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LSU Increases Tuition (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-02-07

Duration: 00:04:04

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | HIGHER EDUCATION | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Copping, Allen Interviewee


This segment from the February 7, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on the 33% tuition increase at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge between the fall 1985 and spring 1986 semesters. Nachman reports that LSU has not received a budget increase in three years and faces a possible 20% budget cut in July 1986 due to the state budget deficit. She interviews Dr. Allen Copping, the LSU System president, and several students. Host: Ken Johnson