WHY LOUISBURG COLLEGE?

Good Value

What is "good value?" According to our students and their parents, it's a Louisburg education. Why? More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. We offer an abundance of scholarships and a high average aid package. As a result, Louisburg is a lot more affordable than you think, easily the equivalent of public prices for a private school.

Here is what one parent recently wrote to us:

"From the beginning, my wife received very courteous and efficient help in getting my son 'plugged in' to life at Louisburg. On the Sunday of new student registration, I received valuable guidance from financial aid. This help continued for the next month or so, and made it possible for my son to receive grants that ease the family burden of college. Never was there any pressure to get his 'bill paid' until all arrangements had been finalized."

If you wish to apply for financial aid, our experienced counselors will guide you through the process from beginning to end. We offer the following financial aid opportunities:

  • Scholarships, grants, loans and student employment
  • Merit scholarships for academic excellence

Step to Success

We all have gifts. We help you develop yours so you can move on to the next level.

Our academic preparation is strong and most of our students go on to four-year North Carolina schools, including private institutions like Duke and Wake Forest. Our prime transfer school is North Carolina State; second is East Carolina. But we have Articulation Agreements including Division III schools.

Ninety-two percent of our graduates go on to four-year institutions and 90% of them complete their undergraduate education. Nationally, only about a fourth of students who enter a four-year institution straight out of high school graduate. Our students have a better chance of earning a four-year degree by coming here first, then stepping on up.

Here's a story that epitomizes what we do: A past chairman of our Board of Trustees first went to Duke and flunked out. (He loves to tell this story.) He says he came to his senses when he was working at Sears and he realized that he wanted more out of life. He came to Louisburg College, got the personal attention he needed, went on to senior college and graduated. Now he's a CPA with his own large accounting firm in Durham, NC.

That's what we mean when we say we help each student achieve his or her potential. It's not that we lower the bar... we give students the support they need so they can become successful.

Now that's a great mission.