Founded in 1869, Dillard University is a leading private liberal arts college located in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. It is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church.

The University offers diverse majors through the following divisions: Business, Education and Psychological Studies, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Public Health, Nursing, and Social Sciences.

In April 2008, the Division of Nursing was chartered as a member of the Xi Psi at-large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the premier Honor Society of Nursing.

Notable alumni of Dillard University include: Joseph N. Gayles, Jr. Ph.D. (former President of Talladega College; former Morehouse School of Medicine Vice President for Development), Mattelia B. Grays, Ed.D. (18th International President (1970-1974) of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.), Harold Lundy, Sr. (fourth President of Grambling State University), Seandell K. Phillips (the first Chief Financial Officer of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.), William W. Sutton (fourth President of Mississippi Valley State University), etc.

Dillard University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also accredited by the Louisiana Department of Education, the National League of Nursing, the Louisiana State Board of Nursing Education, and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATS).

Achievements and Ranking Profile:

- Placed among Tier 2 National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News (2011).

- Ranked 9th in the US News Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking 2010.

- Rated 7th out of 81 HBCUs in the country. In order to be on this rankings list, a school must be designated as an HBCU, and must be a baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students and must also have been part of the U.S. News & World Report 2009 America’s Best Colleges’ rankings.

- Dillard’s highly acclaimed nursing program is the first of its kind in the state. In 2007, graduates earned a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

- Graduates of the Division of Educational and Psychological Studies in 2007 earned a 100% pass rate on the PRAXIS Exam.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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