State Officials Push For More People To Obtain Higher Education

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Officials are pushing for more Louisiana residents to obtain higher education.

President of the University of Louisiana System, Dr. Jim Henderson, says "when we've seen how those with Bachelor's degrees can dominate in a workforce, you can see a large portion of Louisiana's population is ill prepared to compete in that kind of environment."

Louisiana reportedly ranks 49th in the number of people who have completed college.

About one in five Louisianans have some college credit, but don't have a full Bachelor's degree.

It's estimated that by 2020, over half of Louisiana jobs will require more than a high school degree.

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