Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio8:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 21 229
Master's degree 15 7
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT20 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) 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $50

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$485/credit
In State Students$485/credit
Out of State Students$485/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$798/credit
In State Students$798/credit
Out of State Students$798/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 $21,825 $21,825 $21,825
ADN 70 $33,950 $33,950 $33,950
BSN 125 $60,625 $60,625 $60,625
FNP 50 $39,900 $39,900 $39,900
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, 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
Pell Grant 43% $4,322
Other Federal Grant 9% $1,000
State Grant & Scholarships 84% $3,726
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 49% $5,499
Federal Student Loans 59% $5,374
Private Loans 3% $6,985


Average Net Price/year
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$14,750
$30,001 to $48,000$17,532
$48,001 to $75,000$18,817
$75,001 to $110,000$18,899
Over $110,000$18,845

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
5414 Brittany Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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