New Orleans schools are at the top of their class.

There are nine col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in Orleans Parish. A num­ber of these schools are nation­ally rec­og­nized for their out­stand­ing grad­u­ate and under­grad­u­ate pro­grams. Each year, grad­u­ates from these schools join the local work­force. In addi­tion to great busi­ness and aca­d­e­mic pro­grams, some schools fea­ture spe­cial train­ing pro­grams in high-growth indus­tries such as ship­ping and advanced manufacturing.

Delgado Community College

Del­gado Com­mu­nity College

visit online

Del­gado Com­mu­nity College’s Work­force Devel­op­ment and Edu­ca­tion Unit pro­vides local employ­ers with a way to retrain, advance, and attract tal­ented pro­fes­sion­als, through their con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion courses and Incum­bent Worker Train­ing Program.

Total Enroll­ment: 18,767

(Source: New Orleans City-Business Book of Lists)

Interim Chan­cel­lor: Deb­o­rah Lea, M.Ed.


Del­gado and the LTC Region 1 com­bined enroll­ments make them the largest provider of work­force train­ing with more than 9,500 indi­vid­u­als receiv­ing services.

(Source: Del­gado Com­mu­nity Col­lege website).


City Park | West Bank | Char­ity School of Nurs­ing |  Northshore |  Mar­itime, Fire & Indus­trial Facility

Jef­fer­son Site | West Jef­fer­son Site Slidell Instruc­tional Ser­vices Site

Phone: 504.671.5000

 Dillard University

Dil­lard University

visit online

Dil­lard Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate four-year his­tor­i­cally black lib­eral arts col­lege located in the Gen­tilly area of New Orleans. Dil­lard Uni­ver­sity is made of six aca­d­e­mic schools, includ­ing Busi­ness, Nat­ural Sci­ence & Pub­lic Health, and Nursing.

Total Enroll­ment: 1,187


(Source: City Busi­ness Book of Lists)

Interim Pres­i­dent: James Lyons


25th– Lib­eral Arts Col­leges — Wash­ing­ton Monthly 2011

9th– His­tor­i­cally Black Col­leges and Uni­ver­si­ties -  U.S. News


2601 Gen­tilly Boulevard

New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

Phone: 504.283.8822

LSU Health & Sciences

Louisiana State Uni­ver­sity Health Sciences

visit online

The Louisiana State Uni­ver­sity Health Sci­ences cen­ter con­sists of six schools of med­ical prac­tice, which include: Allied Health Pro­fes­sions, Den­tistry, Grad­u­ate Stud­ies, Med­i­cine, Nurs­ing, and Pub­lic Health.

Chan­cel­lor: Larry H. Hol­lier, MD, FACS, FACC, FRCS (Eng.)


LSU Health Sci­ences oper­ates the only Level 1 Trauma Cen­ter in New Orleans. Read More here


New Orleans Down­town Cam­pus | New Orleans Uptown  Campus

Phone: 504.568.4808

Loyola University

Loy­ola University

visit online

Loy­ola Uni­ver­sity is a Jesuit col­lege located in the Uptown area of New Orleans. The Uni­ver­sity is made up of five col­leges focus­ing on Busi­ness, Human­i­ties and Nat­ural Sci­ences, Law, Music and Fine Arts, Social Sciences

Total Under­grad­u­ate Enroll­ment: 2,965

Total Grad­u­ate Enroll­ment: 2,017

Total Enroll­ment: 4,982

Source: Loy­ola Uni­ver­sity website


Ranked 119 in the South and 336 in Forbes Magazine’s list of America’s Top Col­leges in 2011.

Ranked #26 by Wash­ing­ton Monthly as a Top Col­leges That Give Back To Com­mu­ni­ties in 2011

The Col­lege of Law moot court pro­gram was ranked one of the top 10 advo­cacy pro­grams in the coun­try in the Sep­tem­ber 2011 edi­tion of The National Jurist.

Prince­ton Review ranked the Col­lege of Busi­ness among the nation’s Best Busi­ness Schools for 2012.


Pres­i­dent: Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J.

Main Cam­pus Address:

6363 Saint Charles Ave # 198

New Orleans

Phone: 504.864.7111

Our Lady of Holy Cross

Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Our Lady of Holy Cross Col­lege is a region­ally accred­ited 4 year insti­tu­tion located in Algiers on the west bank of the Mis­sis­sippi River.

Total Under­grad­u­ate Enroll­ment: 997

Total Grad­u­ate Enroll­ment: 263

Total Enroll­ment: 1,260

Interim Pres­i­dent: Dr. Myles Seghers, PhD


4123 Wood­land Drive

New Orleans, LA 70131

Phone: 504.394.7744

Southern University

South­ern Uni­ver­sity at New Orleans

visit online

The South­ern Uni­ver­sity at New Orleans is a pub­lic four-year under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate school college.

Total Under­grad­u­ate Enroll­ment: 2,590


Total Grad­u­ate Enroll­ment: 575

Total Enroll­ment: 3,165

Uni­ver­sity Chan­cel­lor: Vic­tor Ukpolo, Ph.D.


#159– 2008 Best Social Work Grad School U.S. News


6400 Press Drive

New Orleans, Louisiana 70126

Phone: 504.286.5000

Tulane University

Tulane Uni­ver­sity

visit online

Tulane Uni­ver­sity is a pres­ti­gious pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the Uptown area of New Orleans. Schools and col­leges include: School of Archi­tec­ture, A.B. Free­man School of Busi­ness, School of Con­tin­u­ing Stud­ies, School of Law, School of Lib­eral Arts, Newcomb-Tulane Col­lege, School of Pub­lic Health and Trop­i­cal Med­i­cine, School of Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing, School of Social Work.

Total Under­grad­u­ate Enroll­ment: 8,388

Total Grad­u­ate Enroll­ment: 5,021

Total Enroll­ment: 13,359

Source: Tulane Uni­ver­sity website

Pres­i­dent: Scott S. Cowen


50th– U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Col­leges 2012

14th– A.B. Free­man School of Busi­ness Prince­ton Review Top Grad­u­ate Pro­grams for Entrepreneurs

30th– Bloomberg Busi­ness Week Ranks the MBA pro­gram 30th in the nation

32nd over­all and 17th among pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties in income received through tech­nol­ogy transfers.

Main Cam­pus Address:

6823 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504.865.5000

 University of New Orleans

Uni­ver­sity of New Orleans

visit online

The Uni­ver­sity of New Orleans (UNO) is a 195 acre research uni­ver­sity located on the shore of Lake Pontchar­train. Schools and col­leges include: Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion, Col­lege of Edu­ca­tion and Human Devel­op­ment, Col­lege of Engi­neer­ing, Col­lege of Lib­eral Arts, Col­lege of Sci­ences, Grad­u­ate School and Con­tin­u­ing Education.

Total Under­grad Enroll­ment: 8,263

Total Grad­u­ate Enroll­ment: 2,640

Total Enroll­ment: 10,903

Source: Uni­ver­sity of New Orleans website

Pres­i­dent: Peter J. Fos


Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Col­leges 2012

Wash­ing­ton Monthly National Uni­ver­sity Rankings


2000 Lakeshore Drive

New Orleans, Louisiana 70148

Phone: 504.280.3131

Xavier University

Xavier Uni­ver­sity

visit online

Xavier Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate lib­eral arts col­lege located in New Orleans. The uni­ver­sity is rec­og­nized for its pro­grams in the fields of physics, biol­ogy & life sci­ences, and phys­i­cal sciences.

Total Enroll­ment: 3,391

Pres­i­dent: Dr. Nor­man Francis


5th– His­tor­i­cally Black Col­leges and Universities

Top three pro­duc­ers in the nation of African Amer­i­cans with Doc­tor of Phar­macy degrees.


1 Drexel Drive

New Orleans, LA 70125

Phone: 504.486.7411