Top elementary education programs in Louisiana

Advanced degrees in elementary education equip teachers with additional knowledge and skills to better teach elementary-aged students in subjects like math, English, history, and more. These are the top elementary education programs in the U.S. Read more about our ranking methodology here.

Our master’s in elementary education rankings cover 208 of the 279 universities available, accounting for 87% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $49,054.

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#1 in Louisiana | #88 in Elementary education nationally

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.44

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $46,556

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,947

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $24,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.52

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Louisiana | #101 in Elementary education nationally

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.46

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $43,138

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,529

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $21,812

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.51

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Louisiana | #156 in Elementary education nationally

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.63

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $41,383

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,774

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $27,193

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.66

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Louisiana | #160 in Elementary education nationally

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.65

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $44,695

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $5,086

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $32,584

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.73

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Louisiana | #175 in Elementary education nationally

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.70

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $40,420

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $811

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $28,959

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.72

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Louisiana | #176 in Elementary education nationally

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.70

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $44,409

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,800

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $34,977

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.79

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Louisiana | #184 in Elementary education nationally

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.74

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $40,626

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,017

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $30,735

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.76

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana

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