Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Louisiana See Increase in Enrollment


After years of decline, brought on by tougher admission standards and stringent requirements for student loans, enrollment at most historically black colleges and universities in Louisiana, has risen modestly.

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Grambling State University’s fall enrollment last year totaled 4,553, which is an increase of 49 students from the previous fall.

Southern University saw a fall enrollment increase of 322 students in 2015.

The Times reported that higher education experts said the increase could be due in part to a rise in the number of non-black students attending historically black schools, as well as recent racial conflicts at predominantly white institutions.

But for some black colleges and universities, the enrollment trend is still down.

Dillard University’s enrollment has fluctuated over the past four years with enrollment dipping by 15 students last fall.

SOURCE: WDSU, The Associated Press

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