Postsecondary Education


Academic Common Market

A tuition-savings program for college students in SREB member states who want to pursue degrees not offered by in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the in-state tuition rates.

During calendar year 2017, 2,130 degree programs were available, 152 institutions participated and 3,355 new students were certified for study.

In 2017, 81 Louisiana students participated in Academic Common Market, saving, on average, $12,623 each and a collective total of $1,035,069 in tuition.

ACM State Representative: LeAnn Detillier, assistant commissioner for program administration, Louisiana Board of Regents >

Regional Contract Program

Gives students the opportunity to earn a professional health degree from participating institutions in other states through in-state tuition rates at public institutions or reduced tuition at private institutions. More than 600 students participate each year.

Participating students from Louisiana in 2017-18: 35

Number of out-of-state students who enrolled in Louisiana programs in 2017-18: 49

Residents of other states may contract for entry into Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Louisiana State University Health Science Center College of Dentistry. These Louisiana institutions received more than $1.44 million from other SREB states. >

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

A nationwide system to open more high-quality distance education offerings for students and ease the regulatory burden on institutions. SREB member states may opt in to offer distance education activities in other SARA states. 

Louisiana is an approved member of SARA.

Louisiana SARA representative: LeAnn Detillier, Assistant Commissioner for Program Administration, Louisiana Board of Regents >

Fact Book and Data Exchange

Publishes one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of comparative data through a cooperative effort of state postsecondary education agencies. Data are updated annually on topics including population demographics, college completion, tuition and fees, cost of attendance, state appropriations and faculty salaries. 

Louisiana leaders receive the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education, as well as Louisiana: Featured Facts from the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education and the annual SREB-State Data Exchange tables.

Louisiana participating agency and SREB-State Data Exchange Coordinator: Kimberly Kirkpatrick, Louisiana Board of Regents >

Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

Helps expand and strengthen schools of nursing to reduce the critical shortage of nurse educators needed to educate the nation’s registered nurses. The Council surveys institutions for nursing education trends and shares online graduate nursing courses.

As of April 2018, five Louisiana institutions are members, listed here with their representatives to the Council:

Grambling State University: Meg Brown, Interim Associate Dean 
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center: Demetrius Porche, Dean
Northwestern State University: Dana Clawson, Dean
University of Holy Cross: Patricia Prechter, Dean
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Melinda Oberleitner, Interim Dean >

Doctoral Scholars Program

Supports minority students to help them earn Ph.D.s, begin careers at colleges and universities, and diversify campus faculties. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program hosts the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the nation’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars, with more than 1,200 attendees.

Scholars funded by Louisiana in 2017-18: 73
2017 Institute attendees from Louisiana: 27

Scholars Louisiana has supported since joining in 1993: 170

Graduates since 1993: 63
Graduates currently employed: 58
Percent employed in education: 88

Louisiana-supported Ph.D. students have attended these institutions since 1993:

Georgia State University
Louisiana State University
Louisiana Tech University
Rice University 
Tulane University of Louisiana 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of New Orleans >