Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Our Lady of Holy Cross College
Our Lady of Holy Cross College

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Established 1916
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Students 1,250
Location New Orleans, LA, USA
Campus Suburban
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 normal school by the Marianites of Holy Cross. Its original location was in the Bywater area of New Orleans.[1] 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.[2] The move prompted an investigation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the college's regional accreditor.[3]


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 college offers bachelor's degrees and master's degrees and is regionally accredited.[4][5]


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

Student life

The college states that it enrolls roughly 1,250 students.[6]

Notable persons

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



  1. ^ Betty L. Morrison (1977). A History of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, Louisiana. Her Publishing Co., Inc.. 
  2. ^ John Pope (August 16, 2011). "Holy Cross College disposes of president, 19-member board". The Times-Picayune. http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2011/08/holy_cross_college_disposes_of.html. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ John Pope (August 19, 2011). "Our Lady of Holy Cross College dismissals being investigated by accreditation group". The Times-Picayune. http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2011/08/our_lady_of_holy_cross_college_4.html. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Commission on Colleges". Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 01/08/07. http://www.sacscoc.org/pdf/webmemlist.pdf. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  5. ^ "NLNAC Accredited Nursing Program". National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.. http://www.nlnac.org/Forms/directory_search.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-10.  Can type "Louisiana" into search box to see accredited programs in Louisiana
  6. ^ "Our Lady of Holy Cross - Facts & Figures". 2007. http://www.olhcc.edu/x546.xml. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 

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