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

CENLA Campus adds new Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Degree Program for Fall 2016

New class for Fall 2016: FINANCE 2150 PERSONAL FINANCE (Wednesday evenings from 5-8pm at the Learning Center)

Degree Programs

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)
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 student awarded scholarship from Crest Industries, LLC.

Erica Greer, student in NSU’s Nursing program, was recently awarded a $500 scholarship by Crest Industries, LLC. Crest Industries awards this scholarship on an annual basis and Erica is one of the top four students [...]

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, [...]

Other Services

Child and Family Network

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

Contact: Josie Williams, Childcare Specialist
Office Number: 318-484-2184 ext. 125
Email: williamsjo@nsula.edu

Lien McGehee, Childcare Specialist
Office Number: 318-484-2184 ext. 117
Email: mcgeheel@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