An accredited, Catholic, co-educational liberal arts college founded in 1916 by the Marianites of Holy Cross.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College participates in the teaching mission of the Catholic Church through the heritage and charism of the Marianites of Holy Cross. The administration, staff, and faculty educate the minds and the hearts of the undergraduate and graduate students through dedicated service and innovative teaching methods. All are challenged to seek truth, goodness and beauty through critical thinking, research and dialogue. Called to be a prophetic presence in an ever-changing world, the college community shares its spiritual, material, and educational resources with all.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College will be a Catholic, national, comprehensive, higher education institution known for the ability to balance liberal arts, sciences, and nationally accredited professional programs.
The College will be acclaimed for its individualized service to a diverse student body, the integration of mind and heart in the Marianite tradition, and the academic preparation for competent professionals in service to the larger community. To learn more, please visit OLHCC's Mission and Vision page.
Our campus is conveniently located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River in the suburban residential areas of Tall Timbers, Park Timbers and Woodland Estates in the Algiers section of New Orleans. Take General DeGaulle East from the Crescent City Connection. Easily accessible from all points of metropolitan New Orleans. Click here for a map.
The College is situated on 15 lovely, tree-shaded acres and designed in a graceful, Southern Colonial style.
We have a growing enrollment of approximately 1,250 full- and part-time students, ranging in age from 17 to 71.
We have a selective admission process; application form and ACT scores are required. Transfer and international students are accepted and welcomed. For more information, please go to the Admissions page.
We employ 52 full-time and 102 part-time faculty. Nearly 72 percent hold a terminal degree. Our student/faculty ratio is 13:1.
We award Master of Arts, Master of Education, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Science, Certification in Education and other fields.
Designed to provide extra assistance as needed to prepare for college-level classes, these courses are offered in English, reading, and mathematics. This academic support service to students also includes a tutorial computer laboratory.
These feature: off-campus and non-credit offerings for lifelong learning; workshops and seminars; Air Force; Army ROTC; CODOFIL programs in French studies; consortium arrangements with Tulane University, Gulf Coast Research Laboratories, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON); Ochsner Foundation School of Allied Health Sciences independent study; Statewide Religious Education Centers, Notre Dame Seminary, and St. Joseph Seminary College.
We offer students the opportunity for participation in the New Orleans Intercollegiate Club Sports League, Anytime Fitness, and the Louisiana College Intramural and Recreational Sports Association in soccer, softball, volleyball and flag football. We also offer the use of a full-facility health club on the West Bank. All Athletics are listed on the Student Life page.
We offer a variety of social, recreational and spiritual events. Organizations include student government; publications; professional, social, and academic groups. We also have chorus; special-interest groups; and family oriented activities. More information about activities is available on the Student Life page.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College is the most affordable private college in New Orleans. Full-time undergraduate enrollment for an academic year is approximately $8,160.00. Louisiana's Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) makes the cost even more affordable. Additionally, over $4 million in financial aid is awarded to 70 percent of the student body each year. To access the latest listing of tuition and fees, please click here.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, baccalaureate and master degrees. (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, telephone number 404-679-4501)
The Department of Nursing of Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Phone: 404-975-5000, Fax: 404-975-5020) to award the baccalaureate degree.
The Business Degree Program of Our Lady of Holy Cross College Division of Applied, Natural, and Social Sciences are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (Overland Park, KS 66225, telephone number 913-631-9154).
The Marriage and Family Counseling Program and the Community Counseling Program of Our Lady of Holy Cross College are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304, telephone number 703-823-9800, ext. 301).
The Radiologic Technology Program of Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education and Radiologic Technology (20 North Wacker Street, Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60606, telephone number 213-704-5300).
The Respiratory Care Program of Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244, telephone number 817-283-2835).
The Education Program of Our Lady of Holy Cross College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2010 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036-1023, telephone number 202-466-7496).
Full approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing; full approval from the Louisiana State Department of Education.
Memberships held in numerous state, regional, and national associations.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College is owned and operated by the Marianites of Holy Cross, an international congregation of women religious who have been serving God's people since 1841.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, marital status, or veteran's status in the admission to, participation in, or employment of its programs and activities.