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University of Louisiana System

Quick Facts


  • 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


  • 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


  • UL System President Dr. Sandra Woodley since January 2013
  • Board Chair E. Gerald "T-Boy" Hebert  since 2014
  • Board Vice Chair Jimmie "Beau" Martin, Jr. since 2014
  • Board Parliamentarian Edward Crawford since 2014


  • 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


  • Enrolled about 90,000 students in Fall 2013 (largest higher education system in Louisiana)
  • 40% Male;60% Female
  • Average Age: 25
  • 34% Minority
  • 25% on TOPS
  • 42% First-Time Freshmen on Pell Grants


  • Graduated 16,599 students in 2012-13
  • Graduated 2,481 in Education in 2012-13 (74% of Louisiana graduates)
  • Graduated 2,956 in Business in 2012-13 (66% of Louisiana graduates)
  • Graduated 1,079 in Engineering in 2012-13 (60% of Louisiana’s graduates)
  • Graduated 981 in Nursing in 2012-13 (72% of Louisiana 4-year graduates)
  • Graduated 51 in Pharmacy in 2012-13 (100% of Louisiana public school graduates)


  • $762 million Operating Budget for FY 2012/13
  • 39% ($295 million) State Funds
  • 61% ($467 million) Self-Generated Revenue


  • Currently developing a comprehensive system strategic framework called College, Career, and Competitiveness
  • Forged a partnership with MyEdu.com to assist students with college success tools and connect with employers for internships and jobs
  • Created Louisiana's First 100% Online Collaborative Degree.  The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership is offered jointly by all nine universities with nine distinctive concentrations.
  • First Higher Education System to Guarantee its Teachers
  • First Higher Education System in the Country to Sign Up for the Voluntary System of Accountability (www.voluntarysystem.org)
  • Only Public Four-Year System to Participate in The Education Trust's Project Win-Win Pilot 
  • Awarded a $1.2 million Service-Learning Grant from the Corporation for National Community Service's Learn and Serve America


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

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