State: Louisiana


Your Guide to Data and Services for Louisiana

SREB works with Louisiana policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources. Plus: details on how Louisiana makes use of SREB’s many targeted programs and services.

Louisiana Members of the Board

John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, ex officio (2019) Chair of the SREB Board
Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, New Orleans (2018)
Monty Sullivan, President, Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Baton Rouge (2020)
Francis C. Thompson, State Senator, Delhi (2017)
John C. White, State Superintendent of Education, Baton Rouge (2019)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

Louisiana Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Nancy Landry, State Representative, Lafayette
Gerald Long, State Senator, Winnfield
Dan W. “Blade” Morrish, State Senator, Jennings
H. Eugene Reynolds, State Representative, Minden
Patricia Haynes Smith, State Representative, Baton Rouge
Francis C. Thompson, State Senator, Delhi

Publication September 20165 pages

College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.

Download PDF

Publication June 201640 pages(16E07-LA)

Louisiana: Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace

Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace is the seventh biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student achievement, high school graduation, college completion and workforce readiness.


Publication September 20144 pages

High School to College and Careers, Louisiana

Are standards, assessments and readiness policies aligned to promote smooth transitions? Details on Louisiana policies and requirements for high school graduation, accelerated learning, academic and career planning, college and career readiness, college admission, state financial aid and more.


Publication June 201236 pages(12E04)

Louisiana: A Decade of Progress

This report outlines a decade of the state’s progress toward meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead education goals. Data on key education measures for each of the 12 goals are presented, with commentary that puts the information in a regional and national context. The lead figures on each page also are available as PowerPoint slides at