Deep Cuts in Louisiana Could Force Campus Closures

January 16, 2015

Likely budget cuts to public higher education in Louisiana could be so deep that they would force the closures of some college campuses, The Times-Picayune reported. The administration of Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican, projects cuts of $200 million to $300 million, but many legislators are predicting even larger cuts. The Times-Picayune noted that $300 million is roughly the size of public support for Louisiana's community and technical college system. And the figure is about one third of the operating budget of the Louisiana State University System.


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