History, Affiliations and Rankings
Near Pineville, Louisiana, Louisiana State University began as a modest all-male military academy. Classes began on January 2, 1860, at the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy (or versions thereof). The initial students were taught by the founding superintendent, William Tecumseh Sherman, and five staff members. Engineering, Chemistry, Latin, Greek, English, and mathematics were among the subjects taught at the Seminary. Cadets, as the pupils were known, were subjected to military-style discipline, which included inspections, drill, guard duty, and class attendance. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), an educational accreditor recognised by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has also granted the university accreditation. QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings 2022 has placed the university between #801-1000 and #601-800 respectively.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
In each of Louisiana's 64 parishes, LSU has institutions, buildings, and programs. From New Orleans to Shreveport, LSU campuses extend the length of the state. Each institution has a critical role to play in training students to integrate new information and technology into their everyday lives. LSU - Baton Rouge, LSUS - Shreveport, LSU Health - New Orleans, LSU of Alexandria, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, LSU Health - Shreveport, LSUE - Eunice, LSU Ag Center & Research Stations, and LSU Health Care Services Division are all under the supervision of the LSU Board of Supervisors. LSU offers a wide choice of graduate programs, including several that are only available online. LSU offers more than 70 master's degree programmes and more than 50 doctorate degree programmes. Interdisciplinary degree programs, dual degrees, graduate certificates, joint degrees, and combined bachelor's/master's courses are among the options accessible to students interested in advanced degrees.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Early career earnings for LSU grads are $52,700, with mid-career earnings of $100,400. In Louisiana, the institution also has the greatest early-career and mid-career incomes among public universities. LSU is among the top half of the nation's 50 public flagship colleges in terms of early career and mid-career wages, ranking 21st in early career earnings and 18th in mid-career earnings. LSU is also the highest-ranked institution in Louisiana, ranking 70th among public universities and 108th overall. When you graduate from LSU, you join a prestigious club of over 250,000 alumni that includes Shaquille O'Neal, Hubert Humphrey, James Carville, Lolo Jones, Joanne Woodward, and others. LSU graduates have excelled in politics, business, education, the arts, athletics, and a variety of other fields.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
There are roughly 31,756 students enrolled at Louisiana State University, with 22,726 undergraduates and 4,499 graduate students. Women make up 53% of the full-time student enrollment at Louisiana State University, while males make up 47%. LSU has a gender diversity ratio comparable to other US universities and is inclusive of all genders, compared to the US average of 56% female students. Employers find Flores MBA students on Handshake and then come to campus for full-time, part-time, internship, and co-op interviews. Many businesses organize information sessions at the Business Education Complex so that our students may meet with recruiters in person. Exxon Mobil, Ochsner Hospital Systems, and BG Group have all recently held information sessions.