Baton Rouge is home to many high-quality educational institutions, offering top-tier schools from K-12 through higher education and into career development.

Excellent schools. Exceptional opportunities.

With three of the top school districts in the state, six of the top 25 public schools, and Louisiana's award-winning flagship university, Baton Rouge prioritizes academic excellence across the board. Did we also mention we are home to the flagship university of the only HBCU system in the country, Southern University?

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  • 60K+total students enrolled in higher education in the region.
  • 5of the top 11 Louisiana school districts are in the Capital Region
  • Top 2%Southern University ranks in the top 2% of all colleges nationwide for social mobility.

Childcare Facilities

Finding a quality childcare facility can be one a daunting task for a working parent, especially when moving to a new city. You're not alone. Baton Rouge has dozens of excellent options depending on preference of location, curriculum, and cost. Volunteers of America Partnerships in Child Care offers personalized assistance in finding a quality childcare facility.

Additionally, ratings for childcare options by facilities that receive public dollars can be found on the Louisiana Department of Education website.

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K-12 School System

Home to three of the state's premier school districts, Baton Rouge offers an unparalleled educational landscape from day one of the student's journey. From traditional educational offerings to alternative learning environments and more, there's a safe spot for every child in the city. Together, we're helping shape the next generation of leaders, innovators, and changemakers.

East Baton Rouge School System is the second largest district in the state, with over 40,000 students. Looking for access to school choice regarding your child's education? Enroll Baton Rouge (EnrollBR) is a common application process created to ensure that all children have fair access to an excellent education through a centralized application system.

Seeking a faith-based educational experience or a more private learning environment? Baton Rouge offers many private and parochial schools and a variety of options to make great schools available to all families, including the Louisiana Scholarship Program (Vouchers) and the Tuition Rebate Program.

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Higher Education

Baton Rouge's education landscape extends into higher education, with Louisiana's flagship university, Louisiana State University (LSU), and also the flagship of the country's only HBCU system — Southern University. From cutting-edge research to collaborative environments, these institutions, programs, and facilities transform how the world thinks.

Are you looking for a college that offers a sense of community? Baton Rouge Community College and River Parishes Community College are excellent options, providing accessible, high-quality and affordable education and training programs. Additionally, Franciscan University (FranU) is committed to offering its students a faith-filled and formative education that prepares them to serve their communities.

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Upskilling & Career Advancement

Whether you want to level up your career, find a new path, or stay ahead of the game, you have advancement opportunities here. Take advantage of tuition subsidy programs like the MJ Foster Promise or LSU and Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC)'s diverse professional development courses.

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