Shreveport, LA-The Psychology and Business programs at LSU Shreveport have been ranked #2 in the state for affordability by UniversityHQ, a leading independent organization offering resources for prospective college students. Fellow purple and gold campus, LSU Alexandria, was ranked number 1. Nationally, the LSUS Psychology program was ranked #29 and the Business program was ranked #43.
UniversityHQ collects data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Department of Education Scorecard, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and PayScale to formulate its affordability rankings. Contributing factors include retention rate, graduation rate, admission rate, cost of tuition, graduating salary, number of programs offered, online programs offered, loan default rate, diplomas awarded, and percent of students receiving financial aid. LSUS, which is known for providing high-quality academic programs, is also highly regarded for the affordability of its offerings for students in northwest Louisiana and beyond.
"The business department is proud to lead business programs in affordability without sacrificing the academic quality people have come to expect from LSUS," Interim Dean of the College of Business Dr. Mary Lois White said. "Our goal is to provide students from diverse backgrounds access to state-of-the-art resources, instruction, and mentorship from industry-leading faculty."
Dean of the College of Education and Human Development Dr. Dennis Wissing added, "I am so proud of our dedicated faculty and staff of the Department of Psychology, and especially our graduates. We proudly offer a high-quality degree at an affordable cost."
Founded in 1967, Louisiana State University Shreveport offers a wide array of nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctoral degree. The university's mission is to educate a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students; engage in regional and global thought leadership through community collaboration and service; and innovate to enhance the application of knowledge and intellectual discovery through faculty and student research and creative endeavors.