A Voluntary System of Accountability
The College Portrait was developed to improve people's understanding of how public colleges and universities operate. Because the information provided in the College Portrait is developed from a common reporting template,it provides consistent, comparable, transparent data regarding the characteristics of individual institutions, their students, the cost of attendance,student engagement, and basic educational outcomes. By reviewing the College Portraits of various colleges and universities,students have the opportunity to choose the institution that best meets their abilities, interests, and goals.
The Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) communicates information on the undergraduate student experience.The VSA is a voluntary initiative for 4-year public colleges and universities. The College Portrait was developed through a partnership between the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC). The information selected to be presented in the College Portrait was identified and evaluated based on input from student/family focus groups, feedback from the higher education community, and research on higher education.
Welcome to Southeastern Louisiana University'sCollege Portrait!