Local services in Lafayette
The public schools in the parish are run by the Lafayette Parish School System. The system has 33 schools, 21 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and seven high schools. The LPSS offers nine career academies at the high school level, school curricula designed to prepare students in certain career fields. Lafayette has one university, one community college, and two vocational colleges. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is part of the University of Louisiana System. It is the second-largest university in the state, with an enrollment of approximately 17,508. Schools and colleges related to the institution have been located in Lafayette since 1898. The LPSS also offer schools of choice, a program to improve racial diversity at schools. Lafayette has some manufacturing and fabrication businesses, including Frank's Casing Crew and CIS Hammers. Lafayette has around 10 major healthcare facilities and institutions all around the city.