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GRAD Act

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The GRAD Act was approved by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal in June, 2010.

As a result, the Board of Regents has entered into six-year performance agreements with each of the participating institutions. In the agreements, the institution commits to meeting specific performance objectives in exchange for increased tuition authority and eligibility to participate in certain autonomies. Read more

Master Plan

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Authorized by the state Constitution, the Master Plan provides a broad vision for the State’s higher education system and acknowledges its interdependence with the economy and its many contributions towards better lives for Louisiana’s citizenry.

The actions outlined in this Plan are guided by the reality that Louisiana must raise the educational attainment of its adult citizens if it is to compete successfully in the 21st century world economy. Read more

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Expanding on college graduation rates

Associated Press
Louisiana Spotlight: Last-minute pension law change skirts transparency

Gannett
UPDATE: Geymann leads lawsuit challenging Common Core adoption

Gannett
Hasten column: White, Jindal debate is at a stalemate

Alexandria
Northwestern State band invited to Ireland

Baton Rouge
Rep. Edwards: Jindal created a fiscal mess for next governor

Baton Rouge
Common Core target of lawsuit by 17 state lawmakers

Baton Rouge
Supervisors to make pitch to Lafayette School Board to keep funds for programs

Baton Rouge
Two BR firms recommended for state incentives

Baton Rouge
Blog recalls the Qs, Ls and Fs of LSU uniform history

Baton Rouge
‘Callin’ Baton Rouge’ inspires the Irish

Baton Rouge
Louisiana student loan debt averages $22,789

Baton Rouge
SLCC nears fundraising goal for health sciences building

Baton Rouge
Our Views: A giant pothole in Congress

Baton Rouge
Our Views: A big move for schools

Baton Rouge
McNeese to host teaching and learning conference

Baton Rouge
John Bel Edwards says he would fund higher education, accept Medicaid expansion

Houma/Thibodaux
Fletcher reaffirms its accreditation

Lafayette
Louisiana back among the ranks of Drums Across Cajun Field

Lafayette
Lafayette named the happiest city in U.S.

Lafayette
UL graduates travel the world by teaching English

Lafayette
Students get taste of home economics class

Lafayette
Jindal needs to stay out of education

Lafayette
School systems need higher standards

Lafayette
To test or not to test — that is the question

Lafayette
UL Lafayette Bomb Threat Suspect In Custody

Lafayette
Fall orientation begins Tuesday at UL Lafayette

Lafayette
University of Louisiana Happy With Bomb Threat Coordination

Monroe
St. Francis recognized among the best hospitals in Louisiana

Monroe
Louisiana Tech associate dean appointed to leadership position

Monroe
eULM alum builds career in health care management

Monroe
Leadership camp for military teens set for July 28-30 on LSU campus

Monroe
Conway to plug into statewide information exchange

Monroe
Our view: Children are political pawns in testing power struggle

Monroe
Our View: Eliminating child hunger elevates education

Monroe
Fans can join in the building

Monroe
Louisiana Tech plans for skate park

Monroe
ULM Alum Building Bridges to Success

New Orleans
UNO team plots lots as land use debate unfurls in Treme

New Orleans
Puff, puff — passed? Cantrell to offer no-smoking legislation this fall

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Need Louisiana higher education facts? Access university data or the Fact Book here.

Through the development and promotion of the Louisiana Transfer degree, a robust articulation and transfer system is now in place.

Graduation Rates are increasing overall.

Louisiana higher education fall enrollment has increased by 16,167 students since 2008.

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