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 >>

Louisiana higher education is at a critical juncture.  With unprecedented economic growth in our state, higher education MUST produce the graduates to meet the workforce needs- and we have a plan!

  • Board of Regents and the higher education community will work with the new governor and legislative branches to obtain increased funding for higher education.

FY 2016-2017 Higher Education is requesting an additional $635M in outcomes funding.  This amount will be allocated to institutions based on outcomes and growth in graduates to meet the state’s workforce needs.

  • Development and execution of an enhanced Master Plan which incorporates aspirational goals and the vision for higher education.

  • Better align higher education programs to high demand job openings 

Source:  LWCC -June 2015 WIC Update Employment Forecasts by Occupation and Industry

  • New funding model for higher education which incentivizes institutional performance, provides clarity, and fosters accountability to students, parents, and taxpayers.