Labouré College

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Labouré College
Former names
  • Carney Hospital Training School for Nurses (1892-1949)
  • Catherine Labouré School of Nursing (1949-1971)
  • Catherine Labouré Junior College (1971-1984)
  • Catherine Labouré College (1984-1993)
  • Labouré College (1993-2005)
  • Caritas Labouré College (2005-2009)
Motto"In Thy Sight We Serve"
Endowment$2.56 million[1]
PresidentLily S. Hsu, Ed.D.
Location, ,
United States
ColorsRoyal Blue and White 

Labouré College is a private college specializing in nursing and healthcare education and located in Milton, Massachusetts. Founded in 1892, Labouré claims a "Catholic identity" and a "commitment to Judeo-Christian principles" in its mission. The college offers online and on-campus certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs. In 2013, the campus moved from Dorchester to Milton, Massachusetts.[2][3]


Labouré was founded in 1892 as the Carney Hospital Training School for Nurses in South Boston. In 1949, the school merged with two other nursing schools run by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul: the St. John's School of Nursing in Lowell, Massachusetts and the St. Margaret's School of Nursing in Dorchester. They formed the Catherine Labouré School of Nursing, named for St. Catherine Labouré, in 1950. The new school opened in 1951 and moved to the site of the new Carney Hospital in Dorchester in 1954. In 1971, it was authorized to award degrees in Massachusetts and changed its name to the Catherine Labouré Junior College. Its name changed again in 1984 and in 1993, to Catherine Labouré College and then to simply Labouré College. In 1997, the college became part of the Caritas Christi Health Care system and its name was officially changed to Caritas Labouré College in 2005,[4] then officially changed back to Labouré College in 2009.

Until 1997, the school was sponsored by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul,[5] but was subsequently affiliated with Steward Health Care System.[6] In 2013, Labouré College disaffiliated with Steward.[7]


In 2013, Labouré College relocated from Dorchester to its new campus at 303 Adams Street in Milton, Massachusetts, adjacent to the Fontbonne Academy.[3]


Labouré offers the bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) and the associate of science degree in nursing and in allied health programs.[8] It was first accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in 1975 and gained accreditation under the NEASC Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) in 2005.[9]

Student life[edit]

Labouré is a commuter college,[10] not a residential college. Most of its students are part-time female commuters around the age of 30.[11] As of Fall 2009, there were 615 students enrolled at Labouré.[12]


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2014. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY2013 to FY2014" (PDF). National Association of College and Business Officers (NACUBO). p. 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  2. ^ Sweeney, Emily, "Laboure College is leaving Dorchester for Milton". The Boston Globe, August 25, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Laboure College Buys, Renovates Milton Campus With $9 Million MassDevelopment Bond", Labouré College press release, August 10, 2013
  4. ^ Massachusetts Board of Higher Education: Request for Committee and Board Action, April 2008
  5. ^ Labouré College Catalogue[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ CaritLabouré College featured by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) Archived 2007-07-05 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "History of Labouré College", Labouré website
  8. ^ Laboure College: Degree programs
  9. ^ NEASC roster: Laboure College[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Laboure College: About
  11. ^ Laboure College: Students
  12. ^ National Center for Education Statistics: Laboure College

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Coordinates: 42°15′38.8″N 71°3′29.2″W / 42.260778°N 71.058111°W / 42.260778; -71.058111