Louisiana College

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Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a Christ-centered Community committed to Academic Excellence where students are equipped for Lives of Learning, Leading, and Serving. With a vision to Prepare Graduates and Transform Lives, LC develops the intellect and maturity of students with curricular and spiritual principles characterized by three words: relevant, relational and rigorous.

Louisiana College attracts students seeking a college that will reinforce and integrate their faith in more than 70 areas of study, and students credit professors for compassion and investment in the whole student. LC was named a Top 30 Christian College by bestvalueschools.org.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Louisiana College
1140 College Dr
Pineville, LA 71360

Website: lacollege.edu

Phone: 318-487-7000

Email: admissions@lacollege.edu

Organization details

EIN: 720467515

CEO/President: Dr. Rick Brewer

Chairman: Mark Sparks

Board size: 47

Founder: Edwin O. Ware, Sr.

Ruling year: 1970

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 07/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Louisiana College prepares students to be leaders of tomorrow. Our faculty and staff join you on your college journey and help you connect your passion and purpose. You'll learn to think critically, problem-solve, and use analytical reasoning - skills that are highly valued in today's job market. Rooted in Christ, the Louisiana College community is committed to academic excellence and equipping students for lives of learning, leading, and serving.

The guiding principle of Louisiana College is to provide liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs characterized by devotion to the preeminence of the Lord Jesus, allegiance to the authority of the Holy Scriptures, dedication to academic excellence for the glory of God, and commitment to change the world for Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Mission statement

Louisiana College is a Christ-centered community committed to Academic Excellence where students are equipped for Lives of Learning, Leading, and Serving.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating604 of 102279 of 117
Fund acquisition rating19 of 102410 of 117
Resource allocation rating664 of 102473 of 117
Asset utilization rating1013 of 1022117 of 117

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,694,762$1,774,558$1,726,638$1,379,713$2,447,073
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,324,579$2,522,574$2,158,683$1,700,657$2,982,486
Long-term investments$24,908,081$21,202,677$20,140,874$21,152,090$21,547,847
Fixed assets$47,922,671$44,859,797$38,515,941$35,717,963$33,626,322
Other long-term assets$27,935,040$26,752,177$26,503,150$25,551,045$24,436,092
Total long-term assets$100,765,792$92,814,651$85,159,965$82,421,098$79,610,261
Total assets$103,090,371$95,337,225$87,318,648$84,121,755$82,592,747
Payables and accrued expenses$1,518,342$1,711,735$771,888$783,259$1,098,164
Other current liabilities$4,475$666$666$20,442$24,435
Total current liabilities$1,522,817$1,712,401$772,554$803,701$1,122,599
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$7,239,752$6,375,923$6,492,949$7,726,008$8,440,184
Total long-term liabilities$28,418,281$20,863,084$20,824,258$22,207,588$23,750,717
Total liabilities$29,941,098$22,575,485$21,596,812$23,011,289$24,873,316
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$30,291,859$31,072,869$24,714,376$21,620,310$18,577,954
With donor restrictions$42,857,414$41,688,871$41,007,460$39,490,156$39,141,477
Net assets$73,149,273$72,761,740$65,721,836$61,110,466$57,719,431
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Total contributions$6,359,054$6,869,205$4,617,012$4,557,555$4,703,343
Program service revenue$19,134,209$19,319,708$20,993,628$18,389,602$18,642,301
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,928,466$1,091,129$2,382,515$2,333,373($529,607)
Other revenue$3,747,323$3,544,195$3,233,489$2,909,875$2,845,146
Total other revenue$24,809,998$23,955,032$26,609,632$23,632,850$20,957,840
Total revenue$31,169,052$30,824,237$31,226,644$28,190,405$25,661,183
Program services$25,254,239$23,802,553$20,903,057$19,283,661$19,817,233
Management and general$5,527,280$5,562,988$5,712,217$5,515,709$5,507,261
Total expenses$30,781,519$29,365,541$26,615,274$24,799,370$25,324,494
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$387,533$1,458,696$4,611,370$3,391,035$336,689
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$387,533$1,458,696$4,611,370$3,391,035$336,689


Dr Richard B Brewer JrPresident$267,411
Cheryl ClarkVice President$121,658
Philip CaplesVice President$92,270
Mr Fred HoltVice President$79,967
Jerry PipesVice President$71,204
Mr Norman MillerVice President$64,761

Compensation data as of: 7/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/19/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a private, Baptist coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs. Built upon the principles of character and learning, the College has a tradition of outstanding academics and is the only Baptist, four-year institution in Louisiana.

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