Data & Publications

Data Resources

Master Plan Data Apps Toolkit

This Master Plan provides a broad vision for the State’s higher education system and acknowledges its interdependence with the economy and its many contributions toward better lives for Louisiana’s citizenry.

Prosperity Index

Used to measure prosperity across Louisiana with a focus on whether it is being achieved equitably. Higher scores always indicate better outcomes but may not represent actual values.

Statistical Model and Technical Documentation

Fact Book

Includes static information relevant to enrollment demographics, persistence, graduation rates, and more.


The Census Bureau’s Postsecondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) Explorer Tool combines labor market and higher education data to measure the impact of graduation displaying earnings and employment outcomes for multiple states.

Statewide Student Transcript System
Enrollment and Completions - Licensed Schools


TOPS Reports

TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) (Authored by State Representative Charles R. McDonald) is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend either one of the Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities, schools that are a part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Louisiana approved Proprietary and Cosmetology Schools or institutions that are a part of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Act 1202 of the 2001 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature charges the Board of Regents with developing a uniform TOPS reporting system for the purposes of policy analysis and program evaluation, and to provide accurate data and statistics relative to the program’s impact on the State and on students.

Annual Legislative Reports




The Master Plan

To move Louisiana aggressively forward, the Board of Regents has embraced a robust new attainment goal that calls for 60% of all working-age adults (ages 25-64) in Louisiana to hold a degree or high-value credential by 2030. As we stand on the brink of a new decade, this Master Plan, born of the Board of Regents’ unique charge to guide postsecondary education across the state, will set the foundation to increase opportunity.  Our Talent Imperative is to Educate, Innovate, and Collaborate.

Master Plan for Higher Education