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

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

ASN Students at the Cenla Campus

A special welcome our new ASN students and program instructor Alicia Book. We are happy to have them join the NSU family!

Computer Information Systems class to be offered at the Cenla Campus this fall!

The NSU Cenla Campus will be offering CIS 3900 (Systems Analysis & Design) this fall semester. In this class, students will learn how to develop a software/hardware system from the ground up! Students start analyzing [...]

NSU Cenla Campus Nurse pinning ceremony.

Congratulations to our NSU Nurses!!! Pictured here, the Class of 2016 Nightingale Pledge & Lighting of the Lamps. From left to right is Carolyn Hartt- Director of Cenla Nursing program, Stephen Peters- Cenla Nursing program [...]

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