Our Lady of the Lake College (OLOL College), located in Louisiana’s capital city of Baton Rouge, is a four-year independent, private, Catholic institution. The College is a wholly owned subsidiary of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and is sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, North American Province.
Devoted to excellence in teaching and learning, OLOL College is a student-centered academic community guided by its institutional mission. Accredited to offer doctorate, masters, bachelor’s and associate degrees, the College has an enrollment of over 1,800 students and offers degrees in programs such as nursing, health sciences, humanities, behavioral sciences, and arts and sciences.
Our Lady of the Lake College has an extensive and growing tradition of service to the community. From 2009-2014, over 3,883 students completed service-learning courses at the College, dedicating more than 68,000 service hours to communities in 16 parishes throughout central and southern Louisiana. In early 2011, the College was named by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Carnegie Engaged Campus. In addition to this prestigious Carnegie Foundation classification, the College has been named six times to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Inclusion on the Honor Roll (which is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement) was especially significant when the College was most recently featured ‘with Distinction' for the second time.