Louisiana State University at Eunice

Louisiana State University Eunice
Type Community College
Established 1964
Chancellor Kimberly A. Russell
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 3,074[1]
Location Eunice, Louisiana, United States
Coordinates: 30°28′29″N 92°26′03″W / 30.47472°N 92.43417°W / 30.47472; -92.43417
Campus Rural 180+ acres (.728 km2)
Sports teams LSUE Bengals
Colors Purple and gold[2]
Mascot Bengal tiger
Affiliations LSU System
Website lsue.edu

Louisiana State University Eunice (LSU Eunice or LSUE) is a junior college located in Eunice, Louisiana, that currently serves around 3,300 full and part-time students. LSU Eunice currently offers degrees and diplomas up to the associate's degree level. It is affiliated with the LSU System.


LSU Eunice was founded in 1964 by the Louisiana State Legislature to provide basic higher education opportunities to students located in southwest Louisiana. The LSU Board of Supervisors approved the establishment of LSU Eunice and LSU Shreveport in 1965.

State Representative Allen C. Gremillion of Crowley was instrumental in passage of the legislation creating LSU Eunice.[3]

Through the work of Curtis Joubert, the former mayor of Eunice, LSU-E established the Cajun Prairie Wildflower Habitat.[4]


Divisions and degree programs


LSUE teams are known as the Bengals. The university is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), competing as an Independent. Men's sports include baseball; while women's sports include basketball and softball. LSU Eunice has won 4 NJCAA National Titles in Softball and 5 NJCAA Titles in Baseball. Basketball has made two appearances at their NJCAA National Tournament and finished as high as fourth in 2007.

Notable alumni


  1. 1 2 3 "Louisiana State University Eunice Fact Book" (PDF). Louisiana State University Eunice. February 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  2. "LSU Eunice Graphics and Colors". LSU Eunice Office of Public Relations. September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. "Gremillion, Allen C.". Louisiana Historical Association, A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography (lahistory.org). Retrieved December 24, 2010.
  4. "Living Legends: Curtis Joubert". acadianmuseum.com. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  5. 1 2 3 "Louisiana State University Eunice Academic Catalog". Louisiana State University Eunice. August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
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