Over the years, BRAC has produced a significant amount of research and analysis that has attempted to increase the economic impact of higher education in the Baton Rouge area.
Higher Education Funding Analysis
This report on the current state of funding for higher education institutions in Louisiana outlines the need for reforms that return control over tuition and fees to higher education management boards. Additionally, the data shows a need for reform of the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), as the two issues are closely aligned. The complete report can be found here.
Transforming LSU into a Premier Public Research University:
An Investment in Louisiana's Economic Future
A white paper detailing a strategy for transforming LSU into a top-tier public research university by 2025. Transforming LSU into a Premier Public Research University: An Investment in Louisiana's Economic Future lays out the steps that Louisiana would need to take for LSU to climb the rankings of such publications as U.S. News & World Report and describes how a national-caliber LSU would be a catalyst for economic development success for the entire state.
Developing the Flagship: Supporting State Investments in Louisiana State University
This strategy paper outlines the importance of proposed legislation to the transformation of LSU into a premier public research university. BRAC also endorsed six pieces of legislation increasing operating and infrastructure funding for LSU.
Towards a Renaissance at Southern University and A&M College
As the flagship institution of the nation’s only historically black university system, Southern University and A&M College (SUBR) has the potential to realize a modern renaissance and to thrive in a competitive post-restructuring higher education environment. Its success depends on its ability to produce high-quality graduates in key academic programs. Towards a Renaissance at Southern University and A&M College presents an analysis of opportunities for SUBR’s increased competitiveness.