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.

The NSU Cenla staff and faculty congratulates Descha’ Schneider- recipient of the DAISY Award. We are so proud of you and your accomplishments!!!

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

2017 Spring Fling Crawfish Boil

Crawfish & FUN!!! Some pics from our crawfish boil. The weather was great and the crawfish was delicious. We got to finish the evening off with sweet Italian ice! Thank you Student Activities Board!

Congratulations to Descha’ Schneider!

She was presented with the DAISY award last month. Descha’ graduated in August 2016 in the BSN program and is a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. [...]

The National League for Nursing Education Summit

Deborah Hickman and Rebecca Harrell, both faculty in the College of Nursing, attended The National League for Nursing Education Summit in Orlando, FL. In September to present Their research poster titled “How does the Integration [...]

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