Louisiana Christian University

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Founded in 1906, Louisiana Christian University 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, LCU develops the intellect and maturity of students with curricular and spiritual principles characterized by three words: relevant, relational and rigorous.

Louisiana Christian University 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. LCU was named a Top 30 Christian College by bestvalueschools.org.

Contact information

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

Website: lacollege.edu

Phone: 318-487-7000

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 720467515

CEO/President: Dr. Rick Brewer


Board size: 21

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 Christian University 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 Christian University community is committed to academic excellence and equipping students for lives of learning, leading, and serving.

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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating460 of 111246 of 130
Fund acquisition rating16 of 11134 of 130
Resource allocation rating376 of 111338 of 130
Asset utilization rating1107 of 1112130 of 130

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,372,123$1,901,959$1,694,762$1,774,558$1,726,638
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,005,576$2,532,407$2,324,579$2,522,574$2,158,683
Long-term investments$27,782,678$29,673,325$24,908,081$21,202,677$20,140,874
Fixed assets$44,060,484$46,464,458$47,922,671$44,859,797$38,515,941
Other long-term assets$30,210,938$32,098,312$27,935,040$26,752,177$26,503,150
Total long-term assets$102,054,100$108,236,095$100,765,792$92,814,651$85,159,965
Total assets$104,059,676$110,768,502$103,090,371$95,337,225$87,318,648
Payables and accrued expenses$726,738$675,496$1,518,342$1,711,735$771,888
Other current liabilities$96,746$99,669$4,475$666$666
Total current liabilities$823,484$775,165$1,522,817$1,712,401$772,554
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$6,215,932$7,635,829$7,239,752$6,375,923$6,492,949
Total long-term liabilities$24,276,969$26,758,008$28,418,281$20,863,084$20,824,258
Total liabilities$25,100,453$27,533,173$29,941,098$22,575,485$21,596,812
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$32,509,956$34,192,901$30,291,859$31,072,869$24,714,376
With donor restrictions$46,449,267$49,042,428$42,857,414$41,688,871$41,007,460
Net assets$78,959,223$83,235,329$73,149,273$72,761,740$65,721,836
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Total contributions$8,462,819$9,636,272$6,359,054$6,869,205$4,617,012
Program service revenue$18,541,824$19,889,850$19,134,209$19,319,708$20,993,628
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($3,063,362)$7,843,603$1,928,466$1,091,129$2,382,515
Other revenue$3,890,104$3,496,636$3,747,323$3,544,195$3,233,489
Total other revenue$19,368,566$31,230,089$24,809,998$23,955,032$26,609,632
Total revenue$27,831,385$40,866,361$31,169,052$30,824,237$31,226,644
Program services$27,580,760$20,860,724$25,254,239$23,802,553$20,903,057
Management and general$4,526,731$9,919,581$5,527,280$5,562,988$5,712,217
Total expenses$32,107,491$30,780,305$30,781,519$29,365,541$26,615,274
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Surplus (deficit)($4,276,106)$10,086,056$387,533$1,458,696$4,611,370
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($4,276,106)$10,086,056$387,533$1,458,696$4,611,370


Dr Richard Brewer JrChief Executive Officer$280,127
Dr Cheryl ClarkProvost$130,268
Dr Joshua DaraVice President of Student Engagement$103,534
Evelyn DeanChief Financial Officer$77,891
Dr Mary PalmerVice President of Institutional Advancement$67,794
Dr Eric PrattVice President$51,516
Dr William SmallwoodVice President$41,458

Compensation data as of: 7/31/2022

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Founded in 1906, Louisiana Christian University 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.

Program accomplishments

1,224 Enrollment

Freshman 67% Overall 70.3% Retention Rate

12:1 Student To Faculty Ratio

70+ Programs Of Study

100% Education PRAXIS Pass Rate

100% BSW Advanced Standing

99% Medical School Acceptance Rate

63% Scored Higher Than National Average On The MCAT

96% Students Receive Financial Aid