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 rating796 of 1076106 of 130
Fund acquisition rating26 of 107711 of 130
Resource allocation rating985 of 1077118 of 130
Asset utilization rating1071 of 1076130 of 130

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,901,959$1,694,762$1,774,558$1,726,638$1,379,713
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,532,407$2,324,579$2,522,574$2,158,683$1,700,657
Long-term investments$29,673,325$24,908,081$21,202,677$20,140,874$21,152,090
Fixed assets$46,464,458$47,922,671$44,859,797$38,515,941$35,717,963
Other long-term assets$32,098,312$27,935,040$26,752,177$26,503,150$25,551,045
Total long-term assets$108,236,095$100,765,792$92,814,651$85,159,965$82,421,098
Total assets$110,768,502$103,090,371$95,337,225$87,318,648$84,121,755
Payables and accrued expenses$675,496$1,518,342$1,711,735$771,888$783,259
Other current liabilities$99,669$4,475$666$666$20,442
Total current liabilities$775,165$1,522,817$1,712,401$772,554$803,701
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$7,635,829$7,239,752$6,375,923$6,492,949$7,726,008
Total long-term liabilities$26,758,008$28,418,281$20,863,084$20,824,258$22,207,588
Total liabilities$27,533,173$29,941,098$22,575,485$21,596,812$23,011,289
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$34,192,901$30,291,859$31,072,869$24,714,376$21,620,310
With donor restrictions$49,042,428$42,857,414$41,688,871$41,007,460$39,490,156
Net assets$83,235,329$73,149,273$72,761,740$65,721,836$61,110,466
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Total contributions$9,636,272$6,359,054$6,869,205$4,617,012$4,557,555
Program service revenue$19,889,850$19,134,209$19,319,708$20,993,628$18,389,602
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$7,843,603$1,928,466$1,091,129$2,382,515$2,333,373
Other revenue$3,496,636$3,747,323$3,544,195$3,233,489$2,909,875
Total other revenue$31,230,089$24,809,998$23,955,032$26,609,632$23,632,850
Total revenue$40,866,361$31,169,052$30,824,237$31,226,644$28,190,405
Program services$20,860,724$25,254,239$23,802,553$20,903,057$19,283,661
Management and general$9,919,581$5,527,280$5,562,988$5,712,217$5,515,709
Total expenses$30,780,305$30,781,519$29,365,541$26,615,274$24,799,370
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$10,086,056$387,533$1,458,696$4,611,370$3,391,035
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$10,086,056$387,533$1,458,696$4,611,370$3,391,035


Dr Richard B Brewer JrPresident$257,226
Cheryl ClarkVice President$118,319
Reni MasonVice President$93,423
Joshua Dara SrVice President$79,661
Evelyn DeanChief Financial Officer$49,200
Eric PrattVice President$25,966

Compensation data as of: 7/31/2021

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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