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Attending Lourdes

Achieve your educational and professional goals in a private institution that values you! We offer a variety of strong, values-centered academic programs, convenient class times and a diverse campus community that focuses on your education and career success. Come discover your future at one of the lowest priced private colleges around. Once you step on campus, you'll feel right at home.

Our Values and Guiding Principles

Our students, alumni, faculty and staff proudly exhibit these four core values:

  • Community
  • Learning
  • Reverence (respect for all)
  • Service

Our integrity shines in these Guiding Principles:

  • Nurturing a diverse community
  • Supporting students to fulfill their potential
  • Providing a faith-based, student-centered education
  • Preparing graduates for meaningful careers and lifelong learning
  • Fostering integrity, ethical understanding, social responsibility and a commitment to community service


Learn more about your chosen profession with an internship. Contact Career Services early to get your career on the right track.

First-time students benefit from academic-based, full-time and part-time scholarships. Transfer students benefit from both full-time and part-time scholarships

Service Learning
Many courses offer service learning components which allow students to blend theory with practice while providing community service to non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Study Abroad
Lourdes students and professors have taken advantage of learning opportunities in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Ask your Admissions Coordinator for more details.

Veteran Affairs Programs & Scholarships
Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon program and other veteran affairs programs and scholarships offered at Lourdes to assist you with your education and tuition.


Best in the MidwestNot only do our students and alumni recognize the Lourdes difference, so do these national and state organizations:

At a Glance

Sylvania, Ohio

Year Founded:

Founders and Sponsors:
Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania

Gray Wolves

Terra Cotta and Black

2,621 students from across the U.S. and abroad

Student to faculty ratio:
15 to 1

113 acres in suburban Sylvania

Our values:
We are a community of learning, reverence and service

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David J. Livingston

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