Why choose Louisiana
for Higher Education?

The benefits of a Louisiana higher education degree are endless! Whether choosing an Associate’s degree at one of our Community and Technical Colleges, a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. at one of our four-year institutions, or even a professional degree at one of our medical or law schools your educational experience at any Louisiana public institution is guaranteed to positively impact your future. Read More >>

Deferred Maintenance Estimate as of February 2016

Total Higher Education Deferred Maintenance Estimate by System:  $1,558,097,436*

LSU System:  $811,869,925

UL System:    $318,651,558

SU System:    $277,500,000

LCTCS:          $150,075,953

*Auxiliaries are not included.

-Since 1996 the state has provided funding via HB2 for Deferred Maintenance (Major Repairs) on 7 occasions (not including $4.7M from Act 24 of 2013).

-Funding for Deferred Maintenance was fairly common up until 2006-2007, when funding essentially stopped until the $4.7M in 2013.

Since 1196, Deferred Maintenance funding has been provided by the state as follows:

1996    $29.9M

1997    $29.2M

1998    $24.1M

2000    $48.7M

2006    $14.1M

2006    $30.1M (A203 Supplement)

2006    $75M (A7 2008 Supplement)

Total    $251.1M

-Deferred Maintenance issues affect every public two and four year instiution in the state.  Each instiution has roofing, HVAC/electrical/mechanical, Life Safety and code compliance, ADA, and other needs.