As the local training administrator for Louisiana’s world-class FastStart customized training, CLTCC is a vital asset for industry. As a two-year public technical college, it’s a strategic resource for both residents and industry, offering a range of Associate Degrees, certificates and diplomas in courses of study that ensure sharpened skills and a high level of life-long learning. Obviously, CLTCC works closely with area industry for training needs, but the school also closely monitors industrial trends, altering and refining course offerings in response to an ever-changing global marketplace. The newly renovated six-building complex in Ferriday encompasses more than 30,000 square feet of classroom space, spreading over six acres.
Established as an agricultural school in Copiah County, Mississippi in 1915, Co-Lin, as it is familiarly known, has become a respected member of the state’s community college system, educating students at four campus locations, including Natchez. Co-Lin offers a range of educational options that allow students to either join the workforce with leading skills or to continue their education at four-year institutions of higher learning. With a low student-teacher ratio and highly credentialed staff, Co-Lin prepares students for a global world with workforce and critical thinking skills and comprehensive academic knowledge, from fine arts to business, from mathematics and computer science to physical and social science.
When it was founded in Claiborne County, Mississippi in 1871, Alcorn made history as the nation’s first state-supported college for African Americans, beginning what is now nearing a 150-year tradition of excellence. Novelist Alex Haley, author of the blockbuster novel Roots, attended Alcorn, and over the years, the school has expanded in student population as well as locations. Alcorn Natchez is home to the School of Nursing, offering Associate, Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing programs, and the School for Business, offering a B.S. program in accounting, business administration, and an MBA in business administration.
Since Alcorn’s historic beginning in Lorman as a two-building campus where 179 students were enrolled, the University has grown to encompass more than 1700 acres on its Lorman campus, and today students arrive from all parts of the U.S. (more than 30 states) and the world (18 different countries) to take advantage of the academic opportunities offered by this educational leader. With more than 40 active clubs and organizations and NCAA Division 1-A athletics (Division 1-AA in football), the Lorman campus is a vibrant environment for learning and growth, offering a full range of academic programs leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s and specialist degrees.
Recently named to U.S. News & World Report’s Shortlist for low non-resident tuition rates, LSUA also offers a prime academics value for all of its nearly 2,500 students, with courses of study in nine different departments including allied health, arts and humanities, business, biological science, social sciences, mathematics and physical science, education and nursing.
A private Baptist co-educational college with an enrollment of approximately 1,500, Louisiana College offers more than 80 majors, minors and pre-professional programs of study. The college places great emphasis on classroom teaching, and the campus library, boasting more than 135,000 volumes and 199,000 government documents, also holds pride of place. In 2008 the school was ranked as 37th in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South.
Founded in 1901, this historically-black public university is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and is nationally known gridiron powerhouse which came to prominence under the leadership of Hall of Famer Eddie Robinson. While Robinson set the NCAA Division I record for wins at Grambling, the school also shows plenty of muscle in academics, offering 33 accredited programs of study, ranging from the arts and humanities to sciences to engineering technology.
Today more than 11, 000 students from 45 states and 72 countries are enrolled in this four-year selective-admissions research university offering courses of study leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph. D. degrees in over 80 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs. With its pedestrian-friendly campus and technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching and research, Louisiana Tech has become known for providing a private college atmosphere at a public university price.
ULM is home of the state’s only publicly supported center for pharmaceutical education; the School of Pharmacy is one of the university’s five colleges, including Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Development, and Health Sciences. Graduate offerings are equally diverse; ULM’s online MBA programs has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best in the nation.
Northwestern was the first university in the state to earn 100% accreditation on all of its academic programs, and while classroom learning is clearly emphasized, the school also encourages a well-rounded educational experience on the main Natchitoches campus, offering more than 100 student organizations from sororities and fraternities to academic clubs and robust Division I athletics. At the Alexandria campus, 10 Bachelor’s, Master’s and certification programs are also available.