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Grambling State University

Grambling, LA

According to its mission statement, Grambling State University says, "Through the General Education Program the University strives to achieve goals that complement and support its mission. Broadly, the program seeks to prepare graduates for lives of learning. On a more focused level the program seeks to prepare students for the study of a major academic discipline. The faculty believes that it is the responsibility of the University to produce graduates who will contribute to the advancement of civilization. Therefore, the faculty seeks in the General Education Program to provide students with a foundation of intellectual skills and knowledge to enable them to lead productive and ethical lives. The program aims to enable students to think critically, to analyze information, and use it to make logical decisions." [Source]

Website: http://www.gram.edu/


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Freedom of Expression
Colleges and universities that have adopted the Chicago Principles on Freedom of Expression (or substantially similar statements) are committed "to the preservation and celebration of the freedom of expression as an essential element of the University’s culture.” An open marketplace of ideas on campus fosters intellectual development and prepares graduates for the discussion and debate that informs and sustains a free society.
FIRE Speech Code School Rating
A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.<br /><br /> Warning: FIRE believes that free speech is not only a moral imperative, but also an essential element of a college education. However, private universities, as private associations, possess their own right to free association, which allows them to prioritize other values above the right to free speech if they wish to do so. Therefore, when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech, FIRE warns prospective students and faculty members of this fact. Six schools surveyed for this report meet these criteria.
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With the cost of college rising much faster than wages, it’s important to choose a college or university that stewards tuition revenue responsibly. Visit HowCollegesSpendMoney.com to learn more about financial resource allocation at Grambling State University.

Curriculum last evaluated: 12/20/2021

2019-20 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.