As a leading university provider of educational outreach and engagement, our vision is to help people achieve their goals and improve their quality of life, their organizations, and their communities.
LSU transforms lives. Enriched by Louisiana’s natural and cultural distinctiveness, the communityof learning at Louisiana’s national Flagship University readies students to meet the environmental, social, economic, scientific, creative, and educational challenges that confront us locally and globally in the twenty-first century. LSU represents the largest institution of higher education in the state and is the only public university in the state to be designated a Carnegie Research University with Very High Research Activity. Among a handful of distinguished universities to enjoy Land, Sea, and Space Grant status, LSU offers vital research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students as it transforms new technology into enterprise and lends expertise to solve endemic problems.
In 2003 the University adopted the National Flagship Agenda, which recognized LSU’s unique role, scope, and mission as the leading academic institution in the state. LSU now rededicates itself to excellence and accountability to pursue a path grounded in decades of tradition and guided by the foundation of the initial Flagship Agenda. This extension, Flagship 2020, focuses on the goals of learning, discovery, diversity, and engagement.
Louisiana State University and A&M College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Louisiana State University and A&M College.
LSU is a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association, Association for Continuing Higher Education, the Louisiana Association for Continuing Higher Education, the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning, the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, Eduventures and the Education Advisory Board.