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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
Oil, gas industry partners with higher ed

Gannett
BESE to examine lawsuits, other actions

Gannett
Ag commissioner: Farmers must adjust with times to survive

Gannett
Pact may prompt deal on VA clinic in Lafayette

Baton Rouge
All EBR school system students to receive free lunch

Baton Rouge
BESE to hold another special meeting on Tuesday

Baton Rouge
Central’s Faulk gets high marks, pay raise and contract extension

Baton Rouge
Unique school start awaits North Vermilion students

Baton Rouge
Lafayette budget agenda a surprise to board president

Baton Rouge
Pennington Biomedical names business development officer

Baton Rouge
Two LSU football players arrested; both issued misdemeanor citations

Baton Rouge
Strain whittles down ag department debt

Baton Rouge
Our Views: Fair shake on pensions

Baton Rouge
Our Views: A new bill for ports

Houma/Thibodaux
Former Nicholls football player killed in boat crash

Lafayette
University’s nickname reflects reach of Acadians’ unique culture

Lafayette
LMOGA, higher ed to fill industry need

Monroe
Louisiana Tech kinesiology professor re-elected to national board

Monroe
Louisiana Delta offering agriculture aviation training

New Orleans
Money magazine ranks top U.S. colleges for your money

New Orleans
Mass shootings redefine role of school safety officers, New York Times reports

New Orleans
Tuesday, 11 a.m. live blog: Louisiana school board votes on Common Core lawsuit

New Orleans
Success of Recovery School District considered at national conference

Shreveport
Smoke-free policy coming to Louisiana campuses

Regional/National
Criminal justice system has become caretaker for mentally ill, emotionally disturbed

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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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