Lafayette, Louisiana is home to many colleges and universities, each with diverse programs and offerings.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is by far the largest university in Lafayette and has become a large part of the community. The public research university enrolls over 18,000 students and offers over 80 majors and more than 30 graduate programs. UL Lafayette leads the nation in the areas of:
- Louisiana arts, culture, and heritage programs and research;
- Computing, informatics, and smart systems development;
- Nursing and health care systems and support; and
- Environment, energy, and economics programs.
UL Lafayette fields 16 NCAA Division I athletic teams, and the Rajun’ Cajuns is the school’s mascot. The university is located at 104 E. University Circle, Lafayette, LA 70503.
South Louisiana Community College
South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) is one of Louisiana’s largest and most comprehensive community colleges with more than 7,000 students enrolled. The public community college offers technical diplomas, workforce training, high school dual enrollment, and two-year degree programs that can be transferred to four-year universities. Compared to for-profit colleges and four-year universities, SLCC is an affordable option that prepares its graduates for the workforce.
SLCC has campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Morgan City, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville, Ville Platte, and Lafayette. The Lafayette campus is located at 1101 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506.
Delta College of Arts and Technology
Delta College of Arts and Technology’s most popular program is its practical nursing program, which prepares students to take and pass the Louisiana Practical Nursing Exam. The other programs offered at the college include dental assistant, medical office and health information technician, and medical assistant. Students complete most programs within seven and a half to twelve months. The college is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Regents.
Delta College has campuses in Baton Rouge, Covington, Slidell, and Lafayette. The Lafayette campus is located at 200 Republic Avenue, Lafayette, LA 70508.
Unitech Training Academy
Unitech Training Academy is a private college that began with one program, the certified nursing assistant program. Now it also offers classes in the areas of dental assistant, early childhood, EKG/phlebotomy technician, IT support specialist, massage therapy, medical assistant, medical billing and coding, and pharmacy technician. Students complete most programs in two years. Unitech Training Academy is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Regents and is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.
Unitech Training Academy has campuses in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Houma, New Orleans, and West Monroe. The Lafayette campus is the main campus and is located at 3253 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette, LA 70506.
Remington College-Lafayette Campus
Remington College-Lafayette Campus offers professional training programs. Programs offered at the Lafayette campus include computer-aided design and drafting; cosmetology; facility maintenance; HVAC; medical office administration; nail technician; pharmacy technician; database management and administration; medical assisting; and restaurant, hospitality, and retail management. Remington College Lafayette Campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
Remington College has campuses in nine states. The Lafayette campus is located at 303 Rue Louis XIV, Lafayette, LA 70508.
Acadiana Area Career College
Acadiana Area Career College prepares its students for careers in the medical field. The college offers dental assistant, medical office assistant, phlebotomy technician, EKG technician, and medical insurance and coding specialist programs. Acadiana Area Career College has a family-friendly atmosphere, small class sizes, and opportunities for hands-on learning training.
Acadiana Area Career College is located at 505 Loire Avenue, Lafayette, LA 70507.