Officials at the University of Louisiana at Monroe said today
that enrollment for Fall 2001 is down from last year, but the
decline is less than projected, and the freshman class enrollment
is up nearly two percent from last year.
Official figures released today by ULM show total enrollment
at 8,760, down 6.8% from the Fall 2000 enrollment.
The figures also show that the number of new freshmen rose 1.6%
for a total of 1,301.
ULM officials had projected that new admission standards, combined
with the opening of the new Delta Community College, could have
led to as much as a 10% enrollment decline.
"Our freshman enrollment this fall is higher than projected,
and the good news is that we have more freshmen beginning their
college experience with us than we had last year," said
Tom Rakes, ULM Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
"These numbers tell us that more first year students chose
ULM and we are pleased with those decisions."
"The university will continue to work hard particularly
in the areas of recruitment and retention to attract students
to ULM and to ensure their academic success," said Rakes.
ULM Provost Tom Rakes will be available for interviews this
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