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Quick Facts

Quick Facts:

 

HISTORY
• Founded in 1974 as the Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities
• Name changed in 1995 to the University of Louisiana System

BOARD
• 16-member Board of Supervisors
• 15 appointed by the Governor for 6-year terms
• 1 student member selected by UL System SGA Presidents each May

LEADERSHIP
• UL System President Dr. Sally Clausen since 2001
• Board Chair Elsie Burkhalter since 2008
• Board Vice Chair Winfred Sibille since 2008
• Board Parliamentarian Wayne Parker since 2008

UNIVERSITIES
• Grambling State University
• Louisiana Tech University
• McNeese State University
• Nicholls State University
• Northwestern State University
• Southeastern Louisiana University
• University of Louisiana at Lafayette
• University of Louisiana at Monroe

STUDENT ENROLLMENT
• Enrolled 79,383 students in Fall 2007 (largest higher education system in Louisiana)
• 39% Male
• 61% Female
• Average Age: 25
• 27% Attend Part-time
• 39% on Pell Grants

GRADUATES
• Graduated 12,600 overall in 2006
• Graduated 1,861 in Education in 2006-07 (60% of Louisiana graduates)
• Graduated 2,397 in Business in 2006-07 (53% of Louisiana graduates)
• Graduated 477 in Engineering in 2006-07 (41% of Louisiana’s graduates)
• Graduated 808 in Nursing in 2006-07 (78% of Louisiana 4-year graduates)
• Graduated 122 in Pharmacy in 2006-07 (100% of Louisiana public school graduates)

BUDGET
• $712.5 million Operating Budget for FY 2007/08
• 62% ($441.8 million) State Funds
• 38% ($270.7 million) Self-Generated Revenue

NOTABLE INITIATIVES
• 2012 Goals to Increase Graduates by 2,400 Annually in Targeted Areas (Business, Engineering, Education, and Health Care), Graduate Students in 5 Years, and Track Graduates’ Success in the Workforce
• First Higher Education System to Guarantee its Teachers
• Awarded $1.2 million Service-Learning Grant from Learn and Serve America

RESEARCH
• Cutting-edge research includes nanobiotechnology, coastal restoration, 3D visualization and supercomputing

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact: Cami Geisman
225.219.0270  |  Cami.Geisman@la.gov


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