Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana (Xavier) is a renowned HBCU (Historically Black College & University) located in New Orleans. Founded first in 1915 as a high school, the four year college program was added in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament; Xavier is the only black Catholic university in the U.S. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Xavier continues to rank first nationally in the number of African American students earning undergraduate degrees in both the biological/life sciences and the physical sciences, and for nearly two decades, first in the U.S. in placing African American students into medical schools. The College of Pharmacy, one of only two pharmacy schools in Louisiana, is among the nation’s top three producers of African American Doctor of Pharmacy degree recipients. Wilson Global assisted Xavier University to facilitate its historic establishment of the first Confucius Institute at an HBCU in the United States of America.