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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

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Nicholls president leads creation of stability for students

Houma/Thibodaux
Nicholls geomatics program gets $10,000

Houma/Thibodaux
Nicholls biology professor gets international recognition

Houma/Thibodaux
Nicholls nursing students, instructor to go on Jamaican mission trip

Lafayette
UL-Lafayette professor's research focuses on American Indian tribe living on vanishing island

Lafayette
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Lafayette
Renovations to Ragin' Cajuns' M.L. 'Tigue' Moore Field underway, despite higher price tag

Lake Charles
PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

Lake Charles
McNeese says goodbye to a legend

Lake Charles
McNeese says goodbye to a legend

Monroe
The IDEA Place: Nurturing love of science

Monroe
Eddie Robinson Museum: Hail to the coach

Monroe
ULM Museum of Natural History: Exploring life

Natchitoches
Youth film prize organizer visits ADVANCE film studies class

Natchitoches
Sabine State Bank joins NSU Heritage Club

New Orleans
UNO gets $75,000 grant for health science lab

New Orleans
Louisiana's highest-paid public higher ed leaders

Ruston
TECH PAVES THE WAY FOR NEW LOT

Shreveport
TOPS funding cuts not a concern for community colleges

Regional/National
Education Dept. Proposes Rules to Clarify State Oversight of Online Courses

Regional/National
As Dual Enrollments Swell, So Do Worries About Academic Rigor

Regional/National
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Statewide Initiatives

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