Louisiana State University-Shreveport in Shreveport

Shreveport, LA

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Louisiana State University-Shreveport offers 146-degree programs and 15 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 77%. The most popular test is SAT - 2% of students submitted it in comparison to 96% of students who submitted ACT. 38.5% are women, and 61.5% are men. 2% percents of international students. Louisiana State University-Shreveport is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is 7717$, that is at the level of national average. 32% of full-time Louisiana State University-Shreveport students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $35,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

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 Louisiana State University-Shreveport is a public and non-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 pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

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

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,985
$30,001 - $48,000$6,318
$48,001 - $75,000$9,054
$75,001 - $110,000$10,129

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



    • Typical room charge for academic year: -

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    1863 of Louisiana State University-Shreveport undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 58 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Louisiana State University-Shreveport number 20 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Louisiana.

    Students at Louisiana State University-Shreveport awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    $30,001 - $48,000
    $48,001 - $75,000
    $75,001 - $110,000

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    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

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    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

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    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 Louisiana State University-Shreveport.


    ROTC - Army

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

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

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    Louisiana State University-Shreveport graduation rate is below the national average.

    32% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Louisiana State University-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 indicator doesn’t take into consideration 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 institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    2 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      Louisiana State University-Shreveport acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 69%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 8%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 64%, so Louisiana State University-Shreveport acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 13%.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The Louisiana State University-Shreveport full-time retention rate is 65% and part-time retention rate is 27%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Louisiana State University-Shreveport students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      930 - 1020

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 460 - 520
      Math: 470 - 500
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range


      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Louisiana State University-Shreveport students submitting ACT scores


      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      20 - 24

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 18 - 23
      Math: 21 - 25
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range


      SAT Score Converter

      The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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      For the High School Class of 2016:
      Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

      For the High School Class of 2017:
      Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is 20:1, that means that for every 20 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



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In Louisiana State University-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 Louisiana State University-Shreveport and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Louisiana.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by One University Place address in Shreveport, Louisiana.


      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Louisiana State University-Shreveport with 0.17% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and robbery.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Louisiana State University-Shreveport offers 146 programs in total: 94 are for Bachelor's degree, 34 - for Master's degree, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 130 universities in Louisiana state. Louisiana State University-Shreveport is one of the few institutions in Louisiana that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 15 distance education programs that are offered in the Louisiana State University-Shreveport: 12 are for Master's degree and 3 are Bachelor's degree.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


      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.


      Louisiana State University-Shreveport provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2503 students with 75102 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 747 with 17932 credit hours.


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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Louisiana State University-Shreveport

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      First day of school and it was pretty awesome. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Professors weren't strict. Very laid back. Still gets the job done though. Nice environment. Fun activities every week.

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      I don't know if they are understaffed or they just don't like some patients but my mother was not threaten very well. She was involved in an accident and when being treated at the hospital they didn't change her bloody sheets but instead was fixing the hair of the other patient in the room. Took over 10 min to respond to her iv machine going off but came within 3 min to her room mates call. Read an entire food menu to the other patient but didn't even offer food to m mother (she was not npo). When asked if she could have a bed bath because her tailbone and hip were broken and she couldn't get out of bed the aid tossed the bucket in the room infrint of the bed and left the room. Although I have heard good things about this hospital we did not see such things.

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      Excellent Professors and Small class sizes

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      U.S. Hot Air Balloon Championship Rally,

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      Overall Rating:

      Great school and teachers, whom are willing to guide you and help you succeed based on your own merit and motivation to become a professional in your field.

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      Location & Website

      Address: One University Place


      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +3187975000

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: lsus.edu

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