We have some great universities in Louisiana. Most of us here are partial to UL for obvious reasons. Schools.com has just released what they say are the 5 best colleges in Louisiana, and the list may not look the way you might expect.

Schools.com says ULM is the best four year college in Louisiana. A couple of factors as to why include affordability and the overall variety of degrees offered.

ULM President Dr. Nick Bruno tells louisianaradionetwork.com "We’ve always thought up here we have a very, very good institution, and it’s great to have outside entities start to recognize that quality. Like pharmacy and now the addition of our master’s in nursing and the nurse practitioner program, it just continues to build upon an already excellent history and tradition of health science preparation."

The rest of the top 5 are McNeese, Northwestern, LSU, and UNO. I looked on their website to find where UL ranked but couldn't find any information.

To see more of the methodology they used to compile the list, head over to schools.com.