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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

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Associated Press
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Baton Rouge
BESE votes to challenge Jindal on Common Core

Baton Rouge
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Baton Rouge
Hikes sought in health coverage rates

Baton Rouge
Cajun Tennis Classic returns in September in Lafayette

Baton Rouge
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Houma/Thibodaux
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Houma/Thibodaux
Nicholls student selected for national council

Houma/Thibodaux
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Houma/Thibodaux
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Lafayette
Cajun Field expansion not done, but on schedule

Lafayette
School Board knocks down another Cooper budget

Lafayette
Lawmakers should kick open closed committee doors

Lafayette
Teachers should be treated as professionals

Lafayette
Budget problems led to teacher shortage

Monroe
Use of social media erodes communication skills in workplace

Monroe
Louisiana Tech ranked as one of nation's best college values

Monroe
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Monroe
Grambling hires D-II's Walker as new men's basketball coach

Monroe
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New Orleans
Common Core in Louisiana: Who's suing whom?

New Orleans
Our Lady of Holy Cross College lowers tuition for RN to BSN program

New Orleans
Louisiana State Police pension scheme part of public pension scandal: James Varney

Shreveport
Northwestern State student spends summer immersed in arts

Regional/National
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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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