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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
Hearing dates set in both Common Core lawsuits

Associated Press
Plans proceeding for McNeese basketball arena

Gannett
Study: Louisiana has second worst health return on investment

Gannett
Sales tax holiday offers chance to save

Baton Rouge
Interstate 12 at Drusilla Lane closed due to incident

Baton Rouge
Forbes ranks Tulane top La. college

Baton Rouge
Miles speaks of personnel, new dining hall, QB battle, Fournette at Rotary

Baton Rouge
Agreement would expand city bus services at UL-Lafayette

Baton Rouge
La. groundwater program may need $900,000 a year to continue

Baton Rouge
Scalise assumes U.S. House leadership position Thursday

Baton Rouge
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Baton Rouge
Our Views: Magna Carta’s proud legacy

Baton Rouge
Dennis Persica: The adults acting like children

Hammond
FGB co-sponsors FE-Lions' Salute the Lions project

Houma/Thibodaux
Nicholls State U student, professor learn from trip to Normandy on D-Day's 70th anniversary

Lafayette
UL athletic teams enjoy another record academic semester

Lafayette
UL could add five city buses to shuttle fleet before school begins

Lafayette
Two new charters expect to bring in $13.5 million

Lafayette
Proposal would mean free LCG bus rides for UL students

Monroe
Kennedy, board to discuss retirement benefits law

Monroe
ULM's Up 'til Dawn organization has record-breaking summer

Monroe
Strauss, ULM present 'Les Miserables: The Concert'

Monroe
ULM Incubator Tenant Wins Small Business Award

New Orleans
UNO scientist receives $10K grant

New Orleans
UNO graduate from St. Bernard wins Delta Zeta Grace Mason Lundy Award

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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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