Three Louisiana schools earn top marks for 100 percent graduation rates

Digital Media Institute at InterTech was among the 10 colleges and universities in Louisiana with the highest graduation rates, according to a Watchdog analysis of federal education data.

The school and two others recorded a 100 percent graduation rate.

The analysis is based on numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is a unit of the U.S. Department of Education. The NCES provides the most current data on graduation rates, pricing, enrollment and accreditation at more than 7,000 post-secondary campuses. It is available through the NCES Web portal, College Navigator.

The analysis includes the graduation rates of students who began in 2010 at all four-year schools and fall 2013 at two-year schools reported to the U.S. Department of Education. Those time periods reflect 150 percent of the “normal time” for students to complete their academic programs.

Louisiana schools with the top graduation rates

Rank School City Enrollment Graduation rate
1 Digital Media Institute at InterTech Shreveport 100%
2 Healthcare Training Institute Kenner 46 100%
3 J’s Barber College Iberia 100%
4 Baton Rouge School of Computers Baton Rouge 58 97%
5 Learning Bridge Career Institute Houma 38 91%
6 Academy of Interactive Entertainment Lafayette 80 90%
7 Cosmetology Training Center Lafayette 106 89%
8 Cloyd’s Beauty School 3 Inc Monroe 36 86%
9 Crescent City Bartending School New Orleans 393 85%
10 Aveda Institute-Lafayette Lafayette 149 84%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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