The Best Online Degree Programs at HBCUs

Best Online Degree Programs at HBCUs in Louisiana

At Best Online HBCUs, we provide comprehensive, unbiased information of the best online undergraduate and graduate degree programs at HBCUs across the United States and HBCUs in Louisiana. Louisiana has 57 degree-granting institutions. The state is home to 17 public, 4-year institutions, 14 public, 2-year institutions, 13 private non-profit, 4-year institutions, 3 private non-profit, 2-year institutions, 8 private for-profit, 2-year institutions, and 2 private for-profit, 4-year institutions. There were 208,751 undergraduate students enrolled in associate's and bachelor's degrees, and 34,777 students enrolled in master's and doctoral degrees in fall 2018.

Of the 57 institutions, 6 are HBCUs. These 6 institutions enrolled 21,445 students: 18,314 in undergraduate programs and 3,131 in graduate programs. All of the Louisiana HBCUs are listed below. Take your time to discover more about each institution and what they can offer for your career objectives. Since we are focused on distance education, we have provided more details about the best online degree programs at those institutions.

Dillard University

Online Degree Programs

There are currently no online programs listed for Dillard University

In 1869, with support from the American Missionary Association of the Congregational Church and the Freedmen’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Straight University and the Union Normal School were founded. They were subsequently renamed Straight College and New Orleans University, respectively.

In 1935, New Orleans University and Straight College merged to form Dillard University. The trustees of the new university called for the implementation of a coeducational, interracial school, serving a predominantly African American student body adhering to Christian principles and values. The university was named in honor of James Hardy Dillard, a distinguished academician dedicated to educating African Americans.

Private Non-Profit, 4-Year

Sector

1,309

 Undergraduate Enrollments

N/A

Graduate Enrollments

N/A

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

N/A

Online Graduate Enrollments

Grambling State University

Online Degree Programs

Master of Science in Developmental Education

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Master of Education in Special Education

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary and Secondary Education

Doctor of Education in Developmental Education

Grambling State Universityone of six HBCUs in Louisiana, opened on November 1, 1901 as the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School. It was founded by the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association, organized in 1896 by a group of African-American farmers who wanted to organize and operate a school for African Americans in their region of the state.

In response to the Association’s request for assistance, Tuskegee Institute’s Booker T. Washington sent Charles P. Adams to help the group organize an industrial school. Adams became its founding president.

In 1946, the school became Grambling College, named after P.G. Grambling, the white sawmill owner who had donated the parcel of land where the school was constructed.

Public, 4-Year

Sector

4,110

 Undergraduate Enrollments

1,095

Graduate Enrollments

82

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

659

Online Graduate Enrollments

Southern University and A&M College

Online Degree Programs

Associate of Applied Science in Business Management

Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology

Bachelor of General Studies

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Executive Master of Public Administration

Executive Master of Science n Criminal Justice

Master of Business Administration

Southern University was established by Louisiana State Legislature Act 87 in 1880 to serve as an institution of higher learning, graduating students and graduate degrees pertaining to arts and letters for persons of color.

In 1880, the Louisiana General Assembly chartered what was then called Southern University for Colored Students, originally located in New Orleans. Southern opened its doors on March 7, 1881.

In 1890, the legislature designated Southern as a land grant college for blacks, despite having a segregated system. It established an Agricultural and Mechanical department.

Public, 4-Year

Sector

5,838

 Undergraduate Enrollments

855

Graduate Enrollments

163

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

112

Online Graduate Enrollments

Southern University at New Orleans

Online Degree Programs

Bachelor of General Studies

Bachelor of Science in Criminal justice

Master of Arts in Museum Studies

Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) was founded as a branch unit of Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Baton Rouge (SUBR) on September 4, 1956.

On September 21, 1959, SUNO opened its doors on a 17-acre site located in historic Pontchartrain Park, a subdivision of primarily African American single-family residents in eastern New Orleans.

Public, 4-Year

Sector

1,928

 Undergraduate Enrollments

428

Graduate Enrollments

86

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

16

Online Graduate Enrollments

Southern University at Shreveport

Online Degree Programs

Associate of Science in Business Management

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Administration

Associate of General Studies

Associate of Arts, Louisiana Transfer

Associate of Science, Louisiana Transfer

From training our community’s workforce to preparing students for four-year schools to leading the way in global educational success and completion, Southern University at Shreveportone of six HBCUs in Louisiana, is committed to ensuring that we leave an indelible footprint in our community and beyond.

As the only HBCU comprehensive community college in Louisiana, SUSLA serves a ever-growing population of full-time and part-time students. At SUSLA, we offer a high quality education and opportunities for our students–which in turn contributes to the vibrancy of our local, state, national and global economic community.

Public, 2-Year

Sector

2,651

 Undergraduate Enrollments

N/A

Graduate Enrollments

239

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

N/A

Online Graduate Enrollments

Xavier University of Louisiana

Online Degree Programs

There are currently no online programs listed for Xavier University of Louisiana

Being America’s only Historically Black and Catholic University is just the first of the distinctions that have set Xavier University of Louisiana apart for more than eight decades.

Xavier’s origins date back to 1915, when then Mother Katharine Drexel, a former Philadelphia socialite who founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and devoted her life to the education of African Americans and Native Americans, opened a high school on the site previously occupied by Southern University. A Normal School, offering one of the few career fields (teaching) open to Blacks at the time, was added two years later. Ten years later, in 1925, Xavier University of Louisiana became a reality when the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was established. The first degrees were awarded three years later. In 1927, a College of Pharmacy was opened.

Private Non-Profit, 4-Year

Sector

2,478

 Undergraduate Enrollments

753

Graduate Enrollments

N/A

Online Undergraduate Enrollments

31

Online Graduate Enrollments

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