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University of Louisiana System

 

 

HISTORY

  • Founded in 1974 as the Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities
  • Name changed in 1998 to the University of Louisiana System and transferred five community colleges to the newly created LCTC System
  • In 2011, the University of New Orleans joined the UL System making the system Nine Universities Strong


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. Jim Henderson since January 2017
  • Board Chair Alejandro "Al" Perkins since 2017
  • Board Vice Chair Mark Romero since 2017
  • Board Parliamentarian James Carter since 2017


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
  • University of New Orleans


STUDENT ENROLLMENT

  • Enrolls more than 90,000 students (largest higher education system in Louisiana)
  • 41% Male; 59% Female
  • 39% Minority
  • 34% receive TOPS
  • 34.8% Undergraduates receive Pell Grants


GRADUATES

  • Graduated 16,240 students in 2015-16
  • Graduated 1,896 in Education in 2015-16 (66% of Louisiana graduates)
  • Graduated 2,633 in Business in 2015-16 (59% of Louisiana graduates)
  • Graduated 1,222 in Engineering in 2015-16 (58% of Louisiana’s graduates)
  • Graduated 1,323 in Nursing in 2015-16 (79% of Louisiana 4-year graduates)
  • Graduated 106 in Pharmacy in 2015-16 (100% of Louisiana public school graduates)


BUDGET

  • $783.6 million Operating Budget for FY 2015/16
  • 30% ($235.8 million) State Funds
  • 70% ($647.8 million) Self-Generated Revenue


RESEARCH

  • Cutting-edge research includes nanobiotechnology, coastal restoration, 3D visualization, supercomputing, and pharmacology
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1201 North Third St. Suite 7-300 | Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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