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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

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette's student union edges closer to completion

Gannett
Judge rules against Jindal in Common Core lawsuit

Baton Rouge
College, university system presidents take Ice Bucket Challenge

Baton Rouge
ACT average drops again amid boost in test takers

Baton Rouge
Judge lifts Jindal administration’s suspension of Common Core contracts

Baton Rouge
Scheduling conflicts cancel WISE Council meeting

Baton Rouge
UL-Lafayette student union to offer new view of campus

Baton Rouge
Lafayette council amends bus agreement, passes on candidate test

Baton Rouge
La. job-matching site launches

Baton Rouge
State judge blocks enforcement of new state elections law, sets hearing

Baton Rouge
Residents push Tangipahoa School Board on desegregation

Houma/Thibodaux
Workforce program to aid local colleges

Lafayette
UL grad student to appear on UFC Fight Night Saturday

Monroe
State Sen. Mike Walsworth takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Monroe
Jindal, Graphic Packaging announce $41.5M investment

Monroe
Williams: Take a look at what tuition pays for

New Orleans
Higher education leaders discuss WISE Fund with business community

New Orleans
Amid cutbacks, Loyola faculty praise hiring of former police chief Ronal Serpas

New Orleans
Hurricane forecasters tracking two systems that may develop in central Atlantic

New Orleans
Louisiana education superintendent, ACT provide competing score analyses

Regional/National
Colleges adding luxury touches to stadiums

Regional/National
Record family of college grads to be recognized at Prairie View-Grambling game

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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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