Securing Louisiana’s Future

Lawmakers Make a Record-Setting Investment in LSU

For the second year in a row, the results of the 2023 Legislative Session have exceeded all expectations. The investment in the LSU System for FY2024 will amount to $232 million for LSU campuses across the state.

We had two main goals for this session: talent and tools. First, through the budget, our state invested in talent by funding undergraduate and graduate students and providing support for faculty and staff. They also provided many of the tools we need to teach, attract, and retain our talent across the state. This includes funding for a new $153 million library in Baton Rouge.

Thanks to the vision of our state leaders, we will see half a billion dollars in construction and renovation projects underway on the Baton Rouge campus alone in the next five years.

$232 million invested in LSU statewide for fiscal year 2024, including:

  • Talent Recruitment & Investment
  • Campus Safety & Security
  • Energy Innovation
  • Construction projects at LSU campuses across the state

Office of External Affairs

The LSU Office of Governmental Relations is the university’s liaison with federal, state, and local government. As a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, LSU is responsible for helping the state and nation find solutions to pressing social, economic, and scientific problems. 


LSU′s Louisiana economic output  

- Source: Study by Economics & Policy Research Group, E. J. Ourso College of Business (Fiscal year 2021-22) 


Direct and indirect annualized jobs 


Economic output for every dollar of Louisiana state funding provided to LSU

Scholarship First Agenda

Our Priorities for Louisiana and Beyond

LSU's fierce drive for excellence is rooted in our mission to impact and serve Louisiana—providing pathways to higher learning, addressing critical problems through groundbreaking research and discovery, and bettering the lives of citizens in every parish.

Through the collaborative teamwork of all of our campuses—we will create solutions essential to the future of our state and nation in these areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Biomedicine
  • Coast
  • Defense
  • Energy

Learn more about the Scholarship First Agenda


LSU on Tour

LSU's Inaugural Scholarship First Bus Tour

Powered by RoyOMartin, the inaugural Scholarship First bus tour took LSU President William F. Tate IV on a 1,000-mile winding route around Louisiana, with the goal of learning more about some of the state’s key industries, listening to key stakeholders, and visiting with alumni and elected officials to ensure alignment of LSU’s statewide priorities in serving Louisiana.

Learn more about the tour