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4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131-7399
p. 504-394-7744
w. www.olhcc.edu

Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Our Lady of Holy Cross College Rating: 4.3/5 (3 votes)

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Our Lady of Holy Cross College (OLHCC) is dedicated to small classes and individual attention. The school offers an array of undergraduate programs including allied health, history, and theology among others. OLHCC also has a developing graduate program offering a Master of Arts in Education as well as a Master of Arts in Theology.

The school provides undergraduate programs for students looking to enter the field of medicine. There are four programs to choose from including pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, and pre-veterinarian medicine. All pre-professional bachelor’s degree programs require a minimum grade of C and a 2.5 GPA in professional course work.

Our Lady of Holy Cross College also offers many programs online including a Nursing Program that leads to a Registered Nursing degree. OLHCC considers its academic support services to be top notch and provides its students with online tutorials in writing, placement and proficiency testing, and many pre-college courses designed to help developing college students.

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Our Lady of Holy Cross College offers an open enrollment to all candidates including high school graduates, students holding their GED, and transfer students from accredited universities. The school requires a non-refundable application fee for first time students and all paperwork for admission must be received three weeks prior to the first day of registration. OLHCC does accept online applications.

Our Lady of Holy Cross College delivers college credit classes to high school students by way of the High School Scholars Outreach Program. The program offers students who have completed their sophomore year to start taking college classes early with written permission by their principal.

Graduate admissions require a completed written application form along with a written essay discussing the student’s career goals, official transcripts from previous course work, and three letters of recommendation. The school also asks for aptitude test scores from the Graduate Record Examination for the counseling and theology programs or the Millers Analogies Test for Education programs.

Financial Aid

The financial aid staff at OLHCC are members of the Office of Enrollment Services and are dedicated to helping students with their financial needs.

Enrollment counselors are in the office from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Appointments may be scheduled at these times, however, walk-ins are accepted.

All counselors are appointed to students according to their last name.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4747th for the average student loan amount.
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OHLCC was founded in 1916 and is located minutes from downtown New Orleans. Founded by the Ministry of Marianites of Holy Cross, the school sticks closely to its Catholic ideals. The Office of the Campus Ministry is a place for students who need an environment that fosters support. There are also many faith- based activities at the school including prayer groups, retreats and evenings of reflection.

Volunteer groups are a staple of the student body. The annual “Bread for the World/Walk for the Hungry” gives the students a chance to help the community by volunteering their time assisting those in need.

The Student Governing Body at OHLCC is centered around getting every student involved and encourages all students to get involved.

Anytime Fitness is a 24 hour a day gym located seconds from the campus.

Along with the school activities on campus, New Orleans is a town rich with culture and excitement and offers a host of activities within and around the city.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


OHLCC offers many sports on and off campus including bowling, flag football, softball, soccer and volleyball. The school is not affiliated with an intercollegiate athletics program.

Information Summary

Ranks 39th in Louisiana and 1808th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,326 0.38
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 200 0.06
Forcible Rape 163 0.05
Robbery 1,059 0.31
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3,857 1.11
Larceny 7,616 2.19
Vehicle theft 2,540 0.73

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near New Orleans, LA 70131-7399
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population28,397 (27,250 urban / 1,147 rural)
Households10,327 (2.71 people per house)
Median Household Income$45,592
Families7,418 (3.23 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (education dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingVery small four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Congressional District2202

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3576th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $8,880 $8,880 $8,880
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,070 $1,070 $1,070
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $370 $370 $370
FT Graduate Tuition $8,370 $8,370 $8,370
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,070 $1,070 $1,070
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $465 $465 $465
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $11,150 $11,150 $11,150
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $23,565 $23,565 $23,565
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $14,776 $14,776 $14,776

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $14,699 $9,710 $14,699 $9,710 $14,699 $9,710
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500 $1,200
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,059 $8,642
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,285 $3,566
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,285 $3,566

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$25
Graduate Application Fee$25
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 163 (34 male / 129 female)
Admitted 79 (12 male / 67 female)
Admission rate 48%
First-time Enrollment 59 (9 male / 50 female)
FT Enrollment 56 (9 male / 47 female)
PT Enrollment 3 (N/A male / 3 female)
Total Enrollment1,112

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 31 6 8 120 14 183
Accounting 1 2 3
Accounting and Business/Management
Behavioral Sciences 1 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 3 4
Business Administration and Management, General 1 3 1 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other 4 2 1 9 16
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 8 1 10 19
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 2 7 9
Elementary Education and Teaching 12 13
English Language and Literature, General 2 2
General Studies 3 5 3 12
History, General 1 1
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 1
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 1
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 4 1 5
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Organizational Leadership 1 6 7
Pre-Dentistry Studies 1 2
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 2 2
Psychology, General 4 2 1 7 2 17
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 1 2 10 1 15
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 6 2 31 5 44
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 1 1
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 1 1
Theology/Theological Studies 2 2
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3536th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $49,362 ($45,805 male / $47,273 female)
Number of FT Faculty 46 (18 male / 28 female)
Number of PT Faculty 110
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $260,871

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