Rapides Parish College

Find Rapides Parish Louisiana colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


Blue Cliff College 1505 Metro Drive Alexandria LA 71301 318-445-2778


Central Louisiana Technical College CLTCC 4311 South Macarthur Drive Alexandria LA 71302 318-487-5439

Louisiana College 1140 College Drive Pineville LA 71360 318-487-7011

Louisiana State University Alexandria 8100 U.s. 71 Lecompte LA 71346 888-473-6417

Pineville Beauty School 1008 Main Street Pineville LA 71360 318-445-1040

Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria 7228 England Drive Alexandria LA 71303 337-988-4042

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Are there requirements for a College to be considered a University?

College and University are often used interchangeably, but they are distinct terms. Generally, a University must offer a minimum number of graduate programs, which must be separate from the undergraduate programs. The institution must also have an administrative structure for managing graduate programs. A University is typically organized into several Colleges, such as the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, or the College of Music.

Are accrediting authorities run by the government?

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What is a Technical College?

Technical Colleges tend to emphasize skill development and credentials that prepare students for a specific field or industry. Common fields of study in Technical Colleges include the sciences, engineering, and information technology.