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

Associated Press
Jindal wants to fill college fund with recovery dollars

BESE committee extends Common Core, PARCC through 2015-16 school year

LC board names South Carolina VP as ninth president

Baton Rouge
Southern University president-chancellor search begins

Baton Rouge
Bobby Jindal pushes bills aimed to help veterans earn college degrees in Louisiana

Baton Rouge
Higher ed leader plans new initiative for legislative session

Baton Rouge
BESE rejects bid to aid students who opt out of Common Core exams

Baton Rouge
At least 32 Lafayette Parish students opt out of Common Core linked tests

Hopefully Optimistic: Educators weigh in on higher education money

UL faculty senate on budget cuts: Enough is enough

University announces new personnel, promotions

Tech wins first outright conference title since 1999

New Orleans
$3.7 billion budget request OK'd by state education committee

New Orleans
Louisiana's 'value-added' shelved again, principals get more say in teacher evaluations

Republican Governors' Shared Goals for Higher Ed: Accountability and Work-Force Preparation

Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official

Creative Destruction Picks up Steam in Higher Education





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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