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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
Books balanced for La.'s last budget year, with borrowing

Associated Press
Jindal to sue Obama administration over Common Core

Associated Press
State plans health benefit changes for some workers

Gannett
GOHSEP watching weather disturbance in Gulf

Baton Rouge
House Group Benefits meeting pushed

Baton Rouge
UL-Lafayette renames general studies college, other programs

Baton Rouge
Louisiana voucher law rated C by pro-school choice group

Baton Rouge
New law requires school bus route changes for student safety

Baton Rouge
Lafayette School Board to hear Thursday whether it has cause to fire Cooper

Baton Rouge
Teacher issued summons, accused in sexual tryst with student

Baton Rouge
Our Views: Politics and flood control

Baton Rouge
Inside Report: While waters recede, other features form

Hammond
SLU receives plant donations from area nurseries

Houma/Thibodaux
EDITORIAL: Area's booming economy is reason to be thankful

Lafayette
UL tailgaters set for a new season of food, fun

Lafayette
Ragin' Cajun Catholics to be featured on TV network Friday

Lafayette
Ragin' Cajun Catholics join pope for international seminar

Lafayette
Timeline pushes budget adoption just ahead of deadlines

Lafayette
Board to receive investigative report on Cooper

Monroe
ULM business center gets $25,000 grant

Monroe
State Civil Service department launches mobile website

Monroe
Vitter announces workforce training grants

New Orleans
College students developing nail polish that can detect date rape drugs

New Orleans
Changes to state worker health benefits prompts lawmaker to ask Louisiana House to return to Baton Rouge

New Orleans
Nine years past Katrina, Scott Cowen reflects on the New Orleans school 'experiment': HuffPo

New Orleans
Lawsuit reveals post-Katrina lobbying goal for Xavier was loan forgiveness, according to report

Ruston
Guice: No cuts to higher education

Ruston
Tech athletics giving back

Regional/National
Gov. Bobby Jindal to sue Obama administration on Common Core

Regional/National
'Minds on Fire'

Regional/National
Obama College Ratings Drive Wedge as State Schools Support

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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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