Lake Charles, LA Colleges

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Lake Charles

Lake Charles (French: Lac Charles) is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. Founded in 1861 in Calcasieu Parish, it is a major cultural, industrial, and educational center in the southwest region of the state, and one of the most important in Acadiana.

As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,993. Lake Charles is the principal city of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area, having a population of 194,138. It is the larger principal city of the Lake Charles-Jennings Combined Statistical Area, with a population of 225,235. A 2010 population estimate of the five parish area was over 292,619.

It is considered a major center of petrochemical refining, tourism, gaming, and education, being home to McNeese State University and Sowela Technical Community College. Because of the lakes and waterways throughout the city, metropolitan Lake Charles is often referred to as the Lake Area.

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Schools in and around Lake Charles, LA

Name
Delta School of Business and Technology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $9,590 average out-state tuition; $9,590 average in-state tuition
Demmons School of Beauty
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Stage One-The Hair School
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
McNeese State University
Four or more years; Public; $12,134 average out-state tuition; $3,312 average in-state tuition
Sowela Technical Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,996 average out-state tuition; $2,112 average in-state tuition
Lamar State College-Orange
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $9,768 average out-state tuition; $2,256 average in-state tuition

Lake Charles, LA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Fred R. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017