By the Numbers: 2015 TOPS Scholarships

New Orleans high schools rocked it!

TOPS data for the class of 2015 shows 10% more high school graduates were eligible for TOPS college scholarships last year, and New Orleans is rapidly closing the gap with the state.

Gains in TOPS Eligibility

In five years, New Orleans closed the gap to the state average to a mere three points! 

Since 2010, the percentage of public high school graduates eligible for TOPS two-year or four-year scholarships increased 18 points, from 29% to 47%. The state increased 9 points, from 41% to 50%.

Eligible for TOPS
2010
2014
2015
5-year
gains
New Orleans
29%
37%
47%
+ 18 pts
Louisiana
41%
45%
50%
+ 9 pts

Gains in Eligibility for TOPS 4-year Scholarships

Since 2010, the percentage of public high school graduates eligible for 4-year TOPS scholarships increased 15 points, from 19% to 34%. The state increased 7 points, from 31% to 38%.

Eligible for TOPS
4-year Scholarships
2010
2014
2015
5-year
Gains
New Orleans
19%
25%
34%
+ 15 pts
Louisiana
31%
34%
38%
+ 7 pts

 

View 2015 TOPS Scholarships by School (pdf)

About TOPS

Louisiana’s TOPS scholarship program offers free in-state tuition to graduates with qualifying ACT scores, Grade Point Average (GPA), and the necessary academic credits.

  • To be eligible for a TOPS Tech 2-year scholarship, a graduate must score at least a 17 on the ACT and have a GPA of 2.5.
  • To be eligible for a 4-year TOPS academic scholarship, a graduate must score at least a 20 on the ACT and have a GPA of 2.5.
Congratulations to all of our high schools for a job well done!
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