Louisiana College

Louisiana College

Louisiana College is a private, co-educational institution of higher education. It is located in Pineville, Louisiana. Edwin O. Ware Sr., Baptist clergyman and educator, founded the college on October 3, 1906. Louisiana College is set on a sprawling 81-acre campus in Pineville. The college offers a variety of pre-professional programs and awards bachelor's degrees in subjects like music, science, social work and arts. The programs of study are offered through the following academic divisions:

  • Division of Allied Health
  • Division of Business
  • Division of Christian Studies
  • Division of Education
  • Division of History & Political Science
  • Division of Human Behavior
  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Division of Natural Sciences
  • Division of Nursing
  • Division of Visual & Performing Arts

Louisiana College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III, and the American Southwest Conference. The school sponsors teams in tennis, softball, soccer, golf, cross country and basketball.

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Louisiana College
1140 College Dr
Pineville , LA 71359
General Phone: (318) 487-7011

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Louisiana College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine28registered nursing
Liberal Arts17foreign language and literature, French language, English, speech and rhetoric, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, history
Education and Teaching15special ed, elementary school teaching, art education, business teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, ...
Business and Management13business, business management, accounting, managerial economics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12health and physical education, exercise science, athletic trainer
Science8biology, chemistry
Religion and Philosophy8Christian studies, philosophy and religious studies, bible studies, religious education, religious music, theology
Media7mass communication, journalism, digital communications
Therapy and Counseling6psychology, music therapy
Security and Law Enforcement5criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work4public administration, social work
Design1graphic design
Music1music, music performance, various music studies
Fine Arts1fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering0web design
Drama and Performing Arts0drama, theatre design
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Louisiana College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree12859

Louisiana College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Louisiana College had a total enrollment of 1,056 students (934 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 57%
Women 43%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 15%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 38%
20-21 26%
22-24 14%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Louisiana College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %

Louisiana College Room and Board (2007)

Louisiana College offers campus housing for 678 of its 934 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Pineville, Louisiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Louisiana Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 28 meals per week.

Louisiana College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal425600
SAT Math420600
SAT Writing400600
ACT Verbal1524
ACT Math1624
ACT Composite1624

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT2%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT60%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Louisiana College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,030
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,030
Room and board $ 4,316
Room charge $ 1,860
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,456
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,721

Financial Aid:
Louisiana College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 200700)

Louisiana College Faculty

Louisiana College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2722

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
Instructorcalendar year3$43,3330*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$46,2502*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$51,0951*
Associate professoracademic year8$50,2329$46,232
Assistant professoracademic year13$40,78711$43,336
Instructoracademic year1*7$37,857
All faculty totalacademic year30$45,89528$43,079

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Louisiana College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football American Southwest Conference
Basketball American Southwest Conference
Baseball American Southwest Conference
Track American Southwest Conference

Louisiana College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics

Computer Science And Engineering
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music Performance, General
Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Christian Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Louisiana College Apart:

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Top 13%Louisiana College % of degrees in science
Number of students
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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 19%Louisiana College % of degrees in mathematics
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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
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