Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Xavier University of Louisiana was founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and is the only Catholic and Historically Black University in the nation. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service. In order to develop the whole person, Xavier strives to create a college experience that inspires personal growth, interpersonal skills, and leadership in such areas as community service, the environment, cultural concerns, and social justice.
The University’s academic units are the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Pharmacy. Xavier is highly regarded for its educational programming in the STEM and health science fields, leading nationally in the preparation of African American physicians. It also has a strong background in the liberal arts that is enriched by the social and cultural ...setting of New Orleans. The University offers bachelor's, master's, the Doctor of Pharmacy, and the Doctor of Education.