Nicholls State University
, founded in 1948, is a university located in Thibodaux,
Louisiana. Nicholls State is part of the University of Louisiana System of universities.
Originally called Francis T. Nicholls Junior College
, the institution split from the Louisiana State University system in
1956.Nicholls State's colors are red and gray (two-tone) and their nickname is the Colonels. Nicholls State
sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in
the Southland Conference.