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Beyond the Classroom

We're eager to share what we are learning.

Our research extends beyond the classroom. Students and faculty in our Community Design Workshop help cities and neighborhoods revitalize their communities. This mobile design studio has completed more than 70 funded projects since its inception.

The University has also partnered with Cleco, an energy company, to build an alternative energy center in Crowley, La. It is bringing together experts in engineering, biology and other fields to improve existing technologies and use some of Louisiana’s renewable natural resources to produce biofuels. We work tirelessly to improve our communities by applying what we’re learning.

The University continues to innovate by offering new degrees. Our latest include music business and systems engineering.

Over the past 25 years, nearly 97% of our nursing students pass the national licensure exam the first time they take it—that success rate far exceeds both the state and national averages.

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns student-athletes set a school record by achieving a combined 3.056 grade point average for Fall 2014, led by 32 student-athletes who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.

By hosting Cajun Code Fest, a computer programming competition the university sponsored along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the University is blending information and innovation to improve the health of children. The end result: using technology to help address learning and childhood obesity.