Louisiana ranks 49th in higher education degree attainment rates among adults. And earning a degree has never been more important. Studies show that those with a degree earn $500,000 to $1 million more than those with only a high school diploma over the course of a lifetime. But the benefits don’t stop there, nor are they solely individual benefits. Everyone benefits from a more educated population.
Our Journey to College Initiative has the goal of ensuring that every Louisiana child knows college is an option, no matter what their socioeconomic background might be.