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About the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

UL Lafayette is the second largest university in Louisiana and growing all the time. That's because we're all about inclusion. Sure we embrace diversity, but more importantly, we celebrate it. We are smart, spirited and seeking solutions. You don't get that way without inviting those differences to sit at the same table. We recognize the richness and depth of the human experience. We believe that the power and potential in sharing experiences, passions and ideas is inspiration. And we know that the only way to solve tomorrow's big challenges is together – by honoring the past, living fully in the present and mapping out a bold future. It's that "joie de vivre" that begins within our learning environment and spreads outward to make the world better.



Founded at the dawn of a new century, UL Lafayette began as the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute (SLII). Classes started in 1900 with 100 students gathering in a handful of classrooms dotting a barren patch of farmland. SLII's first president, 27 year-old Edwin Stephens, planted a grove of live oak trees near the entrance.

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Now a few years into a new millennium, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a thriving and diverse academic community of about 18,000 students that now offers more degree Programs than the number of students in its inaugural class. We have become an international leader in computer science, engineering and nursing. Our students learn from some of the world's foremost academics and researchers in their fields. A testament to our strong roots and fertile soil, both literally and metaphorically, that grove of live oaks planted by our first president is now a sprawling canopy of green on our thriving campus – a reminder that the nourishment we provide today grow and sustain our thriving community for generations to come.


College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions

College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions

UL Lafayette's nursing graduates are known throughout the state of Louisiana and the southern region of the United States. Employment rates among our graduates are impressive as well, meaning that healthcare institutions think our nurses are valuable assets. Support from our community's health systems is a large part of why we consistently meet or exceed Program goals.

We prepare nurses for a vital role as integral leaders in the healthcare system.


B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration

Moody Hall

When you earn your business degree from UL Lafayette, you earn a degree with prestige. Named by The Princeton Review as a Best Business School for eight consecutive years, the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration employs faculty, advisory board members, and business leaders have decades of experience in their fields. Curriculum is designed to give you practical skills that employers want.

UL Lafayette online business programs can give you the extra edge to advance in your career.




The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS/COC™) to award associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration


The B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration is AACSB accredited.


Administrators and Faculty


We know you have a passion for helping people. The goal of our faculty is to help you find the best way to pursue that passion as you develop the intellectual and personal skills you need to provide the very best in quality and safe care to your patients and clients. We help you learn to apply research to solve real-world problems. By combining your passion with our wealth of expertise and top-notch resources, we offer everything it takes for you to reach your full potential.

The faculty and staff of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have a long history of mentoring students to achieve their fullest potential. Please view the biographies of some of our prestigious faculty and staff.

MBA Faculty

Nursing Faculty



No one tells the story of the Ragin' Cajun experience like our alums who now do more than earn a living. They live with joie de vivre – fully and deeply, eager to share their knowledge, citizenship and passion for the possibilities for a better world. Read what they have to say about all that they've gained from their time with us.

Graduate -- Toby Wise

Toby Wise, Graduate, RN to BSN Online

"Through UL Lafayette, I was able to complete my degree in less than a year without the high costs that some Programs have. My degree was obtained 100% online, but I found my instructors to be a phone call or email away."

Graduate -- Misty Soto

Misty Soto, Graduate, RN to BSN Online

"My education from UL Lafayette has encouraged me to not just practice nursing, but to pioneer best practice changes in the field. This vision, commitment, and desire that have been instilled in me and others will help create an idealized future of nursing and will enable nursing to remain the professional discipline that it was intended to be."

Graduate -- Heather Lee

Heather Lee, RN, Graduate, RN to BSN Online

"Obtaining my BSN has always been a goal of mine. Like so many other nurses, I had a lot of anxiety about going back to school after being out of the classroom for so long. UL Lafayette's 100% online Program has worked beautifully for me. It allows me to work my school into my busy schedule at a time convenient for me."

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