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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

News Wire

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Warrick won’t seek Grambling president position

Baton Rouge
Special BESE meeting sought on Common Core; discussion needed on how to handle students who opt out tests, member says

Baton Rouge
Newspapers ask Louisiana Supreme Court to release more LSU records

Baton Rouge
Why Sasol is delaying $14B fuel facility -- the priciest industrial investment in Louisiana history

Baton Rouge
Our Views: Potentially cutting WISE college fund typical of Louisiana budget's chronic mismanagement under Bobby Jindal

Baton Rouge
Our Views: A bone lady at her work

Baton Rouge
Stephanie Grace: Budget problems can no longer wait

Houma/Thibodaux
Budget woes force tech schools to refocus

Lafayette
UL appoints John Blohm to vice president for university advancement

Lake Charles
Aspinwall: Hopeful WISE fund will remain

Lake Charles
FUNDING FOR DREDGING MUST BE PRIORITY

Monroe
Parents opting out of state testing has BESE concerned

Monroe
GSU Interim President Not Seeking Post Permanently

Monroe
Louisiana Tech Ranks No. 8 on List of Nation’s Most Underrated Colleges

Monroe
Throwback Thursday: From Indians to Warhawks (ULM history)

New Orleans
Louisiana higher education puts forward suggestions for helping with budget cuts

New Orleans
Business Insider ranks Louisiana Tech one of America's 'most underrated' universities

New Orleans
Pianist Sean Chen to open UNO's 2015 Musical Excursions Series

New Orleans
Bobby Jindal pushes back midyear budget cut plan presentation and expected vote

New Orleans
Seven reforms for Louisiana higher education: Robert Mann

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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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