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Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, 天主教徒和历史上的黑人. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, 包括研究和社区服务.


The University’s major academic units are the College of Arts and Sciences (which awards baccalaureate degrees as well as master’s degrees in Education, Counseling, Public Health Sciences, and Speech-Language Pathology and a doctorate in Educational Leadership) and the College of Pharmacy (which awards the Doctor of Pharmacy, the Master of Health Sciences, and the Master of Science). The University also awards the Master of Theology through its Institute for Black Catholic Studies.

e世博esball大学在本科阶段提供50多个主要领域的预备课程, graduate, and professional degree levels. Undergraduate students, regardless of their major are required to complete forty hours of core curriculum courses that will challenge students to think critically and normatively about their world, regions, communities, and themselves. 


Xavier University of Louisiana is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to grant baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Xavier University of Louisiana is authorized to offer certificates at approved degree levels. If you have any questions about Xavier University of Louisiana's accreditation, please direct them in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Xavier University of Louisiana is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 药学教育认证委员会, 教育工作者准备资格认证委员会, 路易斯安那州教育局, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, 以及全国音乐学校协会. The University has also been awarded candidacy status by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and Accreditation-Provisional status by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.


The total enrollment for fall 2023 was 3,181, which included a freshman class of 692. Of these, 2,文理学院有586名本科生, 178人是药学院的学生, and 412 are graduate students.


From its founding Xavier has embraced a special mission to serve the African American Catholic community; however, its doors have always been open to qualified students of every race and creed. Today, 79% percent of its enrollment is African American/Black and seven percent is Catholic. e世博esball大学近40%的学生来自路易斯安那州.8%),主要来自新奥尔良地区. Non-local enrollment continues to increase with students coming from 42 other states and U.S. territories. 校园里有24个国家的代表. Student life is enriched by the social and cultural setting of New Orleans, 并通过校园活动来促进个人成长, interpersonal skills, 以及在社区服务等领域的领导能力, the environment, cultural concerns, and social justice.

Admissions and Retention

The Office of Admissions seeks to enroll a student body that is diverse and in keeping with the offerings within the colleges of the University. The average ACT and SAT scores for entering freshmen in 2023 were 22 and 1063, respectively. 保持其对学术卓越的历史承诺, 这所大学吸引了许多成绩优异的学生, yet it remains committed to admitting a certain percentage of “at-risk” students who exhibit the will to succeed. The Student Academic Success Office provides the resources and support systems to assist all students in being successful. 新生的保留率为70%.8%.

Advanced Degrees

Xavier students attend graduate and professional schools at a rate that reflects the efforts of XU faculty, staff and administrators. In 2023, 38% of College of Arts and Sciences graduates matriculated directly into graduate, professional schools, and other educational programs.

Rankings and Distinctions

Xavier is recognized as a national leader in the sciences and the liberal arts:

  • A recent AAMC report revealed that Xavier maintains its high-ranking status in sending African American graduates on to successfully complete Medical School. Xavier also remains among the top ten in sending African American Graduates to Medical School.
  • Plexuss recognized Xavier as the nation’s #2 HBCU and as the #1 HBCU in Louisiana as part of their 2022 rankings. Xavier’s new Data Science program was also ranked as the top in the state.
  • e世博esball大学被公认为全美排名第三的HBCU U.S. News “Best Colleges” Guide 2022.
  • Xavier University of Louisiana was singled out as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review 在2021年版的“最佳386所大学”出版物中.
  • Xavier University of Louisiana was recognized as one of the nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as well as the best value among southern regional universities in the recently released “Best Colleges 2020” guide by the U.S. News Media Group
  • e世博esball大学商学院被授予 路易斯安那质量基金会(LQF) highest award, the Level 3 Louisiana Performance Excellence Award (LPEA) based on an evaluation of its proven effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, integrated processes, and tracked results. 
  • Xavier was again ranked #3 in a special 2023 report on the “Best Catholic Colleges and Universities” by the Edvocate.
  • Xavier was recognized as among the nation’s top five HBCUs in the recently released “Best Colleges 2022” guide by the online college ranking site
  • In 2020, Xavier University of Louisiana was ranked as #4 in “Top Performers on Social Mobility Regional Universities South” by U.S. News “Best Colleges” Guide 2020, as well as one of the top 10 among Universities ranked in innovation. 
  • Xavier University of Louisiana is among the top 10% of “best colleges for the money” in Louisiana and the entire Southeast Region in the College Factual 2020 rankings and is recognized as one of the top four for that ranking in the state of Louisiana.
  • Xavier University of Louisiana’s programs in biological and biomedical sciences, general biology, physical sciences, 和化学都排在前5名的最佳价值 College Factual 2020 Rankings.  
  • Xavier University of Louisiana was named as the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion in International Education Award by Diversity Abroad
  • With a 93% placement rate, Xavier remains Louisiana’s top institution for graduates successfully entering the job market according to career experts at
  • e世博esball被指定为2020-2021年军事友好学校 Military Friendly
  • e世博esball大学最近被评为路易斯安那州最佳HBCU 大学总部(大学总部), an independent hub of resources and information for those considering higher education.

Budget and Endowment

The University’s unrestricted operating revenue is more than $125 million, 而其目前的捐赠价值超过1.78亿美元. Unlike some denominations, the Catholic Church does not provide funds for Xavier or other Catholic colleges and universities in the United States (Catholic University in Washington, DC is the one exception). More than 87 percent of Xavier’s undergraduates apply for and receive some form of need-based financial aid. 超过65%的学生获得了佩尔助学金. 因为许多学生的经济资源有限, 该大学实行低学费政策(22美元),2020-2021年每年503名本科生).

Research and Sponsored Programs

Xavier has significantly increased its national prominence in research over the last decade. 101所历史上的黑人学院和大学(HBCUs), Xavier currently ranks 6th in funding from Health and Human Services (HHS) and 1st on a per capita basis. 在全国所有大学中, Xavier is among the top 30 percent in National Science Foundation (NSF) funding and among the top 15 percent in HHS funding. In Louisiana Xavier ranks third in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding behind only Tulane and the LSU System. Awards from NIH, NSF, the Louisiana Board of Regents and foundations like Keck and Sherman Fairchild have enormously expanded Xavier’s core instrumentation facilities. Membership in the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium is making it possible for Xavier’s Cancer research programs to move aggressively forward.



California Community Colleges

  • 路易斯安那州e世博esball大学的合作伙伴 California Community Colleges to allow students who meet certain requirements to be admitted to Xavier with junior standing. According to the agreement, students who apply for admission and successfully obtain a transfer-level associate degree with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher and complete either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern, or University of California Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum, 能保证以大三的成绩进入e世博esball大学吗.


  • Xavier University of Louisiana’s partnership with the Google in Residence Program was launched in 2013 to improve diversity in the tech industry by embedding engineers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions. 扩大技术人员的数量是关键 Google’s strategy to have a representation of minority Googlers in the United States reach or exceed the available talent pool at all levels of the company. The initiative is one of the ways the company is looking to attract and hire more diverse Googlers to truly reflect the diversity of its users.

St. Michael Indian School

  • St. Michael Indian School (SMIS) and Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a partnership to explore the establishment of a Catholic university to be located on the campus of St. Michael Indian School in St. Michaels, Arizona. Both institutions founded by Saint Katharine Drexel will implement a four-stage process through 2020 that begins with a feasibility study conducted by both institutions for an affiliated Catholic university.

The Baylor College of Medicine

  • Xavier University of Louisiana and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston partnered to establish an initiative that allows qualified Xavier students to participate in a collaborative Medical Track Program that facilitates assured acceptance into the School of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.


  • Xavier University of Louisiana has partnered with Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine to advance the education of its students via the SpartanMD Acceptance Realization Track initiative or SMART Initiative. Through this program, students who fit the admissions criteria for MSU’s medical school will be able to apply for early acceptance during their junior and senior years. This event partnership allows Xavier to provide more opportunities for pre-med students.


  • Xavier University of Louisiana has partnered with the Georgia Tech College of Engineering to offer a Dual-Degree Engineering Program (DDEP). Students study Physics at XULA for 3 years plus 2 years in Georgia Tech’s Engineer School, and those who complete the program graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Xavier as well as a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Georgia Tech.

LCMC Health System, New Orleans Health Department, and the LSU Health Sciences Center

  • 路易斯安那州e世博esball大学与LCMC健康中心合作, 新奥尔良卫生局, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center to launch the first mobile community testing site in a city-wide initiative that brought COVID-19 testing to individuals and families throughout New Orleans who live in communities that are medically vulnerable.


  • 路易斯安那州e世博esball大学的合作伙伴 迪肯大学法学院他的酒吧准备课程是 ranked No. 9 in the country by National Jurist. Duquesne University is also one of the nation's top Catholic Universities, 140年前由圣灵修会创立. This new partnership with Duquesne University's School of Law provides a clear pathway for our students to further their education and pursue careers in the legal field.

Ochsner Health System

  •  Xavier University of Louisiana and the Ochsner Health System teamed up to launch a new Physician Assistant (PA) Program beginning in January 2020. The 28-month, full-time graduate program leads to a master’s degree in health sciences. Commonly known as a PA, a physician assistant is a licensed and trained healthcare professional trained in general medicine who works under the supervision of a physician.

The University of Southern California’s Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

  • Xavier University of Louisiana has partnered with the University of Southern California’s Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy to address the lack of diversity in the physical therapy profession with a new partnership designed to create a pipeline for Xavier students to complete their prerequisite courses, 获得宝贵的实践经验, and develop mentoring relationships with their future USC faculty members.


  • 路易斯安那州e世博esball大学的合作伙伴 the University of California- San Diego and created a three-year program designed to provide exceptional undergraduate students opportunities for summer research in the biological sciences. UCSD/XULA研究生路径合作伙伴关系于2018年启动, with up to six Xavier students selected to participate in the UCSD’s prestigious STARS program, 一个以研究生生活为蓝本的密集的八周学院.


The U.S. Department of Education funded partnership of teaching training programs with NOLA Public Schools and New Schools for New Orleans- Collaborations across the board include Xavier, Loyola University New Orleans, 新奥尔良为美国而教, teachNOLA, 接力教育研究生院, and New Schools for New Orleans

  • NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS), 新奥尔良新学校(NSNO), and Xavier University announced the “Supporting Public School Teachers” initiative via OPSB’s commitment of funding from the System-Wide Needs Fund for teacher programs. Together with our collaborators, the collective work resulted in more than 250 new teachers for New Orleans schools. 这一举措旨在招聘, prepare, 并开发了近900个高效, 到2020年,来自不同背景的具有文化能力的教师. The $13 million grant establishes a unique and innovative partnership of teacher training programs. The six partners worked together to address teacher pipeline challenges across the city, implementing their unique teacher preparation models to meet the needs of schools with high concentrations of High-Need Students while collaborating on best practices and problem-solving.

佐治亚理工学院, Auburn University, US Army Research laboratory, 以及美国宇航局格伦研究中心的调查人员

  • Xavier University of Louisiana has partnered with several collaborators, 包括佐治亚理工学院, Auburn University, US Army Research laboratory, 以及美国宇航局格伦研究中心的调查人员 to study the interfacial properties of electrodes and solid electrolytes. 该项目有助于提高STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) workforce by engaging students from underrepresented minority groups in cutting-edge research in energy storage technologies for Space, 这是NASA最关键的项目之一. The goal is to improve transport and stability across the interfaces that will lead to the development of 固体高能锂电池(SHELiB).

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc

  • 路易斯安那州e世博esball大学的合作伙伴 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 在科学和技术贡献方面处于世界领先地位, to make COVID-19 testing available to all who returned to Xavier’s campus in Fall of 2020. 通过一项名为“正义计划”的倡议,” Thermo Fisher committed to supporting HBCUs with a donation of $15 million in diagnostic instruments, test kits and related supplies. The company has also provided technical assistance for establishing or expanding HBCU laboratories to provide regular on-campus testing throughout the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Student Freedom Initiative

  •  Xavier University of Louisiana is a participant in the Student Freedom Initiative program, which will provide eligible students with an income-contingent financing alternative to high cost, fixed payment debt obligations, 以及全面的支持服务, 包括实习和指导. 

Ochsner Health, Louisiana leaders

  •  Ochsner Health, Louisiana leaders and Xavier University of New Orleans have partnered with a long-term vision to improve the overall health of the state with a comprehensive strategy to enhance healthcare access, 改善卫生公平和卫生成果. The 10-year commitment includes an initial investment of $100 million during the next five years. Investments will support projects that eliminate barriers to healthcare; bring resources into underserved, urban, and rural communities; collaborate with partners to research and better understand health disparities; utilize technology and innovation to improve outcomes and invest in Louisiana’s next generation of healthcare providers and frontline staff.  


  • 推动多元化和包容性的量子劳动力, IBM has partnered with Xavier University of Louisiana and other HBCUs to launch the first IBM Quantum Education and Research Initiative. 作为13个参与的hbcu之一, Xavier是IBM-HBCU量子中心的一部分, which offers access to quantum computers as well as collaboration on academic, 教育和社区外展项目. 


  • Xavier University of Louisiana received a $1 million endowment from TikTok to empower the next generation of health heroes. The funding will support undergraduate and graduate scholarships for students pursuing medical careers or other health-related fields. 

 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Lambda Chapter alums

  •  Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Lambda Chapter alums signed an agreement with Xavier University of Louisiana to donate a total of $112,500美元的奖学金捐赠基金给了大学, with a completion of the endowment by 2025 in recognition of the university's centennial celebration.

  NBCUniversal News Group 

  • NBCUniversal News Group selected Xavier University of Louisiana as one of the HBCUs to launch NBCU Academy, a new, innovative, 多平台e世博esball培训和发展计划. The initiative includes a curated onsite curriculum for a hands-on learning experience with world-class NBCU News Group journalists and funding for accredited journalism programs and scholarships. 


Coca-Cola Foundation Awards Grant to Xaiver University of Louisiana to Support Black Male Recruitment and Retention

  • Xavier University of Louisiana has been awarded a $250,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation. The goal of the project, “The Obligation of Excellence: Black Male Recruitment and Retention at Xavier University of Louisiana,” is to help in the University’s ongoing efforts to improve Black male recruitment, enrollment and retention rates and to provide supplemental scholarship funding that will lessen the financial burden for Black male students enrolled at Xavier.


Mellon Grant to Support Community College Student Pipeline, Summer Bridge Program

  • Xavier University of Louisiana received a three-year, $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support initiatives designed to expand its community college student pipeline and to establish a new summer bridge program. The grant funds on-going university efforts to engage and enroll more community college students by streamlining its transfer administrative process, 明确课程和专业要求, 并减少与课程相关的障碍,在四年内毕业.


Minority Business Enterprises Readiness Project with the City of New Orleans awards Grant to Xavier University of Louisiana

  • A $465,894 grant was awarded to Xavier University of Louisiana by the Minority Business Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. 这笔赠款用于MBE灾难准备项目, an initiative whose objective is to disseminate pertinent information about disaster preparedness and about obtaining disaster-related contracts to minority-owned businesses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


National Science Foundation Grant awarded to Xavier University of Louisiana

  • 路易斯安那的e世博esball大学获得了三年的奖学金, $844,448 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a systematic approach to increasing the participation and advancement of women in academic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers. Xavier Professor Dr. Payton-Stewart was named as a Diversity Fellow for the NSF ADVANCE Grant.


The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)  funds Project Pathways at Xavier, as part of the Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program.

The ultimate goal of this program is to address the lack of diversity in the biomedical research workforce and prepare a diverse group of future contributors to the NIH-funded research enterprise. Xavier’s Project Pathways, focuses on the various pathways to success for students in the biomedical sciences, bringing together both academic areas and academic support areas to provide students with a holistic program that better prepares them for a research career. 进一步扩大项目路径的效益, Xaver has partnered with several institutions to give our students the opportunity to perform research with partnering liaisons, including Dartmouth, 波士顿大学医学院, 密歇根大学等等.

Future Directions

Xavier’s strategic priorities for maintaining its unique place in the world of higher education and reaching even higher levels of academic excellence and service to the community include increasing scholarships for deserving students, 促进卓越的教学和研究, increasing the number of Xavier students entering graduate and professional schools, expanding the University’s leadership in pharmaceutical education and minority healthcare issues, 加强促进核心价值观和领导力的项目. 




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