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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.


LSU of Alexandria is committed to providing undergraduate students the education, skills, development and other resources needed to establish the foundation for their future success. We create a welcoming environment that includes critical thinking, experiential learning, civic engagement and community partnerships.



LSU of Alexandria will be recognized across the state of Louisiana and beyond as a destination of choice for the outstanding undergraduate experience it offers.


Truth » LSUA is committed to the pursuit of truth, wherever it may lead.

Autonomy » LSUA recognizes the broad freedom to design and execute a life plan consistent with one’s principled beliefs.

Community » LSUA is comprised of dedicated, caring individuals who treat each other as family and operate as a team.

Perspective » LSUA strives to assist students and other members of its community understand the diverse viewpoints and worldviews generated by the many cultures across the state, the nation and the globe.


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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Public Records Request

Deron Thaxton
Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration and Chief Financial Officer
(318) 473-6409

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LSUA Campus Map

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Institutional Accreditation

Louisiana State University at Alexandria is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Louisiana State University at Alexandria also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Louisiana State University at Alexandria may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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 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 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).