Tulane University

New Orleans Higher Education

Southeast Louisiana is home to a number of higher education institutions that provide paths of personal growth and career preparation. The region has a wide range of options that suit each student’s interests and needs, including the state’s largest community college, a top private college with students from across the country, Catholic-affiliated institutions and traditional four-year colleges.

Many schools in the region are welcome participants of Louisiana’s state scholarship program, the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), which offsets most of the cost of tuition at state public colleges for qualifying students. It is one of the most generous state scholarship programs in the country.

Southeast Louisiana has experienced a tremendous amount of growth across the region’s higher education campuses. Three regional community and technical colleges have planned a combined $110 million in expansion projects that will allow schools to serve more students in a cutting-edge learning environment.

Well-known for graduate medical education and tropical medicine research, New Orleans has recently become a hub for the biosciences. The medical schools of both Tulane University and Louisiana State University, as well as Xavier University’s lauded graduate pharmacy program, are situated in the New Orleans BioDistrict, a 1,500-acre area in the heart of the city that also features multiple hospitals, a cancer research institute and biosciences entities. Students have the opportunity to study in dynamic research environments where leading scientists advance global healthcare.

Throughout New Orleans, higher education institutions have also become national leaders in partnering with business and nonprofits. Tulane and other colleges use the New Orleans area as their classroom, helping students learn through hands-on instruction, real-life examples and volunteerism.