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About Louisiana State University of Alexandria

Louisiana State University at 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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

1959

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

1960

LSUA registered its first students.

1964

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

1967

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

1974

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

1986

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science transfer degrees approved.

1988

Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology added

1994

Associate in Criminal Justice added

1996

Associate of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science added

1999

Associate in Paralegal Studies added

2001
  • 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
2003
  • 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.
2006

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Mathematics adde

2007
  • 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
2008
  • 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
2010
  • Post Baccalaureate Certificates in Special Education Mild/Moderate for Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-12 added
  • Baseball-Softball on campus complex opened
2011
  • Multipurpose Academic Center (MPAC) opened
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Early Childhood Education added
2013
  • 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
2014

LSUA joined Red River Athletic Conference

2015
  • LSUA offered its first 100% online degrees
  • LSUA's SACSCOC accreditation reaffirmed
2017
  • 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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Statistics About LSUA

52%

Full-Time Students

48%

Part-Time Students

30%

Male

68%

Female

2,703

2018 Fall Undergraduate

3,167

Total Students Enrolled

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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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