Louisiana State University-Shreveport is a four-year public school located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Louisiana State University at Shreveport was opened in 1967 as a branch of the Louisiana State University System. The school is the only public four-year university in the Shreveport-Bossier area. LSUS began as a two-year institution, but after nine years was advanced to four-year status in 1976. Since then, LSUS has acquired regional and national accreditation and has added more programs.
Shreveport is a small town with about 300,000 citizens and is located about three hours from Dallas, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Jackson, Mississippi. LSUS is located in a quickly growing area where students have easy access to transportation, shopping, movies, and restaurants. Buildings on campus include: Bronson Hall, the Administration Building, the Technology Center, the Business and Education Building, and the Sciences Building.
Louisiana State University-Shreveport offers bachelor degrees, master degrees, and continuing education. Degrees include: Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering (Focus Natural Gas), Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration, Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Education, and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.
Louisiana State University-Shreveport has 4,562 students (4,134 undergraduates) and 177 faculty members, giving the university a 23:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 116 teach full-time and 61 teach part-time. Almost 80 percent of teachers have doctoral degrees. About 57 percent of undergraduate students study full-time and 43 percent study part-time. Most graduate students (69%) study part-time and 31% study full-time.
The student body contains 60 percent female students and 40 percent male students. About 65 percent of all students are white with the remaining students being black (22%), Hispanic (5%), Asian (5%), and American Indian (3%). About 71 percent of students are ages 24 and under, with 29 percent of students being ages 25 and above. About 88 percent of students are from Louisiana, nine percent are from out-of-state, and two percent are from a foreign country.
The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 65 percent and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 45 percent. The overall graduation rate is 28 percent.
University Court Apartments at LSUS house over 450 students in four-bedroom apartments with spacious living areas, private bedrooms, and full service kitchens. Other featured amenities include an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, sand volleyball court, and a clubhouse with a big screen TV.
Students have access to services such as: remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, and placement services for completers. Special learning opportunities include: ROTC (Army), teacher certification, distance education, study abroad, and weekend/evening classes.
LSUS offers over 70 clubs and organizations, entertainment, cultural activities, demonstrations, athletics, and other sponsored events. LSUS athletic teams are known as the “Pilots” and compete in the Red River Athletic Conference as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Men's sports include baseball, basketball and soccer, while women's sports include basketball, soccer and tennis.
Tuition payment plans are offered. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 97 percent of those attending Louisiana State University-Shreveport receive financial aid.
Louisiana State University-Shreveport receives over 600 applications per year and accepts about 86 percent of those students. Statistically, 88 percent of men and 85 percent of women who apply will be accepted. Completed application packets consist of: payment of application fee (undergraduate application fee is $10), all official transcript(s), admission test scores, and a completed application. Students are encouraged to make a campus visit, which are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Students who take a campus tour will have the opportunity to meet with an Admissions Counselor, tour the campus and visit with faculty and staff.
Louisiana State University-Shreveport is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Sector Of Institution:4-year, Public
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,785
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