Tulane University graduates most students attending four-year colleges in Louisiana

Tulane University has the most students graduate college, according to an analysis of four-year colleges and universities in Louisiana federal education data.

Tulane recorded an 83 percent graduation rate, compared to slightly more than half who graduated at Loyola (56%). LSU graduated 67 percent, with Louisiana Tech graduating 53 percent.

The data was collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within 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. Data is available through the NCES Web portal’s College Navigator.

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

Louisiana four-year schools with the top graduation rates

Rank School City Enrollment Graduation rate
1 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans 12,581 83%
2 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge 31,409 67%
3 Remington College-Shreveport Campus Shreveport 297 63%
4 Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans 3,679 56%
5 Louisiana Tech University Ruston 12,672 53%
6 University of Holy Cross New Orleans 1,040 52%
7 Centenary College of Louisiana Shreveport 549 48%
8 Nicholls State University Thibodaux 6,255 47%
9 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette 17,519 44%
10 Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans 2,997 44%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

This a revised article first published by Watchdog News.

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