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Lourdes University

US News & World Report Ranks Lourdes University #6 as a 2022-2023 Top Performer on Social Mobility among Regional Universities in the Midwest!

Garners best ranking for Ohio Midwest Universities.


  • Welcome from the President Letter
  • 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 in Theological Studies (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Educational Partnership

  • LECOM Early Acceptance Program – Biology majors can apply for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Early Acceptance Program in one of three graduate tracks: medicine, dentistry or pharmacy.
  • 3+3 Law Program – students pursuing a concentration in Pre-Law can complete the first three years of their coursework at Lourdes then complete their first year of law school at The University of Toledo.
  • Public Health Program – Public Health majors can complete the first three years at Lourdes and then begin the first year of the master’s degree program at The University of Toledo.

Majors offered in the following colleges:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business and Leadership
  • Social Sciences
  • Nursing


Our Students

  • 31 states and Puerto Rico, 9 countries and 5 continents are home to Lourdes students
  • 15,300 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
  • 99% career/graduate school placement rate within one year
  • 100% job placement for social work graduates within 3 months of graduation
  • 100% of 2021-22 Education graduates have obtained teaching jobs
  • $12.5 million awarded to students each year in institutional scholarships, grants and awards
  • 1,221 students enrolled
  • 965 undergraduate students
  • 224 graduate students
  • 15:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 28% first generation college students
  • 37% of undergraduates receive Pell grants
  • $12+ million awarded in nursing grants
  • 30% students of color
  • 60% female students
  • 40% male students
  • First Year Student average HS GPA 3.39
  • First Year Student average ACT 20
  • First Year Student average SAT 976


  • “Top Performer in Social Mobility” by U.S. News & World  Report (2022-23)
  • “Best in the Midwest College” by Princeton Review (2005-2022)
  • “Military-Friendly” university by Victory Media (2009-2021)
  • NAIA Gold Level 5-Star Institution (2019-20, 2018-19)
  • Champions of Character Five Star Institution (2016-17)
  • Champions of Character Bronze Star Institution (2015-16, 2013-14)
  • Champions of Character Silver Star Institution (2014-2015)



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  • Mascot: Gray Wolves
  • Member, Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
  • Member, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • 25 varsity sports (baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s bowling, competitive cheer, competitive 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 tennis, men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s wrestling)
  • 8 Lourdes Athletic Teams named NAIA Scholar Teams (2020-21)
  • 15 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (all-time)
  • 11 WHAC Championships – regular season (Women’s Volleyball 2015, 2016; Cheer 2017, 2018; Men’s Volleyball 2019, 2021); tournament (Men’s Lacrosse 2017; Women’s Volleyball 2015, 2016; Men’s Volleyball 2019, 2021)
  • NAIA National Tournament qualifiers in Men’s Basketball, Women’s Bowling, Competitive Cheer, Men’s Lacrosse, Softball, Men’s Track, Men’s Volleyball, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Wrestling, Women’s Wrestling
  • Named a Champions of Character Gold Star Institution (2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21)