Over the last six years, LSU has created the following operational efficiencies.
2015 Flagship Comparisons
History of State Support to LSU and Per-Student Funding
On Nov. 8, 2016, Louisiana voters will have a chance to vote on Proposed Amendment #2, returning tuition-setting authority from the Legislature to the higher education management boards.
Since its inception, every eligible student received a TOPS scholarship worth the amount of tuition. In this current fiscal year, TOPS had a shortfall, and the state decided to resolve the problem by asking the universities to "eat" the cost, which was $10 million for LSU. While students were not asked to cover the cost for this academic year, the universities did absorb that cost - in effect, absorbing another reduction from the state.