Our mission is to lead the educational, economic, and cultural development of southeast Louisiana. We bring this mission to life by focusing intensely on the success of our students and on service and outreach.
We are the state's third-largest public university, boasting more than 15,600 students and more than 60 degree programs. But with a small-town location, personal attention to students and a close-knit community of engaged learners, we feel like a small college. We are passionate about our students, providing them with a challenging college experience that empowers them with a lifelong education.