The Upper Iowa Center in Alexandria, LA, opened in 2006, relocating from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The center is located in the Learning Center for Rapides Parish and is part of a consortium of 11 colleges and universities to provide for the educational goals and career development of the citizens of Central Louisiana. The center offers seven majors and three minors on site. Additionally, it can offer courses that when blended with our distance learning programs can lead to a degree in 12 other majors. There are six eight-week terms offered each academic year. All classes are offered at the LCRP in the evenings to minimize disruption to working adult learners. Upper Iowa has articulation agreements with Baton Rouge, Bossier Parish, Delgado, Nunez, River Parishes and LSU-E to assist transfer students. We have also partnered with the Fraternal Order of Police and the Louisiana State Troopers Association.
You can get information on any of the following majors from the UIU-Alexandria Center. Some are available at the center, others are available as online courses. Many students blend their degree plan, by taking some face-to-face courses and some online courses. All UIU courses count toward completing your degree. Please note the list of majors may change. Check with the center staff or your advisor.
Tutoring services at the Alexandria Center include the use of a resource center, library and three computer labs on site. A math tutor is available by referral. Students also have access to Smarthinking.com which can be accessed via the Smarthinking link below, while general math and writing resources are available via the Resources link. Please contact the Alexandria Center at 318-484-2184, ext. 121, for more information.