Nicholls Only Louisiana University Ranked for Students on Autism Spectrum

THIBODAUX, La. — Great Value Colleges has named Nicholls State University one of the top programs for students on the autism spectrum

Nicholls is the only Louisiana university on the list and No. 46 in the country. 

Criteria include other methodology rankings, affordability, evidence of innovative practices and student success. 

Nicholls offers two programs for students on the autism spectrum. 

The Bridge to Independence program offers a two-year certificate program that helps students with an Intellectual Disability gain employability and independent living skills. It was the first program of its kind in Louisiana certified by the United States Department of Education. 

For students identified with autism or autism spectrum disorder, Nicholls also offers a two or four-year Bridge to Independence option. The degree program helps students with services including daily tutoring, organizational skills, social skill seminars, regular monitoring of performance, access to academic coaches and peer mentors and liaison with faculty.  

Visit the Bridge to Independence website for more information on the program.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Jan. 22, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, 985.448.4141 or

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