Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge
LSU is designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution. It also holds the Carnegie Foundation’s designation as a Research University, reflective of LSU’s very high research activity. LSU’s instructional programs include 215 undergraduate degrees, graduate/professional degrees, and graduate certificates. The university attracts about 14 percent of the state’s total enrolment in higher education, and LSU students come from many ethnic and religious backgrounds. The student body consists of over 31,000 students from 48 states and more than 100 foreign countries. Although the average age of undergraduates is 21, many older students also pursue degrees at LSU. The student body is 52 percent women and 48 percent men. Since its first commencement in 1869, LSU has awarded more than 255,000 degrees. The university produces about 25 percent of Louisiana’s baccalaureate graduates, approximately 22 percent of the master’s graduates, about 59 percent of the doctoral graduates, and around 27% of the professional graduates. In 2014-15, LSU awarded 6,422 degrees. The university is a member of the American Council on Education, an organization of accredited post-secondary educational institutions founded in 1918, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Colleges, founded in 1962 to represent the major public universities and land-grant institutions, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, a select group of leading public institutions of higher education. The university is composed of eight institutions on seven campuses in five cities. It was established by an act of the Louisiana Legislature on February 6, 1965 and includes LSU A&M, LSU Agricultural Center, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport, LSU Alexandria, LSU Eunice, LSU Shreveport, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Included in the collective system of campuses and facilities is also the Health Care Services Division.
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