Role, Scope, and Mission Statement : The University of New Orleans (UNO) operates primarily as a comprehensive metropolitan university providing essential support for the economic, educational, social, and cultural development of the New Orleans metropolitan area. The institution's primary service area includes the seven parishes surrounding New Orleans. UNO is a selective admissions university and serves the educational needs of its population primarily through a wide variety of baccalaureate programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, and in the professional areas of business, education, engineering, and the social sciences. A variety of graduate programs are offered at the university, including doctoral programs in engineering and applied sciences, chemistry, education, financial economics, political science, psychology, and urban studies.
Peer Institutions: The University of Alabama, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Central Florida, Towson State University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of South Carolina at Columbia, Memphis State University, University of Texas at Arlington and Old Dominion University.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $5,448,287 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1998-1999 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt service payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1998-1999 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Document in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22-922.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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