Lourdes Univrsity

Lourdes University


  • Lourdes University is a Catholic and Franciscan institution
  • Established in 1958 by the Sisters of St. Francis
  • Located in suburban Sylvania, Ohio in the Great Lakes Region of the U.S.A.
  • Accredited by nine national, regional and professional organizations


  • Associate in Arts (AA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Educational Partnership

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) through partnership with Saint Louis University

Majors offered in the following colleges:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business and Leadership
  • Education and Human Services
  • Nursing


Our Students

Students infographic 2016

  • 34 states, Puerto Rico and 8 countries are home to Lourdes students
  • 100+ students study abroad each year
  • 23,620 community service hours provided by students
  • 2,000+ clinical hours completed by education students/teacher candidates
  • 700+ hours of classroom experience offered to education students/teacher candidates
  • 87 school districts in Ohio, 23 states and Canada have Lourdes education alumni as teachers
  • 90+% of business, education, nursing and social work graduates who pass state-administered exams secure jobs in their profession or enroll in graduate school within 12 months
  • 100% job placement for social work graduates within 3 months of graduation
  • 90% of Education graduates have obtained teaching jobs
  • $5.6 million awarded to students each year in institutional scholarships, grants and awards
  • 1,429 students enrolled
  • 1,128 undergraduate students
  • 12:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 601 of 1348 (45%) of undergraduates receive Pell grants
  • $10+ million awarded in nursing grants
  • 301 graduate students
  • 25% minority students
  • 53% first generation college students
  • 67% female students
  • 33% male students
  • First Year Student average HS GPA 3.24
  • First Year Student average ACT 21
  • First Year Student average SAT 994
  • 127 wooded acres
  • 214 arches and porticos on campus
  • 6 apartment-style residence halls


  • Named a “Best in the Midwest College” by Princeton Review for 13 consecutive years (2005-2016)
  • Named to the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for four consecutive years (2013-2016)
  • Named a “Military-Friendly” university by Victory Media for eight consecutive years (2009-2017)
  • Named a second tier Midwest university by U.S. News and World Report (2015-2016)
  • Named one of the most affordable Catholic universities by College Values Online (2015)
  • Named one of the most affordable nurse anesthesia programs by College Values Online (2015)
  • Named the 19th ranked nursing program in Ohio by RegisteredNursing.org
  • Named the 13th most affordable school for Master’s in Organizational Leadership by the National Center for Education Statistics (2016)
  • Named one of the most affordable small colleges for human resources programs by the National Center for Education Statistics (2016)
  • 1 WHAC Championship (women’s volleyball, 2015)
  • 9 NAIA national appearances (men’s basketball, 2012 and 2013; cheer, 2014; men’s volleyball, 2014 and 2016; women’s volleyball, 2015 and 2016; men’s lacrosse, 2016; softball, 2016)
  • Named a Champions of Character Silver Star School by NAIA (2015)
  • Named a Top 10 Safe College in Ohio by BackgroundChecks.org






  • Mascot: Gray Wolves
  • Member, Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
  • Member, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic
  • 17 (baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, competitive cheer & dance, men’s and women’s cross country, eSports, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s volleyball, wrestling)