2019 Best Online Community Colleges in Louisiana


These are the three community colleges in Louisiana that offer fully online associate degrees and certificates. They all have tuitions under $6,000, so they are all affordable options for Louisiana students. Delgado Community College, ranked #2, provides the biggest selection of online degrees. Students can pick among 17 different online associate degrees, including an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management, which has seven concentrations available in fields such as Music Business, Marketing, and more.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Campus Location
#1 #1 $5,189 Bossier City (LA)
#2 #2 $4,017 New Orleans (LA)
#3 #3 $4,018 Houma (LA)

2019 Online Community Colleges in Louisiana - Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $5,189
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Locations: Bossier City
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Both fully online and hybrid programs are offered by Bossier Parish Community College to individuals in need of a flexible learning alternative. Available degrees include an Associate of Science in Health Care Management, an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice with the option to complete an accelerated 12-month program, an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration, and an Associate of General Studies. Several Certificate of Technical Studies programs are also offered online. Available online student resources include academic advising, an online bookstore, and technical support.

  • Annual Tuition: $4,017
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Locations: New Orleans
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Delgado Community College offers several associate degrees in both fully online and hybrid formats. Online students begin with a self-paced orientation and are afforded the freedom to take classes at home, or anywhere with internet access. Academic resources include online academic advisement and technical support. Students use the online learning management system (Canvas) to take tests and quizzes, read course materials and submit assignments. Available degrees include an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management with several concentration options, an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting and an Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management.

Online Associate Degrees (17)

Online Certificate Programs (7)

  • Annual Tuition: $4,018
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Locations: Houma
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Individuals that are interested in an Associate in Business Administration, an Associate in General Studies or an Associate in Criminal Justice can earn these degrees fully online through the e-learning program offered by L E Fletcher Technical Community College. These online programs are ideal for self-motivated students who can commit to 10–15 hours of studying per course each week. Workforce online courses are also offered by the school and are conducted in six-week formats.

Overview of the Louisiana Community College System

The Louisiana Community and Technical College system (LCTC), comprised of 12 community colleges spread throughout the state, has a total enrollment of 25,052 students. Louisiana has a free college program which covers living costs. Half-time students are not eligible. Other eligibility requirements include a minimum GPA of 2.5, a minimum ACT score of the prior-year state average, meeting TOPS Louisiana residency requirements and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

Average funding per each full-time student for all schools in the state is $7,141.75. LCTC offers two scholarships: the Give Where We Live Scholarship and the Five for Six Scholarship. The former is funded through employees of the system ($500 scholarships are awarded annually) and the latter is awarded to students without a high school diploma or equivalency.

Admission requirements may vary, but first-time freshmen generally fall into one of four categories: high school graduate, GED/HiSET recipient, non-high school graduate (must take an Ability to Benefit Test) or home-schooled graduate (transcripts are not required, but applicants must demonstrate that they have completed a state-approved or regionally accredited program). Applicants must submit their immunization records or have completed an immunization waiver. Males must submit proof of registration with selective service.

LCTC colleges offer both on-campus and online associate degree programs, many of which transfer directly to four-year institutions. The mission of Louisiana community colleges is to train students to think critically and prepare them to reach their academic, career and personal goals.


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