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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

Shreveport
Northwestern State freshmen pledge '1 of 7,' doing a good deed once a week

Associated Press
Louisiana Spotlight: Strife emerges in medical privatization

Associated Press
Future of ‘Big Oil’ suit at stake as panel meets

Gannett
HASTEN: Governor's politics costing us money

Baton Rouge
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Baton Rouge
Food trucks rolling onto La. campuses

Baton Rouge
Computer wizards converge on LSU to test their skills

Baton Rouge
SLCC prepares to build new college campus in St. Martinville

Baton Rouge
Cyberterrorists could try to capitalize on natural disasters

Baton Rouge
Pennington Center selected to test new Alzheimer’s drug

Baton Rouge
Education council to hold forum for Lafayette Parish School Board candidates

Baton Rouge
Ex-candidate sues challenging U.S. Sen. Landrieu's residency

Baton Rouge
Our Views: Looking up in Louisiana

Baton Rouge
Our Views: Only good for lawyers

Baton Rouge
Political Horizons: Young people work to help engage voters

Baton Rouge
Our Views: No parade for this one

Baton Rouge
Search for new Commissioner of Higher Education still on

Houma/Thibodaux
State looking for input on oil spill fine money

Houma/Thibodaux
Why Labor Day matters

Lafayette
UL works towards goal of complete environmental sustainability

Lafayette
UL struggles to close gender pay gap

Lafayette
Lafayette a good fit for workers, despite lower average wages

Lafayette
Labor Day: Here’s to the American worker

Lake Charles
Over $77 billion

Lake Charles
Time for honest discussion about coastal funding

Lake Charles
SASOL WETLANDS PROJECT OK’D

Lake Charles
ACT AVERAGE DROP SIGN OF MORE PARTICIPATION

Lake Charles
Preparing a business for the holidays

Monroe
eULM’s educational leadership program ranked in top 25

Monroe
Girl Scout group creates LEGO robot-making team

Monroe
Newest La. Tech students welcomed with convocation

Monroe
High school ag teachers in short supply

Monroe
Our view: Let's support Miss Louisiana

Natchitoches
NSU gives tenure, promotions

Natchitoches
NSU to host LA Studies Conference

New Orleans
Tulane and Loyola launch food truck, newspaper reports

New Orleans
Delgado's Sidney Collier Site celebrates grand opening on Katrina anniversary

New Orleans
No good reason for Gov. Jindal to be in court on Common Core: Editorial

Ruston
Labor Day marks beginning of fall

Regional/National
Obama: ‘Revving’ economy calls for higher wages

Regional/National
50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

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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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