Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Grambling Enrollment Declines Twenty Percent

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Grambling Enrollment Declines Twenty Percent

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BATON ROUGE, La. - Although Grambling State University is suffering a major drop in enrollment, overall enrollment in the schools making up the University of Louisiana System is stable.

Final numbers are not yet in, hut the University of Louisiana System figures to wind up with what officials call a "level" enrollment of more than 103,000 students this year - despite the drop at Grambling. The system includes several community colleges and all four-year public universities other than those in the LSL and Southern University systems.

Grambling State is projecting a 20percent drop in enrollment from last fall, due largely to higher fees and tougher admission standards required by the Legislature for out-of-state students. The historically Black institution traditionally attracts a lal-ge number of out-of-state students. With registration still going on, the north Louisiana university's projected student count is 4,700 - down from last year's 5,859.

The news is better at mOst other four-year schools in the system. …

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