About LSUS

LSUS is committed to student success, academic excellence, faculty and staff development, community engagement, and cultural enrichment. 

Our mission is to educate a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students by promoting critical thought and student development through creative techniques and active learning. We innovate and foster opportunities to enhance the application of knowledge and intellectual discovery through faculty and student research and creative endeavors. We engage in regional and global thought leadership through community collaboration and service for our students' benefit.

Nestled in the southeastern portion of Shreveport, Louisiana, LSUS is bordered by quiet neighborhoods, the bustling Youree Drive shopping corridor, world-class medical services and is only a stone's throw away from well-known restaurants and entertainment. Come experience the LSUS way of life today!

Chancellor Robert T. Smith will begin his leadership term at LSUS in the summer of 2023. Learn more about the rest of the LSUS Leadership Team here. 

Louisiana State University Shreveport is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate levels. Louisiana State University Shreveport also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of LSUS may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

LSUS is governed by a myriad of policies and procedures to ensure we succeed in carrying out our mission and vision. These rules help guide us to best serve faculty, staff, students and the broader community.

History of LSUS

Initially, a two-year college, LSUS has expanded into an internationally recognized institution with 25 undergraduate degree programs, a dozen master's degree programs, and more recently a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership Studies. Throughout its 50 years of existence, LSUS has experienced its fair share of challenges and hardships, but it has grown into an innovative leader for northwest Louisiana and is continuously listed in the top 50 in the nation for affordability. Taking a holistic approach to our timeline, we not only celebrate the school's incredible milestones and achievements but also showcase its challenges, student and faculty life, and the unique nuances that make LSUS what it is today.

Learn more about the history of LSUS here.

A word from the Chancellor

LSU Shreveport is a truly exceptional university, focused on the success of our more than 8,000 students. We exist to serve the needs of the Shreveport-Bossier community, the region and the nation, with a wide range of outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs – both online and face-to-face – designed to meet the interests of 21st century students. Our extraordinary faculty and staff are dedicated to assuring the success of every one of our students.

If you are looking for a traditional in-person college learning experience, you will find an academic home on our beautiful suburban campus, with easy access to Shreveport-Bossier, East Texas and southern Arkansas and featuring state-of-the-art facilities, modern student apartments and championship athletics. Come and visit us to see what LSUS has to offer you.

For those whose busy lives have led them to seek an online learning experience, you will find an outstanding array of very popular programs, including those at the master’s and doctoral level. Our dedicated online faculty and success coaches are focused on engaging you in a deep virtual learning environment, expanding your knowledgebase with fellow students from around Louisiana, the country and the world.

Dr. Robert T. Smith
LSU Shreveport


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