Shreveport/Bossier has an abundant supply of well-educated and productive workers with a metro population greater than 400,000. More than 20,000 students are enrolled at area colleges and universities and Louisiana’s workforce training program, FastStart, has been ranked #1 in America for 11 years in a row.

Colleges & Universities

Louisiana State University Shreveport

LSU Shreveport serves Shreveport in providing over 20 undergraduate degree programs and a dozen master’s degree programs. LSUS provides a number of centers and institutes that serve as valuable economic development and educational resources to the Shreveport/Bossier region.

LSU Shreveport was named by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the most affordable colleges in Louisiana.

LSU Health Shreveport

LSU Health Shreveport includes three professional schools:

  • The School of Medicine
  • The School of Allied Health Professionals
  • The School of Graduate Studies

LSU Health Shreveport currently offers 43 fully accredited residency and fellowship programs and more than 5,000 residents and fellow have trained at the institution.

Located in Shreveport and Monroe, their Primary hospitals are managed by the Ochsner LSU Health System of North Louisiana. The remaining teaching sites include the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Willis-Knighton Medical Center, CHRISTUS Health and Rapides Medical Center.

Northwestern State University

Northwestern State University offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs. The 136-year-old student-oriented institution is the oldest higher education program in Louisiana.

Popular programs include:

  • Nursing and Allied Health
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Engineering Technology
  • Hospitality Management & Tourism
  • Military Science

ULM College of Pharmacy

The University of Louisiana Monroe Pharmacy College is the only publicly supported institution for pharmaceutical education, research and service in Louisiana.

Located just one hour outside of the Shreveport area, this university comprises of several health service facilities and many affiliated off-campus teaching hospitals and pharmacies throughout the state.

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier Parish Community College is a fast growing two-year community college located in Bossier Parish. BPCC is a significant workforce partner, designing programs for sectors including:

  • Nursing and allied health
  • Oil and gas tech
  • Construction management
  • Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics

Bossier Parish Community College

Southern University at Shreveport is a two-year college offering over 40 academic programs and 7 different academic divisions. Recently, SULSA acquired a building in downtown Shreveport to expand its growing Allied Health Sciences and Nursing programs.

Centenary College

Centenary College of Louisiana is a liberal arts 4-year college program affiliated with the Methodist Church, and it is an accredited to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Centenary offers 22 majors in the arts and sciences and many graduate programs.

Centenary’s 4-year TREK program combines the best traditions of the liberal arts with real-world knowledge and leadership skills.

Popular programs include:

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering & Engineering Sciences
  • Business Administration & M.B.A program
  • Economics
  • Neuroscience
Workforce Education

Northwest Louisiana Technical College

Northwest Louisiana Technical College offers more than fifty technical education programs. Northwest Louisiana Technical College’s Shreveport campus has a focus on producing skilled workers for Northwest Louisiana.

Popular programs include:

  • Auto mechanics
  • Air-conditioning/heating
  • Auto mechanics
  • Nursing (LPN, Nurses Aides)
  • Carpentry
  • Construction and instrumentation technology

Digital Media Institute at InterTech

Digital Media Institute at InterTech, located in Shreveport, Louisiana, offers fast training in a professional environment. Students have access to facilities that include industry-grade hardware and software, 1,600-square foot studio, high quality 4K digital cinema cameras, and a multi-actor motion capture system.

Two one-year certificate proframs available:

  • Animation, Visual Effects & Interactive Content
  • Interactive Software Development.
K-12 Education

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