About Lourdes

About Lourdes University

Lourdes is grounded in the Franciscan values of learning, reverence and service, and is known for its quality academic programs and the personalized attention afforded to our students. We pride ourselves on academic excellence and personal integrity. We are a diverse community that welcomes students who seek to better themselves through thoughtful conversation and hands-on practical experience.





Lourdes University, rooted in Catholic and Franciscan traditions, provides a values-centered education that enriches lives and advances academic excellence through the integration of the liberal arts and professional studies. Learn more about Lourdes University's Mission

Guiding Principles

In support of this mission, Lourdes University:

  • Nurtures a diverse community that supports students in fulfilling their potential.
  • Commits to the engagement of faith and reason, inspired by our Catholic and Franciscan intellectual traditions.
  • Provides a holistic, student-centered education, rooted in the liberal arts that prepares individuals for meaningful careers and lifelong learning.
  • Fosters personal integrity, ethical understanding, social responsibility, care for all of creation, and a commitment to community service.


Not only do our students and alumni recognize the Lourdes difference, so do these national and state organizations. Lourdes University is:

Learn more about Lourdes University's Accreditations and Memberships


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