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Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States
Nicholls State University, located in Thibodaux, La., is a comprehensive regional university serving a diverse population of traditional and nontraditional students.

Bachelor's programmes

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Tax-supported and co-educational, the institution first opened its doors on Sept. 23, 1948, as Francis T. Nicholls Junior College of Louisiana State University. In 1956, the Louisiana Legislature separated Nicholls from LSU and authorized it to develop four-year curricula. Founded: Sept. 23, 1948.


Nicholls State University delivers accredited degree programs and comprehensive learning experiences to prepare students for regional and global professions within a spirited campus environment immersed in Bayou Region culture. To be the intellectual, economic and cultural heart of the Bayou Region.


Nicholls State University supports values that promote citizenship, concern for self and others, and the desire for a better world by embracing as its core values:

  • Civic Responsibility: We use our time and talents to serve our community.
  • Diversity: We embrace unique perspectives that all individuals bring to the learning environment.
  • Excellence: We reach for the highest level of achievement in all activities.
  • Integrity: We expect fairness and truthfulness in all instances.
  • Leadership: As representatives of the university, we embrace our role as leaders.
  • Respectfulness: We respect the rights of others and are responsive to the needs of others.
  • Responsibility: We are accountable for our actions.

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Student services

Welcome to the Nicholls Post Office information guide. Our purpose is to provide quality and efficient postal services to Nicholls students, faculty and staff.

Nicholls State University’s Post Office is a contract postal unit of the United States Postal Service and is located in the Donald G. Bollinger Student Union. We provide students, faculty and staff with the information needed to process their incoming and outgoing mail in the most timely and cost effective service available.

Housing services

The Office of Student Life would like to welcome you to Nicholls State University where we pride ourselves in providing an excellent university experience for a dynamic and diverse student population. We expect all students to be engaging, productive and successful — from the new student orientation through your graduation.

Library services

As a unit of Nicholls State University, Ellender Memorial Library shares the University’s overall goals and objectives. The primary mission of the Library is to support the University’s curriculum, instruction, and research and public service programs. 

Medical services

UHS offers quality healthcare for all currently enrolled students and staff.   You can visit UHS for acute health problems, medical information, and injuries–just as you would your doctor’s office. A nurse is also available during UHS hours.

Student Life

Student clubs

The Student Union is more than a building. It is a student-oriented community with opportunities for cultural, intellectual, social, economic, and ethnic development. 


Nicholls State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master and specialist 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 Nicholls State University.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, studying has consisted of staying up late to review for an exam the next morning. It also has included multiple videos to study with and quizlets to completely learn the material.

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