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 >>

The GRAD Act was approved by the Louisiana legislature and signed into law by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in June, 2010. As a result, the Board of Regents has entered into six-year performance agreements with each public postsecondary institution. In the agreements, the institution commits to meeting specific performance objectives in exchange for increased tuition authority and eligibility to participate in certain autonomies.

To read Louisiana State University's most recent annual report, please click here.

Student Success

 1st to 2nd Year Retention Rate  1st to 3rd Year Retention Rate
Same Institution Graduation Rate Statewide Graduation Rate* 
Percentage Change in Baccalaureate Completers  Percentage Change in Masters Completers
Percentage Change Specialist Completers Percentage Change in Doctoral Completers

Percentage Change in Professional Degree Completers  


Articulation & Transfer

1st to 2nd Year Retention Rate of Transfer Students*

Workforce & Economic Development

 # of students enrolled in courses with 50% - 99% distance ed*  # of students enrolled in courses with 100% distance ed*
Research & Development Expenditures per Research/Instructtional Faculty  

Institutional Efficiency & Accountability

 Percent of eligible programs that are discipline accredited*


*Following year 2, institutions were required to add a minimum of one targeted measure to each of the four objectives (student success, articulation & transfer, workforce & economic development, institutional efficiency& accountability) by selecting from a menu of optional targeted measures.