The Board of Regents is committed to increasing the educational attainment of Louisiana’s citizens through its policy work including statewide academic planning and review, budgeting and performance funding, research, and accountability.

Regents’ Master Plan
Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy Fund
FY 2016 Budget Portal
Higher Education is speaking with one voice!  In an effort to engage and inform constituencies on the proposed FY 2016  budget the following talking points have been created.  Please feel free to share and use when advocating on behalf of our public institutions.  (Please note: Numbers are subject to change)
    Funding Higher Education is Important to Students
    Funding Higher Education is Important to Faculty & Staff
    Funding Higher Education is Important to Business & Industry
A Statement from Commissioner Rallo on the FY 2016 Executive Budget
A Joint Letter from Higher Education Leaders on the FY 2016 Executive Budget
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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


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

Henderson invested as 18th president of Northwestern State

Students earning teaching certifications through NSU impact Louisiana K-12 schools

NSU Jazz Orchestra wins Sweepstakes Award at Loyola Jazz Festival

NSU Presidents exhibit on display at Watson Library

NSU Professor pens second e-book

Associated Press
Louisiana Spotlight: Gaps in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget appear in legislative review

State funding crisis may put hospitals on life support

Baton Rouge
Higher ed officials consider ‘doomsday’ funding scenario

Baton Rouge
Senate leaders offer bill to control TOPS costs, with support this time from Taylor Foundation and the Board of Regents

Baton Rouge
Louisiana transportation network faces array of woes

Baton Rouge
Darrell Ourso wins Louisiana House seat for southeast East Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge
LSU student volunteers fan out around city to do projects for GeauxBIG event

Baton Rouge
Our Views: Optimism on state’s future

Baton Rouge
Our Views: Small move on reform

Baton Rouge
Edward Pratt: How to blend athletic, academic success

Baton Rouge
Letters: Legislature, Jindal inviting state’s doom

Baton Rouge
Letter: Gov. Bobby Jindal’s misleading no-tax stance

Local college's oilfield training program renewed

Nicholls culinary students to work at Masters

EDITORIAL: Film tax credits are expensive

Is college worth the cost?

Lake Charles
Taxpayers, reality often clash

Lake Charles
Sasol breaks ground on ethane cracker project

Lake Charles
Citgo supports McNeese band

Ag programs prepare students for college, workforce

ULM professor releases Broadway book

La. Tech part of engineering education initiative

EDITORIAL: Resolve the real issues

LETTER: Where are our priorities?

New Orleans
Principals' confessions to manipulating enrollment prove importance of OneApp: Editorial

New Orleans
Governor, Legislature need to find funding fix for higher education, LSU board member says

New Orleans
Loyal to Bobby Jindal, not students, LSU's board must go: Robert Mann





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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