Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a private college. The college was founded in 1923 as a school of nursing and is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. In 1998, the college received the authority to offer baccalaureate degrees. Master’s degrees were offered starting in 2005, while doctoral degrees were offered starting in 2015. In 2016, the college was renamed the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. Yearly enrollment is about 1,700 students. The school is in Baton Rouge, which is the capital of Louisiana and the second-largest city in the state. It is also home to several other universities, including Louisiana State University.
The university offers seven different ACEN-accredited undergraduate-level and graduate-level nursing programs. BSN paths include accelerated BSN, traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and LPN to BSN programs. The university also offers an LPN program and an LPN to APN program, along with an RN to MSN program. When enrolled in the traditional pre-licensure BSN program, students earn clinical and laboratory experience to help prepare them for a career in nursing. The clinical sites include local hospitals, community care centers, and schools. The skills laboratories provide realistic healthcare simulations. These programs are also accredited by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students1,446|
|Student to Faculty Ratio8:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus Housing-|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1994 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1995 - 08/01/2014
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
07/30/2007 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
02/01/2001 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
05/24/2005 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|ACT||20 to 23|
|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) Recommended|
|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||$485/credit|
|In State Students||$485/credit|
|Out of State Students||$485/credit|
|In District Students||$798/credit|
|In State Students||$798/credit|
|Out of State Students||$798/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, 97% of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University'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||9%||$1,000|
|State Grant & Scholarships||84%||$3,726|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||49%||$5,499|
|Federal Student Loans||59%||$5,374|
$15,429Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$14,750|
|$30,001 to $48,000$17,532|
|$48,001 to $75,000$18,817|
|$75,001 to $110,000$18,899|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.