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Louisiana Schools

Academia in Louisiana is a declining field. Below are statistics, charts and analysis on trends in the academic community in Louisiana.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Louisiana By Profession

2,577 2,603 2,606 2,346
133 154 173 164
2,298 2,415 2,585 2,514
1,718 1,692 1,761 1,819
1,868 1,895 1,902 1,998
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

The number of faculty at Louisiana's 155 colleges and universities grew from 8,594 members to 8,841 between the years 2006 and 2009.

Thus the number of collegiate level faculty has seen a increase of 3%.

Average faculty salaries in Louisiana

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

The average salary of higher education faculty in Louisiana is $47,749 per year. This is less than faculty salaries in the rest of the country, which average $57,293 per year. And generally, in Louisiana, male faculty earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Louisiana

No data at this time.

Of Louisiana's 7,329 higher education faculty members, 46% have tenure and 25% are on the tenure track.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Louisiana by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Louisiana Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 3.57% 6.99% 3.91%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Louisiana
  • Light Blue: National

In Louisiana the number of full-time faculty in the state has grown by 4%. Conversly from 2006 to 2009, the number of part-time faculty has decreased by 6%. Thus, working full-time is becoming more popular in Louisiana.

National Vs. Louisiana Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 3.8% -0.69% -6.29%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Louisiana
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Louisiana

No data at this time.

In 2009 22% of part-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background. While 21% of those who were working on a full-time basis identified themselves as being from an ethnically diverse background.

Part time faculty minorities in Louisiana

No data at this time.

National Vs. Louisiana Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 3.36% 6.91% 2.27%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Louisiana
  • Yellow: National

The total number of ethnic or racial minority faculty in Louisiana state increased by 3% from 2006 to 2009. National statistics are consistent with this. Nationally, 788,996 higher education faculty were working in 2006. Of these, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background. And in 2009, 855,625 faculty were working around the nation. 151,691 of these were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Louisiana by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Louisiana by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Louisiana Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 1.04% 1.25% -3.68%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Louisiana
  • Light Blue: National

As the percentage of minorities in academia has shrunk in Louisiana, the percentage of women has decreased. National trends are inconsistent with this. On a national level, the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has increased by 9% between the years 2006 and 2009.

National Vs. Louisiana Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 6.79% 9.06% 6.62%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Louisiana
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Louisiana Faculty employment by Gender

National Louisiana
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 46%
Women 54%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Louisiana


As the number of higher education faculty in Louisiana has grown, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased.

Currently in Louisiana, there are 229,372 undergraduate students and 33,611 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Louisiana

4389 5042 4956 5518 5700
19494 20833 20664 20505 20045
539 599 743 757 2249
6465 6188 6031 6197 6685
7021 11208 10273 15855 19869
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Louisiana


In 2009, 13,798 students graduated from colleges and universities in Louisiana. Of these students, 37% graduated from bachelors degree programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Louisiana


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the colleges and universities in Louisiana.

Retention rates in Louisiana

Returning Students 59%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Louisiana, for every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs, 59 students return to school the following year and 46 students eventually graduate. This is consistent with national trends show a retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Louisiana

Graduation Students 46%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Louisiana Students By Gender

National Louisiana
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 40%
Women 60%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in Louisiana is diverse. 60% of the 262,983 students studying in the state's colleges and universities are female. Approximately 36% of Louisiana's students identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. These numbers are consistent with national statistics, which show that 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from minority backgrounds.

National Vs. Louisiana Students Minorities

National Louisiana
Minorities 29%
Minorities 36%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Louisiana

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  1. Louisiana Teaching Schools117,853 Employed
  2. Louisiana Business Schools69,566 Employed
  3. Louisiana Engineering Schools36,970 Employed
  4. Louisiana Biology Schools25,097 Employed
  5. Louisiana Liberal Arts Schools24,699 Employed
  6. Louisiana Law Schools23,614 Employed
  7. Louisiana Art Schools19,535 Employed
  8. Louisiana Communications Schools19,406 Employed
  9. Louisiana Music Schools19,083 Employed
  10. Louisiana Business Administration Schools16,453 Employed
  11. Louisiana Psychology Schools15,965 Employed
  12. Louisiana Nursing Schools15,092 Employed
  13. Louisiana Educational Leadership Schools14,861 Employed
  14. Louisiana English Schools14,322 Employed
  15. Louisiana Finance Schools14,051 Employed
  16. Louisiana Counseling Schools13,501 Employed
  17. Louisiana Special Education Schools13,469 Employed
  18. Louisiana Architecture Schools13,008 Employed
  19. Louisiana Management Schools12,013 Employed
  20. Louisiana Accounting Schools11,973 Employed
  21. Louisiana Early Childhood Education Schools11,856 Employed
  22. Louisiana Math Schools11,815 Employed
  23. Louisiana Health Science Schools11,561 Employed
  24. Louisiana MBA Schools11,433 Employed
  25. Louisiana Political Science Schools10,799 Employed
  26. Louisiana Public Health Schools10,746 Employed
  27. Louisiana Chemistry Schools10,738 Employed
  28. Louisiana Marketing Schools10,306 Employed
  29. Louisiana Physics Schools9,891 Employed
  30. Louisiana History Schools9,780 Employed
  31. Louisiana Information Systems Schools9,502 Employed
  32. Louisiana Speech Therapy Schools9,471 Employed
  33. Louisiana Sociology Schools9,457 Employed
  34. Louisiana Criminal Justice Schools9,404 Employed
  35. Louisiana Elementary Education Schools8,347 Employed
  36. Louisiana BSN Schools8,170 Employed
  37. Louisiana Forensic Nursing Schools8,170 Employed
  38. Louisiana RN to BSN Schools8,170 Employed
  39. Louisiana Veterinary Schools7,706 Employed
  40. Louisiana Design Schools7,634 Employed
  41. Louisiana Computer Science Schools6,943 Employed
  42. Louisiana Information Technology Schools6,785 Employed
  43. Louisiana Social Work Schools6,040 Employed
  44. Louisiana Human Services Schools5,922 Employed
  45. Louisiana Nutrition Schools5,899 Employed
  46. Louisiana International Business Schools5,573 Employed
  47. Louisiana Theology Schools5,036 Employed
  48. Louisiana Biochemistry Schools4,956 Employed
  49. Louisiana Civil Engineering Schools4,664 Employed
  50. Louisiana Culinary Schools4,551 Employed
  51. Louisiana Radiology Technology Schools4,523 Employed
  52. Louisiana Biomedical Engineering Schools4,242 Employed
  53. Louisiana Mechanical Engineering Schools4,207 Employed
  54. Louisiana Construction Management Schools4,023 Employed
  55. Louisiana Forestry Schools3,946 Employed
  56. Louisiana Human Resources Schools3,666 Employed
  57. Louisiana X Ray Technician Schools3,630 Employed
  58. Louisiana Public Administration Schools3,619 Employed
  59. Louisiana Healthcare Administration Schools3,339 Employed
  60. Louisiana Visual Communications Schools3,140 Employed
  61. Louisiana Web Design Schools3,089 Employed
  62. Louisiana Hospitality Schools2,977 Employed
  63. Louisiana Paralegal Schools2,928 Employed
  64. Louisiana Electrical Engineering Schools2,919 Employed
  65. Louisiana Gerontology Schools2,614 Employed
  66. Louisiana Computer Networking Schools2,553 Employed
  67. Louisiana Sports Management Schools2,384 Employed
  68. Louisiana Creative Writing Schools2,367 Employed
  69. Louisiana Occupational Therapy Schools2,327 Employed
  70. Louisiana Dental Hygienist Schools2,292 Employed
  71. Louisiana Sports Medicine Schools2,276 Employed
  72. Louisiana Graphic Design Schools2,213 Employed
  73. Louisiana Small Business Schools2,209 Employed
  74. Louisiana Fashion Schools2,180 Employed
  75. Louisiana Fashion Marketing Schools2,180 Employed
  76. Louisiana Fashion Merchandising Schools2,180 Employed
  77. Louisiana Computer Engineering Schools2,176 Employed
  78. Louisiana Drafting Schools2,148 Employed
  79. Louisiana Fire Science Schools2,132 Employed
  80. Louisiana Supply Chain Management Schools2,050 Employed
  81. Louisiana Organizational Psychology Schools1,996 Employed
  82. Louisiana Respiratory Therapy Schools1,929 Employed
  83. Louisiana Property Management Schools1,923 Employed
  84. Louisiana Homeland Security Schools1,816 Employed
  85. Louisiana Healthcare Management Schools1,774 Employed
  86. Louisiana Health Information Schools1,771 Employed
  87. Louisiana Film Schools1,712 Employed
  88. Louisiana Video Production Schools1,712 Employed
  89. Louisiana School Psychology Schools1,656 Employed
  90. Louisiana Health Information Management Schools1,566 Employed
  91. Louisiana Surgical Technology Schools1,548 Employed
  92. Louisiana Carpentry Schools1,321 Employed
  93. Louisiana Journalism Schools1,294 Employed
  94. Louisiana Risk Management Schools1,274 Employed
  95. Louisiana Physical Therapy Assistant Schools1,265 Employed
  96. Louisiana Mental Health Schools1,263 Employed
  97. Louisiana Physician Assistant Schools1,109 Employed
  98. Louisiana Physical Therapy Schools999 Employed
  99. Louisiana Sonography Schools946 Employed
  100. Louisiana Ultrasound Technology Schools946 Employed
  101. Louisiana Interior Design Schools798 Employed
  102. Louisiana Forensic Science Schools767 Employed
  103. Louisiana Public Relations Schools744 Employed
  104. Louisiana Industrial Design Schools744 Employed
  105. Louisiana Advertising Schools744 Employed
  106. Louisiana Criminology Schools656 Employed
  107. Louisiana Music Therapy Schools615 Employed
  108. Louisiana Clinical Psychology Schools514 Employed
  109. Louisiana Music Production Schools384 Employed
  110. Louisiana Computer Programming Schools353 Employed
  111. Louisiana Medical Coding Schools334 Employed
  112. Louisiana Hotel Management Schools263 Employed
  113. Louisiana Web Development Schools210 Employed
  114. Louisiana Business Management Schools104 Employed
  115. Louisiana Emergency Management Schools104 Employed
  116. Louisiana Christian Counseling Schools95 Employed
  117. Louisiana Ministry Schools95 Employed
  118. Louisiana Fashion Design Schools43 Employed
  119. Louisiana Animation Schools29 Employed
  120. Louisiana Computer Animation Schools29 Employed
  121. Louisiana Video Game Design Schools29 Employed
  122. Louisiana Medical Billing Schools24 Employed
  123. Louisiana Court Reporter Schools6 Employed

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