The largest colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Louisiana include Louisiana State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana Tech University, among others.

Louisiana State University (LSU) represents the largest institution of higher education in the state and is designated a Carnegie Research University with Very High Research Activity by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is also one of the largest employers in the State of Louisiana and is the largest employer in Baton Rouge.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette) is the largest campus within the eight-campus University of Louisiana System and is the second-largest higher education institution in the state. The University has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a “ Research University with High Research Activity”. The University's academic programs are administered by the B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration, the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences, the Colleges of the Arts, Education, Engineering, General Studies, Liberal Arts, Nursing & Allied Health Professions, and the Graduate School.

Southeastern Louisiana University is the third largest public university in the state. In every degree program, students have the opportunity to pursue an honors curriculum. The University attracts a diverse, well-prepared student body through reputation, geographic location, and creative marketing approaches.

Louisiana Tech University is a selective-admissions teaching and research university offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. It achieved the UL System's highest graduation rate, highest average freshman ACT score, and largest percentage increase in student enrollment for fall 2010. Louisiana Tech also has the state's fastest time-to-degree completion for first-time baccalaureates and achieved the highest student-athlete graduation rate among all Louisiana public institutions with football programs.

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