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About Louisiana State University of Alexandria

Louisiana State University of Alexandria is a publicly supported institution that provides undergraduate level college education to the citizens of Central Louisiana. The university is a unit of the LSU System and operates under the auspices of the Louisiana Board of Regents.


As the only state-supported undergraduate university in Louisiana, LSUA’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of affordable undergraduate degrees in a robust academic environment that challenges students to excel and creates proactive and reciprocal relationships that meet the needs of the diverse student body and community that it serves.


LSUA envisions itself as a University of choice, recognized for academic excellence, committed to student and community growth through teaching, research, and service, and esteemed as a contributor to the economic, cultural, and intellectual growth of Louisiana.


Louisiana Legislature authorized the establishment of LSUA as a two-year commuter college under the governance of the LSU Board of Supervisors.


LSUA registered its first students.


First Degree Program - Associate in Nursing - in Division of Nursing.


The additional academic divisions of Liberal Arts, Business Administration, and Sciences developed.


LSUA was accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate degrees.


Associate of Arts and Associate of Science transfer degrees approved.


Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology added


Associate in Criminal Justice added


Associate of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science added


Associate in Paralegal Studies added

  • The Louisiana Legislature passed legislation (Senate Bill 853) allowing Louisiana State University at Alexandria to offer baccalaureate degrees.
  • Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology added
  • First bachelor's degree graduates
  • LSUA began offering four baccalaureate degrees: Biology, General Studies, Elementary Education, and Liberal Studies
  • Reorganized into colleges and departments rather than divisions.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Mathematics adde

  • LSUA began Selective Admissions
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration added
  • The Oaks, LSUA’s student housing complex opened
  • LSUA hired its first athletic director
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Communications Studies, and English and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Nursing added
  • LSUA began competing in NAIA men’s baseball and women’s fast-pitch softball
  • Post Baccalaureate Certificates in Special Education Mild/Moderate for Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-12 added
  • Baseball-Softball on campus complex opened
  • Multipurpose Academic Center (MPAC) opened
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Early Childhood Education added
  • Addition of BS in Elder Care Administration and BS in Medical Laboratory Science
  • LSU Board of Supervisors approved the addition of five new sports—men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s tennis

LSUA joined Red River Athletic Conference

  • LSUA offered its first 100% online degrees
  • LSUA's SACSCOC accreditation reaffirmed
  • Addition of BS in Chemistry, BS in Health Professions, and BA in World Religions 
  • Addition Of Post-Baccalaureate certifications in Significant Disabilities and Adaptive Physical Education

Explore LSUA

Find out more about academics, student life, athletics and more by clicking here and taking a virtual tour of LSUA.

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Chancellor's Office

Dr. Paul Coreil was named interim chancellor in June 2019. Find a list of cabinet minutes and all University policies here.

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Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan is the guiding plan for the University for the foreseeable future. It lays out plans for future University expansion and where new buildings may be placed.

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University History

LSUA will soon celebrate its 60th anniversary and has grown from a two-year commuter college to a vibrant and growing four-year University.

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University Services & Affiliates

LSUA offers a number of additional serves such as continuing education and oversees the Alexandria Museum of Art in downtown.

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Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications
(318) 427-0132

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LSUA Campus Map

Our 2000-acre, tree-lined campus features more than 20 major buildings. There's lots to do, schedule your visit today!

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Institutional Accreditation

Louisiana State University at Alexandria is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Louisiana State University at Alexandria.

Please note that the Commission's address and telephone number are published here so that interested constituents can inquire about the accreditation status of LSUA, ask questions about the accreditation process, or pursue procedures for filing complaints against LSUA. Routine inquiries about LSUA (e.g., questions about admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc.) should be addressed directly to LSUA and not to the Commission.

Programmatic Accreditation

The university also maintains programmatic accreditation for specific academic programs:

The Associate of Science in Nursing and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN);

The Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT);

The Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS);

The Certificate in Pharmacy Technology is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP);

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP);

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the Bachelor of Science in Accounting are accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).