to their students because it's a scam to get student's aid money while not providing the education their supposed to. I would like an investigation into the amount of money I borrowed to be able to attend this school. Because they already have it I can't quit even though I'm getting nowhere. I'm wasting my time so I feel they have wasted my money.For the first month all we did was study for the written exam to get the CDL permit. We took a lot of tests that were similar to what was on our permit written test. However, that was the easy part. Now the hard part is getting trained to actually drive a CMV. For the last two weeks we've done nothing in the morning for 2 hours but sit around, then maybe get to drive once a day for 20-30 min if we're lucky twice a day. I don't think that I will be properly trained to pass the driving part of my exam in January which is what I paid to go to school here for. I could have gotten a cdl book, studied on my own and passed the permit test without DDA. I came to DDA because there's no other way to get trained to actually drive a CMV. That's what I need from DDA which they're not providing.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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"Because of Diesel Driving Academy's commercials running constantly on the .. 4-6 channels depending on weather and which way we turned the antennae with channel locks, this commercial was a 'driving' influence on my development. Constantly drawn to truckers and their big rigs, the rumble of neighboring trucks at rest stop lulled me to sleep frequently. I finally found my soul mate and we're in it fer the long haul. He drives a truck. He has a job my friend!" Thank YOU DDA!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 3523 Greenwood Road


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +3186366300

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: dda.edu

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