There are a number of private and public colleges and universities in Louisiana. The University of Louisiana System, founded in 1974, is one of the twenty-largest public systems of higher education in the United States. It has eight universities throughout the state, enrolling about 83,000 students. The system offers over six hundred academic degree programs. The Louisiana State University System is another major institution of higher education in the state.
Some of the major universities in Louisiana are:
Tulane University: Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, Tulane University is a private, non-sectarian research university. It was founded in 1834 and has grown up to become one of the most prestigious private universities in the United States. The university offers courses in tropical medicine, social work, bio-engineering, biology, computer sciences, and architecture. Scott Cowen is the president.
Louisiana State University: Established in 1860, Louisiana State University is the flagship university of Louisiana. It is one of the twenty-one universities in the United States supporting land, sea and space grant research. The university is formally called the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. A total of 28,871 students enroll in the university every year supported by a staff of 5,000 members. John V. Lombardi is the president. The university offers academic programs in engineering, veterinary medicine, architecture, library and information science, and social work.
Louisiana Tech University: Located in Ruston, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech University, is a coeducational public research university. It was established in 1894 as the Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana. The various courses offered by the institution include natural and applied sciences, arts, business, engineering, and liberal arts. About 11,804 students enroll in the university every year supported by an academic staff of 504 members. The president of the university is Daniel D. Reneau.