Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSU Shreveport or LSUS) is a branch institution of the Louisiana State University System located in Shreveport, Louisiana
Louisiana State University in Shreveport opened in 1967 as a two-year community college but transitioned into a four-year college five years later in 1972. With an enrollment of 4,082 students, LSUS is a multipurpose system of higher education, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Apartment-style student housing is provided at University Court at the northwest corner of campus. The school’s athletic programs, nicknamed the Pilots, are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Red River Athletic Conference. LSUS offers more than 70 extra-curricular organizations. LSUS operates Red River Radio, a public radio network based in Shreveport.
LSUS offers 25 undergraduate programs,12 Master’s degrees and one Doctoral degree. All of LSUS’ business degrees are accredited by AACSB-International. LSUS offers many night courses, catering to its non-traditional student population. LSUS also offers many on-line course and four 100% online Master’s degrees (Master of Nonprofit Organizations, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and Master of Health Administration).
The University has a student-teacher ratio of 21:1 and 78% of the professors have doctoral degrees. Many of LSUS’ professors have been published and nationally recognized and sit on nationally-recognized boards related to their disciplines.
LSU Shreveport (LSUS) teams are known as the Pilots. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in their second stint as a member of the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). The Pilots formerly competed in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) from 2003-2010. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball and cross country; while women’s sports include basketball, cross country and tennis. The LSUS Athletic program has produced many championship teams collecting a total of seven regular season conference titles, 14 conference tournament championships and competed in 25 NAIA National Tournaments.