About the Jesuits

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From the beginning, Jesuits have held that scholarly excellence plays an integral role in helping men and women achieve moral excellence. It was with this focus that the Jesuits first arrived among the earliest settlers in New Orleans and Louisiana, eventually establishing what would become Loyola University in 1912.

The Jesuit educational network is one of the largest systems in American higher education, with more than 200,000 students currently enrolled in the 28 U.S. Jesuit universities. Worldwide, Jesuit universities and colleges have graduated more than a million students.

History of the Jesuits in Louisiana and at Loyola