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Mar 26, 2013 8:56 AM by AP

Joe May touts 2-year degrees

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of the state's community and technical colleges says Louisiana needs to do a better job communicating the benefits of two-year degrees.

Louisiana Community and Technical College System President Joe May said he doesn't want to compete with four-year schools, but rather wants people to see that there is more than one way to land a good-paying job.

Speaking to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, The Advocate reports May also said schools should have the authority to set their own tuition and to charge more for high-cost, high-demand programs as a means to stay competitive.

May said close to 9 percent of students who earn an associate degree out-earn university graduates in the first several years after graduation.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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