Why choose Louisiana
for Higher Education?

The benefits of a Louisiana higher education degree are endless! Whether choosing an Associate’s degree at one of our Community and Technical Colleges, a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. at one of our four-year institutions, or even a professional degree at one of our medical or law schools your educational experience at any Louisiana public institution is guaranteed to positively impact your future. Read More >>

Welcome from the Commissioner

Welcome to the Louisiana Board of Regents Website – your online resource for higher education in Louisiana. Our site contains a wealth of information, ranging from data and statistics to the latest news and developments in higher education.

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Dr. Joseph C. Rallo
Dr. Joseph C. Rallo Commissioner

The Board of Regents, a state agency created by the 1974 Louisiana Constitution, coordinates all public higher education in Louisiana. This includes the Louisiana State University System, the University of Louisiana System, the Southern University System, and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. The Board of Regents believes that a robust public postsecondary education system is critical in order to enhance Louisiana's social and economic environment. Through statewide academic planning and review, budgeting and performance funding, research, and accountability, Regents strive to ensure that all students have access to high-quality educational opportunities.

Strategic Initiatives

In an effort to create a more educated Louisiana, the Board of Regents has adopted Louisiana’s Strategic Plan to serve as a guide for public postsecondary education. This plan provides a broad vision for the State’s higher education system and acknowledges its interdependence with the economy and its many contributions towards enhancing the lives of Louisiana’s citizenry. The outlined goals are guided by the reality that Louisiana must raise the educational attainment of its citizens in order to successfully compete in the 21st century world economy.

In the News

Baton Rouge
Stephanie Grace: Gov. John Bel Edwards' unprecedented speech 'definitely designed to terrify people'

Baton Rouge
Gov. John Bel Edwards lays out plan to combat budget crisis: 'I don't say this to scare you'

Baton Rouge
Edwards asks public to support tax hikes

Baton Rouge
Louisiana halts TOPS payments in face of budget crisis but governor says colleges, universities will absorb loss, not students

Baton Rouge
What are Louisiana colleges, universities pondering amid budget cuts? Hundreds of layoffs, ending summer school, more

Baton Rouge
State suspends TOPS payments

Baton Rouge
TOPS funding halted as state deals with budget crisis

Baton Rouge
TOPS funding halted as state deals with budget crisis

Baton Rouge
TOPS payments put on hold

Baton Rouge
STATE WEBSITE ANSWERS TAXPAYER QUESTIONS

Houma/Thibodaux
Locals lament uncertainty over free college tuition program

Lafayette
TOPs suspended, students who rely on program speak out

Lafayette
UL String Day Concert set

Lafayette
Governor comes out throwing, but LSU football gone?

Lake Charles
LA. FINANCIAL HOLE HAS NO EASY ANSWERS

Lake Charles
PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

Lake Charles
STUDENT FEES NEED REVIEW

Lake Charles
Chamber SWLA and Alliance launch 2016

Lake Charles
Give Edwards time to right ship

Monroe
ULM to host Women's Symposium March 1

Monroe
GSU head outlines potential budget woes

Monroe
La. Tech director earns post-secondary award for region

Monroe
GSU Faces Multi-Million Dollar Budget Cuts

Natchitoches
Dr. Henderson on NSU and Challenging times

New Orleans
Cajun-born Jana Billiot named chef de cuisine at Restaurant R'Evolution

New Orleans
State suspends TOPS payments to colleges, universities

New Orleans
SLU braces for more cuts amid state budget crisis

New Orleans
Governor John Bel Edwards: 'Say farewell to college football next fall' if no new revenue is raised

Ruston
A Message from Louisiana Tech President Les Guice ' Higher Education Budget

Ruston
CONSTRUCTION OF IESE BUILDING SET

Shreveport
NSU Student Union bridge undergoing repair

Statewide Initiatives

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