Southern University at New Orleans has scored 100 percent in all four performance standards of the Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Resources for Diplomas (GRAD) Act for Year 6. With these final Year 6 results, SUNO has met and/or surpassed the targeted measures for each year of the six-year performance objectives of the Act.
The GRAD Act became law in 2010. It gives higher education institutions increased autonomy and tuition flexibility in exchange for their commitment to statewide performance goals. The four standards are student success, articulation and transfer, workforce and economic development, and institutional efficiency and accountability.