LSU produces approximately 8,500 graduates annually across the state of Louisiana. Many of these graduates are in high-demand fields, and contribute to growing industry in the state.

Happiest Cities

Residents of Louisiana have a lot to smile about. The top five happiest cities in the United States, including Baton Rouge, are in Louisiana.


Baton Rouge was recently ranked in the top 15 cities for college graduates by Money magazine.

A recent partnership between LSU, DXC and the state of Louisiana will create more than 2,000 new jobs - the largest economic development endeavor in Louisiana history.

LSU, the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant work together on research and technology to improve the state's robust $2.4 billion seafood industry.

The LSU Coastal Roots program works with the state's youth to plant seedlings and marsh grass to help save Louisiana's coast.

Louisiana Earns Seventh Consecutive Top 10 Spot in Site Selection Rating of Best States for Business.

LSU’s economic impact on Louisiana supports nearly $3.9 billion in Louisiana sales, $1.5 billion in new statewide earnings and an estimated 36,757 direct and indirect annualized jobs. For every dollar provided by the state, LSU provides a return $5.08 of economic activity.
  • The total economic impact of local LSU institutions on the Baton Rouge metropolitan statistical area, or MSA, is $2.1 billion in sales, $764 million in earnings and more than 21,400 jobs.
  • LSU Alexandria employs approximately 290 full-time workers and generates about $52.7 million in sales, $17.6 million in earnings and about 640 jobs.
  • LSU Eunice supports $47.2 million in sales, $17.1 million in earnings, and 515 jobs.
  • LSU institutions in the Shreveport-Bossier area result in $535.7 million in sales, $214.8 million in earnings and 2,082 jobs.
  • LSU institutions in the New Orleans area supported about $887.8 million in sales, $391.2 million in earnings and approximately 6,900 jobs.
New Orleans has been named the "#2 Best City in North America” by Travel + Leisure magazine.  Further, New Orleans was named #2 in the nation for dining, and #1 in the world for nightlife.

Louisiana Sea Grant had its Program Review in October 2015, conducted by the National Sea Grant Office/NOAA. The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program was rated as “exceeds expectations by a substantial margin in some areas/aspects."

LSU Health Shreveport’s two mobile screening vans provide screenings for breast, prostate, cervical and colon cancer in 23 parishes, including many rural areas of northeast Louisiana. They do about 4,500 screenings per year in 23 parishes.
The LSU AgCenter worked on a collaborative project to identify behavioral health needs of Orleans Parish residents and share best practices for improving community behavioral health.
LSU Health New Orleans offers community training, has developed intervention and prevention strategies, and has enhanced accessibility for children and families post-Katrina. 
By embedding psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and telemedicine resources into primary care clinics in the areas most affected by the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill, LSU Health New Orleans developed a new standard of care that reduced both mental health and general medical symptoms in people affected by the tragedy.
A research advisory committee convened by Pennington Biomedical challenged the state to reduce childhood obesity prevalence to 23.3% by the year 2020, which means a 20% drop in current levels of childhood obesity.
LSU Health New Orleans’ Louisiana Tumor Registry is one of only 17 population-based registries in the U.S. that comprise the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, which is the premier source for cancer statistics in the nation. With these stats, data-driven cancer prevention and control programs can be implemented to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality. This data provides the foundation for studies evaluating clinical therapies, health care planning, cancer screening and early-detection programs, and research.
Orthopedic surgeon and Air Force Veteran Dr. Meredith Warner has created The Healing Sole, a unique flip flop designed to help people recover faster from heel pain including plantar fasciitis. While earning her MBA at LSU, Dr. Warner designed The Healing Sole as part of her philosophy to provide an accessible and affordable health care solution for the millions of people affected by heel pain.

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