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Nicholls State University

Nicholls, located in Thibodaux, La., is a comprehensive regional university serving a diverse population of students. Nicholls is located in the heart of the bayou region, allowing for easy access to the Mississippi River, its tributaries, Louisiana’s wetlands, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Nicholls capitalizes on the region’s geography and culture by offering distinctive academic programs in geomatics, the petroleum industry, and culinary arts. With its prime location along the banks of Bayou Lafourche, Nicholls also provides unique opportunities for instruction and research in the fields of marine and environmental science. The university has assumed a leadership role in an area known for its agricultural, fishing, petrochemical and, oilfield-related industries. Nicholls continues to contribute significantly to the region’s growth in new technology, manufacturing, and international trade.

Nicholls State University at a Glance

Offers the state's only four-year degree program in geomatics

Involved in coastal restoration efforts including harvesting and planting more than 16,000 plants in coastal habitats

Nicholls provides 80 percent of the Bayou Region's teachers and nurses

Nicholls generates a $275 million annual economic impact, generating 3,000 direct jobs

Home to the John Folse Culinary Institute, Louisiana's only four-year degree programs in culinary arts

Campus Info


906 East First Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301



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