Our Louisiana 2020: Building the Workforce of Tomorrow
Goal 1: Double Number of Graduates to 40,000 Annually

At the beginning of the plan, LCTCS graduated 19,810 individuals in academic and workforce programs. The system experienced an all-time high in 2016 with over 28,853 graduates and in 2019 this record was exceeded with 33,058 graduates followed by 33,248 graduates in 2020 despite COVID-19 impacting workforce training towards industry-based certification. This is graduate production unlike any other system in the country and it speaks to the close relationship our colleges have with industry partners.

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Quick Facts

  • 19,462 credit graduates (+13%)
  • 15,083 earned an Industry Based Certification (IBC) (-5%)
  • 2/3 of graduates are aligned with LWC 4- and 5-Star Jobs

2019 Report

  • 17,180 credit graduates
  • 15,876 earned an IBC

2018 Report

  • 15,176 credit graduates
  • 8,777 earned an IBC