Enrollment increases: More than half of Louisiana’s community colleges are among the top 100 “fastest-growing colleges,” according to a national ranking by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Daily Advertiser reports. Seven of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System’s 12 institutions were in the top 100, five in the top 50 and one in the top 10, rankings which system President Monty Sullivan says is due to growing demand for two-year degrees. Read the full story.
Online education: The University of Louisiana System has launched a new program via a cell phone app with the goal of getting Louisianians back to school and finishing their bachelor’s degree. The program, called Compete LA, matches people with a coach who will evaluate how much college the person has completed and help create a degree path to help them re-enroll. Read the full story.
How to report: Louisiana’s public colleges are receiving standardized forms to report hazing allegations, as the Board of Regents works to comply with toughened anti-hazing laws. The board developed specific forms for both colleges and organizations to provide hazing allegations to law enforcement. The forms include sections to explain actions taken to respond to the claims. Read the full story.