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Dillard at a Glance

 

WHO WE ARE

 

Miss Dillard University, Kaylan Tanner

 

Four-year private liberal arts HBCU and member of the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ

 

Louisiana's first HBCU, born from the union of Straight College and New Orleans University

 

1,215 students

 

22 majors and 2 certificate programs

 

Average class size | 18

 

Student-to-faculty ratio | 14:1

 

33 states and 12 countries represented in the student body


ACCREDITED BY

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

 

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


HOW WE LEAD

 

Dillard University biology student

 

#1 HBCU Best Small Business Management Degree Program

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#3 Producer of Physics Bachelor's Degrees Awarded to African Americans

American Institute of Physics

 

#5 New York Times Overall Mobility Index

 

#9 Best Biology Bachelor's Program

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#13 Best Film Bachelor's Program

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#14 Best Colleges in Louisiana for Best Undergraduate Faculty

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#24 Best Communications Degrees

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Most Beautiful College Campus

#8 Intelligent.com and #45 Cosmopolitan


PIONEERING ALUMNI

 

First African American governor of Louisiana

P.B.S. PINCHBACK, 1885 (Straight University)

 

One of the first African Americans in the U.S. to earn a Ph.D.

JOHN W.E. BOWEN SR., 1878 (New Orleans University)

 

First African American commissioner and chair of the Federal Elections Committee

SHANA BROUSSARD, '91

 

First African American Louisiana Supreme Court justice

REVIUS O. ORTIQUE, '47

 

First African American chief judge of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

CARL STEWART, '71

 

First African American Ivy League president

RUTH SIMMONS, '67

 

First African American to serve as an assistant federal public defender for the eastern division of the Western District of Tennessee

CHRISTINA WEMBLEY, '03

 

First woman to officiate an NCAA Division I tournament game

MELANIE DAVIS, '80

 

First African American director of the New Orleans Recreation Department

JOHN GLAPION, '64

 

Youngest board member in the NAACP's history

TRAELON RODGERS, '21


DISTINCTLY DU

 

Dillard University student in class

 

FIRST COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN LOUISIANA

to offer an accredited baccalaureate degree in nursing

 

FIRST HBCU

to offer a bachelor's degree in theater

 

ONLY UNIVERSITY IN AMERICA

with a program in African American material culture

 

ONLY AMERICAN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING

with a membership in the Melton Foundation

 

ONLY HBCU AND LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY

with a full-time pre-law center

 

ONLY LOUISIANA COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY

with an urban water management certificate program

 

ONE OF EIGHT HBCUs

with a mock trial team


BLEU DEVIL PRIDE

 

Dillard University mascot Victor Bleu

 

Nickname | BLEU DEVILS

 

Colors | ROYAL BLUE AND WHITE

 

Mascot | VICTOR BLEU

 

Sports League | National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA

 

Sports Conference | Gulf Coast Athletics Conference (GCAC)

 

Sports | Basketball, Cross Country, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball (women)

 

DILLARD UNIVERSITY

2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
504.283.8822

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