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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 percent of our students receive some form(s) of financial aid.
  • 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.
  • The five-year average for Louisiana College pre-law graduates accepted into accredited law schools is 95 percent. Most Louisiana College graduates enroll in law schools within Louisiana, where only 52 percent of applicants on average are accepted.
  • 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.
  • 100 percent of Education program completers taking the Praxis passed all parts of the exam in the last three years.
  • 96 percent of Nursing graduates find employment prior to graduation from LC.  All students have job offers prior to graduation.
  • 96 percent of students enrolled in the Nursing program graduate from Louisiana College.