Higher Education

UL System initiative aims to help La. to compete

No matter the reason, there are 653,000 adults in Louisiana — one in

five — with some college credit but no degree.

That number breaks down by region into:

73,296 in Acadiana 43,110 in the Kisatchie-Delta Region (Central

Louisiana) 41,282 in the North Delta Region (Northeast Louisiana)

88,163 in District Seven (northwest Louisiana) 180,141 in the Greater

New Orleans Region 164,619 in the Capital Region 50,129 in the South

Central Region and 43,241 in the Calcasieu Region.

The nine-university system wants to eliminate barriers like these that

often keep people from re-enrolling.