Located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River minutes from downtown New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross is one of the South's most unique educational experiences. OLHCC offers affordable, high quality liberal arts programs that provide the foundation for its professional and student life programs. Degrees are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
At Our Lady of Holy Cross College, we specialize in personalized education. With more than 50-plus academic programs and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, OLHCC is committed to educating the heart as well as the mind. Our distinctive programs are in Education, Counseling, Nursing, Business, Biology, Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, English, Theology, Allied Health and more. Founded by the Marianites of Holy Cross in 1916, OLHCC proudly approaches our centennial of service.
The University was founded in 1916 as Our Lady of Holy Cross College, a Ministry of the Marianites of Holy Cross, and was created to educate and prepare teachers for work in the many schools the Marianites were opening across South Louisiana. The University's continued unwavering connection to the beliefs of the Marianite Sisters and its roots in educating those who would eventually teach others are both part of the foundation that makes the UHC experience so special.
For our students, this means smaller classes, a faith-based atmosphere and more personal attention from a generous, responsive team of professionals. It means collaborating in an exciting, entrepreneurial environment where the focus is always excellence. It means the support of a compassionate, caring faculty and staff all dedicated to making sure you get the most out of your educational experience.
Ultimately, it means you leave the University of Holy Cross prepared for life.