Higher Education

October 29, 2019

Questions for the candidates

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Gov. John Bel Edwards and Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone will meet for their first – and likely only – head-to-head debate on Oct. 30 (Louisiana Public Broadcasting from 7-8 p.m.).Read more...

October 23, 2019

Louisiana’s decade of disinvestment in higher education

BATON ROUGE – A decade after Louisiana began making deep cuts in its support for higher education, the effect of those reductions continue to linger. A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that tuition at four-year public universities in Louisiana has increased by 106.9% or $4,810 per student, since 2008.Read more...

April 22, 2019

Student loan debt could cost you your job

Over the past decade, Louisiana’s public colleges and universities have seen sharp cuts in state support combined with sharp spikes in tuition and fees. This has shifted the cost of higher education from society as a whole to students and their families.Read more...

October 4, 2018

RELEASE: Louisiana’s Cuts to Higher Education Are Shortchanging Future Generations

BATON ROUGE – Black and Hispanic families in Louisiana have been disproportionately affected by a decade of cuts in state support for higher education, and the substantial tuition increases that have occurred as a result.

Average tuition and fees at a public four-year university accounted for 32 percent of median household income for Black families in Louisiana and 23 percent for Hispanic families in 2017, according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.Read more...