If you're the parent of a senior in High School or just looking to further your education, you don't need to look further than your own back yard.

WalletHub just released their list of the top community colleges in the nation. Sowela ranked number one in the state of Louisiana and number eleven in the nation!

They looked at several factors like cost of tuition, education, and career placement and outcome.

Sowela's Chancellor, Neil Aspinwall, spoke with KPLC's Luke Burdshall and delivered an amazing quote:

My famous phrase since I've been here is this is not your granddaddy's old trade school anymore...we're a comprehensive community college, so we had to change the perception in people's minds, so we have. When you have a national organization recognize you, obviously you're doing something right.

Here's the Top 10 Community Colleges in Louisiana:

  1. SOWELA Technical Community College
  2. Louisiana State University-Eunice
  3. South Louisiana Community College
  4. River Parishes Community College
  5. Delgado Community College
  6. Louisiana Delta Community College
  7. Bossier Parish Community College
  8. Fletcher Technical Community College
  9. Baton Rouge Community College
  10. Southern University at Shreveport