Centenary College of Louisiana– 2911 Centenary Blvd, (318) 869-5011, www.centenary.edu. A private, selective four-year liberal arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is one of 16 colleges in the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) and regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. Named by Newsweek as the “Hottest Liberal Arts School You’ve Never Heard Of,” Centenary’s 887 students enjoy the 12:1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 16.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center– 1501 Kings Hwy, (318) 675-5000, www.lsuhscshreveport.edu. LSUHSC offers Schools of Medicine, Allied Health Professions, and Graduate Studies with a total of 822 students in 19 degree programs. Main campus includes the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center of Excellence, a Center of Excellence in Arthritis and Rheumatology, an accredited Children’s Hospital, a regional Burn Center, a Level One Trauma Center, and a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital affiliate clinic.
Northwestern State University of Louisiana College of Nursing– 1800 Line Ave, (318) 677-3100, www.nsula.edu/nursing. Over the past 60 years over 7,000 students have received degrees from the NSU College of Nursing, making it the oldest state supported nursing program in Louisiana. Currently NSU College of Nursing offers 7 associates, bachelors, and masters degree programs in nursing and radiologic technology. The main campus of NSU is located in Natchitoches, LA.