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About UL System

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.

Mission & Vision

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.

Student Enrollment

ENROLLS MORE THAN
90,000 students

We are the largest higher education system in Louisiana

41% Male
59% Female

39%
Minority

34%
receive TOPS

34.8%
Undergraduates receive Pell Grants

The Universities of Louisiana

We are Louisiana's Largest Higher Education System

Graduates in 2015-16

16,240
students graduated in 2015-16

59% of Louisiana graduates 1,222 in Engineering
58% of Louisiana graduates 2,633 in Business
66% of Louisiana graduates 1,896 in Education
79% of Louisiana 4 year graduates 1,323 in Nursing
100% of Louisiana 4 year graduates 106 in Pharmacy

Who We Are

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 Louisiana Community and Technical College System

  • In 2011, the University of New Orleans joined the UL System as the ninth university

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

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

Become a part of the UL System family

Support our mission to enhance the quality of life for Louisiana's citizens.