Louisiana College earns university status, updates name

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Louisiana College earns university status, updates name

Louisiana College, in existence since 1906, has officially earned university status by expanding its academic offerings and has updated its name to Louisiana Christian University.

The announcement was made Nov. 16 during the Louisiana Baptist Convention annual meeting. “When I became president in 2015,” said the school’s president Rick Brewer, “I told the Board I came to lead a great Christian college to become an even greater Christian university.”

Enrollment currently stands at about 1,250, and the Christian institution has graduated more than 15,000 students over the years, Louisiana College reported in a press release.

‘Unapologetically Christian’

The school offers dozens of bachelor’s degrees and four graduate programs, with a fifth graduate program in business administration to be added in the fall of 2022. Additionally, the school’s Vision 2025 strategic plan calls for its first doctoral program in education.

In celebrating the news, Steve Horn, executive director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, said, “LCU is a Louisiana school, which is unapologetically Christian, whose expanded academic offerings raise it to a university level.”

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