Businesses and individuals in St. Martin Parish benefit from their proximity to Lafayette. Two institutions there offer unparalleled educational experiences, from high-level bachelor’s degrees to workforce development led by respected educators.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is one of Louisiana's key public research institutions with focused programs in nursing, industrial design, computer science, engineering and architecture.
Also located in nearby Lafayette, South Louisiana Community College has a strong connection to businesses in St. Martin Parish. It offers a strong workforce development focus, with programs in the healthcare sector such as Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Emergency Medical Technology (EMT), with many other workforce training programs leading to high-paying jobs.