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College Affordability (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-07-08

Duration: 00:05:26

Subjects: HIGHER EDUCATION | Universities and colleges | University of Louisiana at Lafayette | Louisiana State University in Shreveport | UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS | Southern University in New Orleans


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Reporter
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Savoie, Joseph Interviewee
  • Purcell, Jim Interviewee


This segment from the July 8, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the U.S. Department of Education naming four Louisiana universities as the most affordable in the country: the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL), LSU-Shreveport, the University of New Orleans, and Southern University in New Orleans. She interviews Dr. Joseph Savioe, the president of ULL, and Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Purcell, who discuss the report and the impact of recent tuition increases on the affordability of the universities. Lincoln also interviews several college students about the criteria they used in deciding where to attend college. Host: Shauna Sanford