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The New Orleans Region has 13 schools providing post-secondary education.  Enrollments in all institutions exceeds 80,000 students. Additionally, two Catholic and a Baptist seminary add to the areaís spectrum of higher education institutions.  Annually more than 9,000 degrees and certificates are awarded  to graduates of these programs adding to the size attainment level and diversity of the area workforce.

The regionís colleges and universities offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in a broad range of academic-occupational fields including; business and economics, engineering and architecture, arts, humanities and social sciences, physical / natural sciences, mathematics and technology, health and medical studies, urban studies and public administration, music, law, education.

These institutions have been recognized as national leaders in a variety of areas such as naval architecture, marine engineering, pharmacy, biomedical engineering, law, medicine, and hotel / restaurant and tourism management education.

Six vocational-technical schools and  community colleges with a combined enrollment of approximately 15,000 provide balance between the university systems and vo-tech schools.

Each of the regions Parish's (counties) have independent public school systems.  A large number of children in the area also attend parochial schools.

Higher Education Institutions

Dillard University

Loyola University of New Orleans
Louisiana State University Medical Center
Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
Our Lady of Holy Cross College
Southeastern Louisiana University
Southern University of New Orleans
Tulane University
Tulane University Medical Center
University of New Orleans
Xavier University
Delgado Community College
Elaine P. Nunez Community College
Local Public School Systems

Jefferson Parish Public School System
New Orleans Public Schools
Plaquemines Parish Public Schools
St. Bernard Public School
St. Charles Parish Public Schools
St. James Parish Public Schools
St. John Parish Public Schools
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools

Archdiocese of New Orleans Schools Catholic Parochial Schools