Louisiana New Orleans

Tra­di­tion­al Schools in Louisiana

alphabetical / by state

20 Traditional Schools in Louisiana

Louisiana has a singular culture, and that culture, more than its copious natural resources, agriculture, or industry, is Louisiana’s calling card. The first European explorers were the Spanish, though the French were the first to establish permanent settlements, boldly claiming all of the land from the Mississippi Delta to the farther reaches of Canada. While the Spanish and Britain took over the land after the Seven Years’ War, it was during the late 1700s that the French Acadians emigrated South from Canada, forced out by the British, and established an entirely new culture that would come to be called Cajun. Meanwhile, as the slave trade grew to supply labor for Louisiana’s sugar, tobacco, and cotton plantations, the African-American population grew, while free people of African descent arrived in large numbers to escape unrest in Haiti in the early 19th century, mixing with Native American and European groups to form a distinct and rich culture, the Creole. Though the people of Louisiana have periodically faced incredible hardships, from economic devastation after the Civil War. to hurricanes and flooding, to environmental destruction from industrialization, Louisiana’s culture has survived and flourished, protected by a palpable sense that Louisiana’s wealth lives in its people. Tourism - including casino and riverboat gambling, cuisine, cultural tourism, and, of course, New Orleans and Mardi Gras - is central to Louisiana’s economy, contributing to more than $5 billion in revenue every year. Visitors come from around the world to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the state’s many historic plantations, as well as art museums, music festivals, and other cultural events. Louisiana is also one of the nation’s most productive energy states, with high production of oil and natural gas, and the petroleum industry is big business, including offshore drilling and refineries. Louisiana also has a national reputation as one of the best states for small business, using low taxes and incentives to help entrepreneurs start and sustain their endeavors. And Louisiana’s higher education system is perfectly calibrated to provide for all of the state’s unique educational needs.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Bridges Christian College

New Orleans, Louisiana

Dillard University

Grambling, Louisiana

Grambling State University

Lafayette, Louisiana

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Monroe, Louisiana

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Alexandria, Louisiana

Louisiana State University-Alexandria

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
58.6
College Consensus
83.1
Student Consensus
34.2
Publisher Consensus

Louisiana State University and Agri­cul­tur­al & Mechanical College

New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

Shreveport, Louisiana

Louisiana State University-Shreveport

Ruston, Louisiana

Louisiana Tech University

New Orleans, Louisiana

Loyola University New Orleans

Lake Charles, Louisiana

McNeese State University

New Orleans, Louisiana

University of New Orleans

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Nicholls State University

Natchitoches, Louisiana

North­west­ern State University of Louisiana

Hammond, Louisiana

South­east­ern Louisiana University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Southern University and A & M College

New Orleans, Louisiana

Southern University at New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
65.3
College Consensus
81.8
Student Consensus
48.8
Publisher Consensus

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana