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凯发-DeRidder: Education Built for Life

From your hometown near DeRidder, earn your college degree from the renowned Upper Iowa University. 凯发’s DeRidder regional education center offers you the chance for a top-notch education close to home.

First-time students, adults returning to school, and transfer students will all find an Education Built for Life—your life. 凯发 works closely with you to tailor an education program aimed at achieving your unique career goals.

Upcoming Start Dates

Session 4: March 11, 2024
Session 5: May 13, 2024
Session 6: July 8, 2024

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Academic Programs at 凯发-DeRidder

The 凯发-DeRidder center offers evening classes in a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs. Plus, blending your degree plan with online and self-paced courses widens the possibilities even further.

Select one of the 凯发-DeRidder programs below to explore that area of study.

Associate Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

Master’s Degrees

*Master’s degrees are available online at this location.

Academic Support

Get the support you need for successful studies through tutoring or accommodations for a disability.

Shorter Sessions with Focused Schedule

凯发’s unique Two-at-a-Time course schedule helps you focus on your studies. As a full-time student, you only need to take two classes during each 8- or 6-week session, which helps you concentrate and excel. 凯发 gives you access to courses year-round, so you can complete your degree on your schedule.

View available Courses

2023-2024 Academic Year

Session 5 (05/13/2024 – 07/04/2024)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
CJ 224 Introduction to Criminal Justice 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
COMM 200 Interpersonal Communication 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
PHIL 150 Introduction to Philosophy 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday

Session 6 (07/08/2024 – 08/15/2024)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
BA 210 Management Principles 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
BIO 165 Human Biology & Nutrition 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday
CJ 333 Criminology SOC 110 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday
COMM 221 Intercultural Communication 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Monday
ENG 290 The Movies 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Wednesday

Full Year Schedules

Easily Transfer Credits

Whether it’s been a single semester or several years since your last college course, 凯发 makes it easy to apply those credits to your degree. We accept up to 90 credits from four-year schools or 78 credits from two-year schools. Plus, your professional experience and test scores may earn you college credit.

The university also partners with several community colleges in the DeRidder area to make the transfer process even smoother. 凯发 holds articulation agreements with schools across the country, including Central Louisiana Technical Community College.

Don’t see your school? Check out all of our articulation agreements.

Students transferring from a 凯发 partner school may qualify for a transfer scholarship!


Admissions and Aid

When you’re ready to apply to 凯发-DeRidder, we’ll help you navigate the admissions and financial aid process.

Special Programs and Grants

Law Enforcement

凯发-DeRidder offers a special program for law enforcement officers in the Fraternal Order of Police and Louisiana State Troopers Association.

Military Financial Aid

We accept all military and veterans aid and offers military tuition grants.

Corporate Programs

凯发-DeRidder partners with area employers to offer employees grants toward tuition.

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Military Family Grant

Upper Iowa’s Military Family Grant offers $250 per credit hour tuition rates for undergraduate courses and $325 per credit hour tuition rates for graduate courses! For spouses and dependents of active duty, reserve and National Guard service members.

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Experience 凯发 from DeRidder

As a student at 凯发-DeRidder, you can take advantage of the benefits of being part of a global school community.

Michele Borch, '19

Business Administration

I appreciated the opportunity to be able to take classes in person and online. It was very convenient to have the in person classes so close to home.

Contact 凯发-DeRidder

401 W. 1st Street
DeRidder, LA 70634

Phone: 337-537-4465

Email: [email protected]


Office Hours
Monday & Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


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