Our Lady of Holy Cross College

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Not to be confused with Holy Cross College (disambiguation).
Our Lady of Holy Cross College
OLHCC logo
Established 1916
Type Private liberal arts college
Affiliation Roman Catholic
(Marianites of Holy Cross)
Students 1,250
Location New Orleans, LA, USA
Campus Suburban
Affiliations ACCU[1]
Website www.olhcc.edu

Our Lady of Holy Cross College (OLHCC) is a liberal arts college in New Orleans, Louisiana.


OLHCC was founded in 1916 as a two year women's normal school by the Marianites of Holy Cross. Its original location was in the Bywater area of New Orleans.[2] It became a 4 year institution in 1938. In 1947, a 40-acre (16 ha) parcel of land in Algiers was donated to the Marianites. The college completed a move across the river to this new site in 1960. Its area was later reduced by a sale. Men were first admitted in 1967.

In August 2011, the Marianites dismissed the college's president and all 19 of its trustees without warning.[3] The move prompted an investigation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges, the college's regional accreditor.[4] Following the investigation, SACS placed the college on probation for six months.[5]


OLHCC is on a 16-acre (65,000 m2) campus in a middle-class residential neighborhood of the Algiers area of New Orleans on the west bank of the Mississippi River. It is built primarily in the Southern Colonial style.


The school is fully accredited Catholic liberal arts college on the West Bank of New Orleans. There are more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs. The Marianites of Holy Cross founded the college in 1916. David M. Landry, PhD, became the 18th president in August, 2014.[6][7]


OLHCC is a Roman Catholic college, founded by the Marianites of Holy Cross.

Student life[edit]

Our Lady of Holy Cross College is nearing its 100th anniversary in 2016, and still evolving. Freshman, graduate students, older students, working students, transfer students and all who seek a profound, personalized educational experience at a small college. [8]

Notable persons[edit]

Norman Robinson (television news reporter) is a notable alumnus.



  1. ^ ACCU Member Institutions
  2. ^ Betty L. Morrison (1977). A History of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, Louisiana. Her Publishing Co., Inc. 
  3. ^ John Pope (August 16, 2011). "Holy Cross College disposes of president, 19-member board". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ John Pope (August 19, 2011). "Our Lady of Holy Cross College dismissals being investigated by accreditation group". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ Bruce Nolan (December 6, 2011). "Holy Cross College put on probation by accrediting agency". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Commission on Colleges" (PDF). Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 01/08/07. Retrieved 2009-03-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "NLNAC Accredited Nursing Program". National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-10.  Can type "Louisiana" into search box to see accredited programs in Louisiana
  8. ^ "Our Lady of Holy Cross - Facts & Figures". 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 

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