BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's community and technical colleges are embarking on an aggressive, six-year plan.

It includes doubling the number of graduates and their total earnings, quadrupling the number of students they send to the state's four-year schools and significantly increasing private dollars and partnerships with businesses.

Louisiana Community and Technical College System President Monty Sullivan tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1vQzlEa ) the six-part plan, which the system has set out to meet by the year 2020, would have the state's community and technical college system graduating 40,000 students a year and the annual earnings of its graduating class at $1.5 billion.

Sullivan said Wednesday if its goals are met, the system would send at least 10,000 students a year to Louisiana's four-year universities.

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