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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

Associated Press
Lawmakers back Jindal plan to close $170M deficit

Gannett
Panel approves Jindal plan to cover budget deficit

Baton Rouge
Legislators OK mid-year budget cut plans

Baton Rouge
LSU to send 1,650 students off in fall graduations (Woodley speaker for Agriculture)

Baton Rouge
Single mom battles the odds to pursue nursing degree at South Louisiana Community College

Baton Rouge
South Louisiana Community College graduates 380 students

Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge School Board pulls proposal to extend superintendent’s contract

Baton Rouge
Politics blog: Karen Carter Peterson weighs in on Bobby Jindal’s prayer rally

Baton Rouge
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on criticized prayer rally: 'It's not a political event; it's a religious event'

Hammond
SLU professor reveals history behind famous carols

Houma/Thibodaux
Students graduate from Fletcher, South Central colleges

Houma/Thibodaux
Graduates should celebrate, look ahead

Lafayette
UL graduation general assembly to be livestreamed

Lafayette
SLCC Fall Graduation 2014

Lafayette
Hundreds of UL fans fill French Quarter for pre-Bowl parade

Lake Charles
HEMPHILL’S TOUGHEST FIGHT

Monroe
ULM starting to see the light after overcoming APR woes

Monroe
Journalist Avery joins Abraham’s 5th District staff (ULM grad)

Natchitoches
NSU to award honorary doctorate to professor

New Orleans
UNO to award degrees to 1,050 students at Thursday commencement

New Orleans
Delgado graduates 700 students in fall commencement

New Orleans
More than 1 in 4 school-aged children in Louisiana live in poverty

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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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