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 budget links college financing to uncertain proposals

Baton Rouge
Bobby Jindal's proposed tax breaks, revenue collection plans place the governor at odds from stated positions of his administration

Baton Rouge
State higher ed commissioner: Jindal budget a starting point

Baton Rouge
LSU President Alexander releases video on higher education budget cut threat

Baton Rouge
Superintendent John White: Bobby Jindal's budget would force major layoffs in education department

Baton Rouge
Auditor says Louisiana is charging too little for oysters

Baton Rouge
USA Today: Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Tulane Primate Center

Baton Rouge
Our Views: Three cases of weakness

Baton Rouge
Higher Education Commissioner Joseph Rallo addresses state budget cuts

Baton Rouge
Legislator: Time to "re-establish" legislative branch of government

Baton Rouge
La. higher ed commissioner: No tension between education, business community over state budget

UL nabs nine journalism awards

John Kennedy: Higher education can and must be saved

Lake Charles
Workforce, permits topics at business forum

Lake Charles
Higher education can and must be saved

Lawmakers: Businesses must sacrifice for higher ed

ULM's Student Research Symposium set for March 12

Commissioner Talks Higher Education Cuts at Meeting in Baton Rouge

New Orleans
Louisiana higher education commissioner talks state budget cuts: Three takeaways

New Orleans
How much would Louisiana's new college student fee be?

New Orleans
Stanford biophysicist Michael Levitt, Harvard music professor Emily I. Dolan to speak at UNO this week

New Orleans
Bobby Jindal's Common Core journey in timeline form: EdWeek

New Orleans
How can we give New Orleans children a better life?: Editorial





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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