Louisiana College

Pineville, LA 71359

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.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Southern Baptist
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate50%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated BSN
  3. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 41

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Louisiana College

Our Lady of the Lake College
100.63 miles away
Mississippi College
141.35 miles away
East Texas Baptist University
142.36 miles away
Belhaven University
149.13 miles away
LeTourneau University
156.34 miles away
Loyola University New Orleans
167.02 miles away
Dillard University
167.36 miles away
University of Holy Cross
173.99 miles away
William Carey University
184.75 miles away


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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 560
SAT: Math440 to 500
SAT: Writing440 to 470
ACT Composite18 to 23
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$13,355
30k to 48k$12,137
48k to 75k$12,899
75k to 110k$14,759
Over 110k$15,710
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $460.00 $460.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $355.00 $355.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Louisiana College
1140 College Dr
Pineville, LA 71359

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