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 LocaleSmall Suburb|
|Number of Students1,196|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1050 to 1280|
|ACT||19 to 24|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$500/credit|
|In State Students||$500/credit|
|Out of State Students||$500/credit|
|In District Students||$375/credit|
|In State Students||$375/credit|
|Out of State Students||$375/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||19%||$704|
|State Grant & Scholarships||65%||$2,847|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||90%||$5,182|
|Federal Student Loans||75%||$5,585|
$15,572Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.