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Higher Education Graduation Rates (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Public Affairs, News

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-05-27

Duration: 00:05:56

Subjects: HIGHER EDUCATION | Graduation rates | Universities and colleges | Louisiana GRAD Act of 2010


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Reporter
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Gassen, Michelle Interviewee
  • Eilers, Alyssa Interviewee
  • Sardino, Alberto Interviewee
  • Brossett, Jared Speaker
  • Tucker, Jim Speaker


This segment from the May 27, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the graduation rates at Louisiana’s college and universities. Lincoln reports that graduation rates are used as a measurement to determine higher education funding through the GRAD Act of 2010. This report includes: Governor Bobby Jindal discussing the importance of graduation rates; interviews with recent college graduates Michelle Gassen, Alyssa Eilers, and Alberto Sandino; State Representative Jared Brossett testifying on the need to focus on completion rates instead of graduation rates; and Speaker of the House Jim Tucker presenting his bill for the GRAD Act 2.0. Host: Shauna Sanford