The Board of Regents is committed to increasing the educational attainment of Louisiana’s citizens through its policy work including statewide academic planning and review, budgeting and performance funding, research, and accountability.

Regents’ Master Plan
Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy Fund
Higher Education is speaking with one voice!  In an effort to engage and inform constituencies on the proposed FY 2016  budget the following talking points have been created.  Please feel free to share and use when advocating on behalf of our public institutions.  (Please note: Numbers are subject to change)
    Funding Higher Education is Important to Students
    Funding Higher Education is Important to Faculty & Staff
    Funding Higher Education is Important to Business & Industry
Data & Publications

Check out our new Data Dashboard!



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


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

News Wire

Associated Press
Jindal budget would cut spending on refundable tax credits

Associated Press
Judge allows Jindal's anti-Common Core lawsuit to continue

Associated Press
How Bobby Jindal is proposing to fix the Louisiana budget: cigarette taxes, student fees, tax credits

Baton Rouge
Politics blog: Make higher ed the top funding priority, education leaders urge a day before Bobby Jindal’s budget recommendation

Baton Rouge
Bobby Jindal to propose spending $500 million less on tax credits, give money to Louisiana higher education, health care

Baton Rouge
GOP legislators will look at tax exemptions to help raise revenue, despite Gov. Jindal's objections

Baton Rouge
Politics blog: Will Bobby Jindal-John White feud affect Louisiana governor’s budget plans?

Baton Rouge
Four BESE members, lawmakers see progress in Common Core fight

Baton Rouge
With D’Amico retiring, Pointe Coupee School Board on hunt for a new superintendent

LSU works to digitize Reveille archives

EDITORIAL: Wrong way on higher ed

NSU student begins journey abroad

NSU workshop provides industrial training

New Orleans
UNO will never close, but students deserve more than a gutted shell: Peter Schock

New Orleans
Get schooled by John White? Louisiana education superintendent co-teaches online class

New Orleans
Loyola to restructure academic programs, restoring College of Arts and Sciences

New Orleans
John Alario: Bobby Jindal will propose saving the state around $500 million by refundable tax credit alterations

Tech students are on the ‘heels’ of success

Protect LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport

LSUS debate team wins BPCC tournament





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.


Feature of the Week