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Meet LC

Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a private, Baptist coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs. Built upon the principles of character and learning, the College has a tradition of outstanding academics and is the only Baptist, four-year institution in Louisiana.


Louisiana College is a private, Baptist coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs. The campus is located in Pineville, Louisiana, and the college is accredited by the Southern Association for College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of Louisiana College. Please visit our accreditations page for more information on separate accreditation for specific programs.

The college is located on an 81-acre campus with a total of 25 academic and residential buildings. Most of the students at Louisiana College come from Central Louisiana, but many states and several foreign countries are represented in the current student body. The faculty and staff of Louisiana College genuinely care for the students. Their primary concern is to enhance student learning and to encourage the student’s Christian growth. Approximately two-thirds of the faculty hold terminal degrees in their academic discipline.

The college was chartered in 1906 as a non-profit corporation with the object “to own, operate and conduct a Baptist college... to foster Christian education.” Louisiana College is affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. 

LC Mission

Louisiana College is a Christ-centered community committed to Academic Excellence where students are equipped for Lives of Learning, Leading, and Serving.

LC Heritage

A commitment to distinctively Christian education is part of a rich tradition that has characterized Louisiana College's one-hundred-year history. The third stanza of the college alma mater clearly states the mission of the institution: “Christian knowledge e’er bestowing until eternity.”

LC Goals

Upon graduation from Louisiana College, students have received a broad exposure to the liberal arts and sciences, are grounded in the knowledge of a major area of academic inquiry, and have encountered opportunities for integrating all learning into a workable framework within the context of the Christian faith.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Louisiana College was founded in Pineville, Louisiana, on October 3, 1906. It is the successor to two earlier Louisiana Baptist schools, Mt. Lebanon University and Keatchie Female College.

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Louisiana College is the only Baptist, Christian liberal arts college in Louisiana. The college holds many more distinctives. Follow the link to learn more.

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A fact about Louisiana College: Over 94% , of LC Students Receive Scholarships or Financial Aid.

Over 94%

of LC Students Receive Scholarships or Financial Aid

A fact about Louisiana College: 12:1, Student/Faculty Ratio.


Student/Faculty Ratio

A fact about Louisiana College: 70+, Programs of Study.


Programs of Study

A fact about Louisiana College: Founded, October 3, 1906.


October 3, 1906