The University of Louisiana System is one of the largest higher education systems in the country.
The University of Louisiana System is a public, multi-campus university system dedicated to the service of Louisiana and its people. The System offers a broad spectrum of educational opportunities ranging from technical training at the associate level to research at the doctoral level. It encompasses nine diverse higher education institutions: 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, and University of New Orleans. While these nine institutions share the responsibility for providing high-quality educational opportunities for the people of Louisiana through a lifetime of intellectual growth, each institution's specific mission is shaped by its historic and unique strengths.
The fundamental mission of the System is to emphasize teaching, research, and community service to enhance the quality of life for the state's citizens. Through this mission, students are afforded experiences to discover, create, transmit, and apply knowledge. The purpose of the System is to provide high quality education that is cost efficient to both students and taxpayers, enabling students to reach their highest potential.
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We are Louisiana's Largest Higher Education System
students graduated in 2019-20
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 Louisiana Community and Technical College System
In 2011, the University of New Orleans joined the UL System as the ninth university
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
System President and CEO Dr. Jim Henderson since January 2017
Board Chair James Carter since 2021
Board Vice Chair Liz Pierre since 2021
Board Parliamentarian Jimmy Clarke since 2021
$906.5 million Operating Budget for FY 2020-21
22% ($185.4 million) State Funds
78% ($672.9 million) Self-Generated Revenue
Cutting-edge research includes nanobiotechnology, coastal restoration, 3D visualization, supercomputing, and pharmacology