Colleges & Universities

There are currently eight private colleges and universities, three public institutions, and two seminaries that serve the Greater New Orleans region. There are also four professional schools that function in the area: Tulane University School of Medicine, Tulane University Law School, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

Eligible students who enroll in participating schools, which include Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities can benefit from the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS). This program provides tuition payments to applicants who meet the required qualifications. These criteria include, but are not limited to:
- CORE 4 Curriculum graduate with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
- An ACT score of 17 or an SAT score of 820
- Legal guardian or parent residency in the State of Louisiana for 24 months leading up to graduation

More information regarding the TOPS program and the additional qualifications that must be met can be found here: http://doe.louisiana.gov/topics/tops.html

College Enrollment City
University of New Orleans 11,428 New Orleans
Southeastern Louisiana University 15,224 Hammond
Tulane University 11,157 New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans 3,151 New Orleans
Xavier University of Louisiana 3,236 New Orleans
Southern University At New Orleans 3,015 New Orleans
Dillard University 851 New Orleans
University of Phoenix 5,560 Kenner
Our Lady of Holy Cross College 1,303 New Orleans
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 2,768 New Orleans
William Carey University 210 New Orleans
Notre Dame Seminary 98 New Orleans
Concordia University 82 Metairie

Source: CityBusiness Book of Lists 2009-10; enrollment figures for Fall, 2008