Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge Higher Education

Higher education in Louisiana’s Capital Region offers a diverse range of degree programs that prepare students for life after graduation. Whether students are interested in training in technical fields, earning a degree at a traditional four-year college or studying the arts, local universities provide options for learning.

The region is home to the state’s largest higher education institution – Louisiana State University (LSU) – which is a land, sea and space grant institution. The work of some of LSU's top students and professors, in conjunction with those at other schools such as top-ranked Tulane University, has established Louisiana as a hub for research in a variety of sciences and other disciplines.

The LSU system invests millions of dollars in research every year through the affiliated Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, which focuses on 10 comprehensive research program areas spanning topics such as medicine and engineering, with researchers and staff occupying 48 laboratories and 19 core research facilities.

Businesses and non-profit organizations often partner with the area’s colleges and universities, allowing students to immerse themselves in fields they hope to work in after graduation. The region’s thriving economy and cultural scene provide many opportunities for students to immerse in internships.