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Louisiana State University

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Founded: 1853

ORAU Member since: 1946 (Charter Member)

Member Councilor: Kalliat T. Valsaraj

Enrollment: 30,850 (fall 2016)

Mission Statement:

As the flagship institution of the state, the vision of Louisiana State University is to be a leading doctoral/research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development. Designated as both a land-grant and sea-grant institution, the mission of Louisiana State University is the generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts. In implementing its mission, LSU is committed to:

  • Offer a broad array of undergraduate degree programs and extensive graduate research opportunities designed to attract and educate highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Employ faculty who are excellent teacher-scholars, nationally competitive in research and creative activities, and who contribute to a world-class knowledge base that is transferable to educational, professional, cultural, and economic enterprises; and
  • Use its extensive resources to solve economic, environmental, and social challenges.

Website: Louisiana State University