Online College Courses Available in Louisiana (LA)

Known for its jazz music, rich swampland, Cajun and Creole history, and Mardi Gras culture, Louisiana is home to more than 4.5 million people and 7,721 miles of coastline along America’s Gulf Coast. Educational opportunities are abundant, as many of the state’s colleges and universities offer continuing education and online college courses in Louisiana and to students across the country and even the world. The state’s largest schools are Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, or LSU, in Baton Rouge, and Tulane University and the University of New Orleans in New Orleans. Though many things changed in Louisiana after the Gulf Coast was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, its colleges have continued to thrive and have come back stronger than ever.

New Orleans. Boasting a rich French culture, and with entertainment around every corner, New Orleans is also rich in educational opportunities, as many of the city’s institutions offer online college courses for New Orleans residents and beyond. The city is home to more than 340,000 residents and growing quickly, but was home to nearly half a million residents prior to Hurricane Katrina.

Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge is Louisiana’s capital and its second largest city, with just fewer than 230,000 residents reported in the 2010 census. Home to several colleges and universities, seven public, private, and for-profit institutions offer online college courses in Baton Rouge.

Shreveport. Home to nearly 200,000 people, Shreveport is located near the state’s border with Texas and Arkansas. Being the largest city in the state’s northern half, educational opportunities abound, as institutions offer many online college courses in Shreveport in a variety of fields and degree programs.

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