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LC at a Glance
Louisiana College is a private, Baptist coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs.
October 3, 1906
Dr. Argile Smith
Pineville, Louisiana, just across the Red River from Alexandria in Central Louisiana
81-acre campus with a total of twenty-five academic and residential buildings
Semester, with two Summer Terms
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of General Studies, and Master of Arts in Teaching
Programs of Study:
70 plus programs of study
Navy and Rust
Louisiana College Distinctives
- Louisiana College offers more than 80 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs of study.
- The College library holds more than 135,000 volumes with over 199,000 government documents.
- Unlike large research universities, the College emphasizes classroom teaching.
- Classes at Louisiana College are taught by professional teachers, not graduate assistants.
- The Christian faculty members are noted for the personal attention they give to individual students.
- Louisiana College receives no direct federal support. Operating income comes from the Louisiana Baptist Convention, student tuition and private donors.
- Louisiana College distributes nearly $4 million annually in financial aid and private scholarships. More than 90% of our students receive some form(s) of financial aide.
- Louisiana College is one of the most recognized colleges in the South. Louisiana College was ranked 37th under "Best Baccalaureate Colleges" (South) in the 2008 News and World Report's America's Best Colleges.
- Louisiana College was recently recognized for leadership in the field of student character development in The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development. Louisiana College is profiled in the "Faculty and Curriculum Programs" section for its Values Program.
- Louisiana College was the only school in Louisiana to be listed in the 2007-2008 editions of both America's Best Colleges and America's 100 Best College Buys.
- The five-year average for Louisiana College pre-law graduates accepted into accredited law schools is 95%. Most Louisiana College graduates enroll in law schools within Louisiana, where only 52% of applicants on average are accepted. Recent graduates have also attended law schools in Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Minnesota, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
- Louisiana College teacher education graduates excel in passing the Praxis. Ninety-eight percent of them have passed the test since it was first required in Louisiana in 1979, and the job market for education graduates from Louisiana College remains very strong.
- Louisiana College continues to hold a national reputation for excellence in its pre-med program. Eighty-six percent of the pre-med graduates over the past five years have been admitted into accredited medical schools.
- The average MCAT score for LC applicants to medical school is 31.8 - historically, the State of Louisiana average entrance scores are between 27 and 29.5.
- 95% of Pre-Law students were accepted to law schools over the past five years.
- 100% of Education program completers taking the Praxis passed all parts of the exam in the last two years.
- 96% of Nursing graduates find employment prior to graduation from LC. All students have job offers prior to graduation.
- 96.3% of Nursing graduates pass the NCLEX (National Licensing Exam for Nursing) when taking the exam for the first time.
- 100% first time pass rate for first two ABSN cohorts
- 96% of students enrolled in the Nursing program graduate from Louisiana College.
- Over the past five years, 89.6% of LC students who applied for admission to graduate schools of social work were accepted for admission. Of those admitted, 92.3% were accepted for Advanced Standing.