Master Plan

Master Plan for Public Postsecondary Education in Louisiana

Article VIII of Louisiana’s Constitution authorizes the Board of Regents (BoR) to develop a
master plan for higher education in Louisiana. This 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. The Plan also
addresses the need to strategically invest in targeted research to sustain and expand the State’s
economic development. Finally, increased accountability is a common thread which undergirds
every element of this Master Plan.
In the development of the plan, the Board of Regents recognizes that almost three-fourths of
Louisiana’s adult residents have no postsecondary degree, and only 65% of the State’s K-12
students complete high school at a time when the fastest growing and most rewarding jobs in the
nation require at least some postsecondary education.
The Board of Regents advances its vision for the future of postsecondary education by adopting
the following three broad goals and activities:
1. Increase the educational attainment of the State’s adult population to the Southern
Regional Education Board (SREB) States’ average by 2025;
2. Invest strategically in university research; and
3. Achieve greater efficiency and accountability in the postsecondary education system


To review the complete Master Plan, click here: Master Plan for Public Postsecondary Education: 2011 – Revised April, 2012

To review the Board of Regents Master Plan Annual Reviews, click here:

To review the data collected to date, click here: Data Dashboard – Master Plan.





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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