LSU Shreveport Reports Higher Enrollment Numbers
September 12, 2011LSU Shreveport released official enrollment numbers showing a total of 4,562 students enrolled for the fall 2011 semester, which began August 22. This is a 1.29 percent increase over the fall 2010 semester.
The number of students transferring to LSU Shreveport increased by 14 percent. "Because of our partnership with the BPCC at LSUS Program and the articulation agreements with Southern University in Shreveport, we hope to continue to see an increase in transfer students," said Chancellor Vincent Marsala.
The Dual Enrollment program continues to recruit record numbers of high school students. Thirteen local high schools have partnered with LSUS to register 881 high school students into the program. These students can earn college credit through partnerships with LSU Shreveport. "We're extremely proud of the quality of this program, which is the result of a lot of hard work on the part of the high school teachers and counselors, our faculty, and our Director of Academic Services," said Dr. Paul Sisson, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. "The enrollment growth is just one recognition of that quality."
LSUS continues to see an increase in the quality of entering students. The average high school GPA increased from 3.17 to 3.21, and the average ACT score increased from 22.18 to 22.40. There are 4,133 undergraduates registered this semester, which is an increase of 74 students from the fall 2010 semester.
New graduate student registrations have increased by 3.16 percent with a total graduate population of 429 graduate students. "We're also happy to see strength in the graduate programs at LSU Shreveport, as we see this as the way we can help make the biggest improvements in the level of pay and the types of jobs available in the region," said Dr. Sisson.
For more information on admissions at LSU Shreveport visit www.lsus.edu/admissions.
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