The decrease in state and local funding was partially offset by a 31.4% increase in tuition revenue, which is well above the 8.3% national average. Only California institutions increased tuition revenue more than Louisiana. Purcell, who is a member of SHEEO, has proposed giving state colleges and universities more leeway in setting their own tuition rates. Enrollment of full-time students also declined in Louisiana between 2011 and 2012 by 1.1%, according to the study.