Psychology Schools in Louisiana

This guide to schools in Louisiana provides you with important information on the many undergraduate and graduate psychology programs in the state so that you can find the best program for your academic and career goals.

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Louisiana Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Louisiana

Our curated list of third-party and proprietary rankings can be useful in measuring the overall value and reputation of a program. Lists include College Factual, Psychology Degree 411, The Princeton Review, and Times Higher Education. Note if one of these lists is not present below, no schools in the state were named on it. Generally, schools and programs ranked on multiple lists tend to be stronger in academic quality.

Schools Ranked on Multiple Lists

  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Xavier University of Louisiana

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • Tulane University of Louisiana (#30)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (#191)2

Psychology Degree 411’s Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs

  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (#30)
  • Louisiana State University-Alexandria (#35)3

The Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Psychology Majors 2024

  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Xavier University of Louisiana4

Lowest-Priced Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Louisiana schools with bachelor’s degrees in psychology have the lowest average net prices. Please note that we grouped regional campuses together and included a range for the net price of these schools. We have included each school’s graduation rate, a key quality metric.

  • Louisiana State University Regional Campuses ($7,274-$7,587 / Grad rate: 31%-33%)
  • McNeese State University ($10,154 / Grad rate: 46%)
  • University of Louisiana Regional Campuses ($11,353-$13,036 / Grad rate: 51%)
  • University of New Orleans ($11,508 / Grad rate: 38%)
  • Louisiana Tech University ($12,243 / Grad rate: 60%)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University ($12,291 / Grad rate: 44%)
  • Nicholls State University ($12,365 / Grad rate: 46%)
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary ($13,898 / Grad rate: 36%)
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana ($14,238 / Grad rate: 46%)
  • Louisiana Christian University ($14,566 / Grad rate: 36%)1

Top 7 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Louisiana

This table compares the top seven bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Louisiana based on a graduation rate above 50% and an annual net price below $31,000. A high graduation rate is a top indicator of student success, and affordability is a key consideration for prospective undergrad students. Programs in bold text offer hybrid or online options.

SchoolGrad Rate*1Accept Rate1Median Debt*6Median Earnings*6Full Price In State1Full Price Out of State1Net Price*1
University of Louisiana at Monroe51%70%$21,500$44,507$18,633$30,733$11,353
Louisiana Tech University60%62%$22,135$50,632$19,512$26,253$12,243
University of Louisiana at Lafayette51%75%$22,902$45,080$22,024$35,752$13,036
Xavier University of Louisiana51%95%$24,053$50,802$37,263$37,263$18,080
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College70%76%$20,500$59,454$25,910$42,587$21,296
Loyola University New Orleans67%78%$26,000$50,080$59,637$59,637$23,808
Centenary College of Louisiana60%64%$27,000$49,077$52,760$52,760$30,050

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Louisiana

This table compares all of Louisiana’s graduate-level psychology programs from not-for-profit schools on multiple factors.

We’ve included accreditation status by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC), and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). We also highlight the levels offered, 2020-2022 pass rates for the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP), and tuition information. Note EPPP scores are reported by degree type (clinical, counseling, or school psychology) and level (PhD or PsyD), so some schools may be listed more than once to include all pass rates. Schools in bold text offer hybrid or online options. Tuition per credit hour is more relevant for master’s and PsyD programs due to the fact that PhD students typically receive more program-awarded funding.

SchoolAccreditation7-10Levels OfferedEPPP Pass Rate 2020-2211EPPP # Taking 2020-2211Grad Tuition Per Credit Hour
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPPhD95%21$957
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (School PhD)APA, NASPPhD100%9$957
Louisiana State University-ShreveportNASPSSP$344
Louisiana Tech UniversityAPAMA69%13$714
McNeese State UniversityMA$500
Nicholls State UniversityNASPSSP$412
Northwestern State University of LouisianaMS$475
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityMA$286
The Chicago School at Xavier University of LouisianaAPAMA, PhD, PsyD50%8$1,368
Tulane University of LouisianaAPAMS, PhD92%10$1,606
University of Louisiana at LafayetteMS$1,637
University of Louisiana at MonroeMS$1,044
University of New OrleansMS, PhD$962

Louisiana Schools With Psychology Programs

Note: Student Reviews are based on the experiences of a few individuals and not everyone has the same results. Please review the “Data, Student Reviews, and Other Information” section in our Terms of Use and Disclaimers.

McNeese State University
4205 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 475-5000

Student Review: “The experience that I had at McNeese State University was a bit of disappointment. The classes were not challenging to me at all. Most of what I was taught there was already taught to me in my high school. Because of this, I lost interest in school and every day was dreadful. I did not want to be there at all. The only upside about the whole situation was that there was a lot of help at the school and I really liked that. This is probably the only reason I passed and graduated with a 3.3 GPA. I would attend as many tutoring courses as I could and I would ask my teachers questions whenever they were available.” – student at McNeese State University

Student Review: “I was highly unhappy and disappointed during my time at McNeese State University. I just felt like an outsider from my freshman year all the way to my senior year. I made no friends at all so I did not experience the “college life.” The curriculum was very basic for a state school and often left me unchallenged. This all left me uninterested and often failing. The only good thing about school was there was a lot of help from teachers when I did have trouble. I even graduated on time due to this help from the teachers.” – student at McNeese State University

*Table Notes:
-N.Av. indicates data is not available.
-Metrics are institution-wide unless otherwise noted.
-Graduation rate is completion percentage within six years of start.
-Median (average) debt is cumulative federal loan debt for undergraduate completers in 2020-2021.
-Median earnings are from the 2020-2021 cohort 10 years post school entry.
-Net price is the average yearly price paid by full-time, first-year undergraduate students receiving financial aid. See NCES for more in-depth information.

1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. College Factual, Best Colleges Offering Degrees in Psychology (Nationwide): https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/psychology/rankings/top-ranked/#
3. Psychology Degree 411 Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs: https://www.psychologydegree411.com/degrees/online/
4. The Princeton Review. The Best 388 Colleges, 2023 Edition. The Princeton Review, 2022.
5. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 – Psychology: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2023/subject-ranking/psychology
6. Department of Education College Scorecard: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/data/
7. American Psychological Association Accredited Programs: https://accreditation.apa.org/accredited-programs
8. Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs, Directory: https://www.cacrep.org/directory/
9. Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council Accredited Programs: https://mpcacaccreditation.org/accredited-programs/
10. National Association for School Psychologists, Approved Programs: https://apps.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/graduate-program-approval-and-accreditation/approved-accredited.aspx
11. The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, 2023 Psychology Licensing Exam Scores by Doctoral Program: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.asppb.net/resource/resmgr/eppp_/doctoralreportoct2023.pdf