The Northwestern State University CENLA Campus Center serves the central Louisiana area with select degree programs through the Learning Center for Rapides Parish (LCRP). The LCRP is a consortium of postsecondary institutions partnering to expand educational offerings in the area. The academic facility is located within the England Industrial Airpark & Community in Alexandria and easily accessible to major highways connecting the various parishes of central Louisiana.

New Summer Hours: Monday through Thursday from 7:30am-5:00pm
Fridays- 8:00am-12:00 noon

Degree Programs

Business Administration
Criminal Justice
Nursing – BSN
RN to BSN Completion Program
Radiologic Sciences
Social Work
General Studies

  • Educational Leadership — online degree program
  • Counseling — part online and part face-to-face at the main campus


  • Education
  • Administration
  • Nurse Practitioner
Pre-Law and Paralegal Studies

News and Noteworthy

NSU Cenla Campus Participates In CLSHRM Career Fair

Staff and faculty from NSU participated in the second annual Cenla Career Fair. This is an annual event hosted by the Central Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management. The event is open to the public [...]

Research Day for Junior Nursing Students

NSU Cenla Nursing students present their research posters at Research Day on the Alexandria Campus. Top: Dustin Cross and Irisia Cayton; Bottom left: Kelby Friday and Elizabeth Sobel Whitcher; Bottom right: Tara Grimm, Carla Andrew, [...]

NURB 2160 to be Offered at the Cenla Campus Fall 2016 Semester

The NSU Nursing faculty are pleased to announce NURB 2160 will be offered this fall 2016 semester at the Cenla campus. In the past, students have had to drive to Natchitoches or take the course [...]

Other Services

Child and Family Network

  • Child Care/Provider Training
  • Referral
  • Consultation & Parenting Programs

Contact: Josie Williams, NSU Child and Family Network Trainer
Office Number: 318-484-2184 ext. 125
Email: williamsjo@nsula.edu

Small Business Development Center

  • Counseling and Individual Assistance

Contact: (318)-484-2123
Website: https://www.nsula.edu/sbdc/

Contact Us

Northwestern State University – CENLA
1410 Neel Kearby Blvd.
Alexandria, LA 71303
Phone: 318-484-2184 Ext. 109