Louisiana College

Pineville, LA 71359
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Louisiana College is a small private college in Pineville, Louisiana, with a low 11:1 student to faculty ratio. The college is affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention and was founded in 1906. While the first classes were taught in tents, the college now has 25 residential and academic buildings. Most of the administrative offices are housed in the Alexandria Hall building, which was built in 1920. The nursing programs are taught at the Cavanaugh Hall of Science, which also includes classrooms for biology, mathematics, and chemistry. As Louisiana College is affiliated with a church, the college focuses on promoting a Christian learning environment. 

Louisiana College Division of Nursing offers three nursing programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. These CCNE-accredited programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. Along with CCNE accreditation, these programs are accredited by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN). The traditional four-year BSN track has prerequisite liberal arts courses. The accelerated BSN program is for students that have a four-year degree in an unrelated field. If the prerequisite courses and admission criteria are met, students may complete the accelerated BSN program in 17 months. Upon completion of any of these programs, students are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Number of Students1,196
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Southern Baptist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate55%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 8 27
Master's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 79.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1923 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/03/2003 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1050 to 1280
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$500/credit
In State Students$500/credit
Out of State Students$500/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$375/credit
In State Students$375/credit
Out of State Students$375/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $22,500 $22,500 $22,500
ADN 70 $35,000 $35,000 $35,000
BSN 125 $62,500 $62,500 $62,500
FNP 50 $18,750 $18,750 $18,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of Louisiana College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 55% $4,499
Other Federal Grant 19% $704
State Grant & Scholarships 65% $2,847
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 90% $5,182
Federal Student Loans 75% $5,585
Private Loans 2% $9,330


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$14,282
$30,001 to $48,000$14,320
$48,001 to $75,000$16,065
$75,001 to $110,000$18,694
Over $110,000$18,120

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.
Louisiana College
1140 College Dr
Pineville, LA 71359

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