BATON ROUGE – During the LSU Board of Supervisors meeting on Sept. 18, LSU President F. King Alexander announced that enrollment has increased for both the flagship campus and in total for all LSU campuses across the state.
For the flagship, enrollment is up to 31,527, which includes the fourth largest freshman class in LSU’s history at 5,624 students.
“More and more students each year are choosing LSU for a high-value education,” Alexander said. “A degree from LSU is an exceptional investment. Our students have competitive starting and mid-career earnings, graduate in above average numbers and graduating with little-to-no debt.”
Across all LSU campuses, total enrollment is at 45,202 students, surpassing last year’s total of 44,242 by almost 1,000 students. In particular, LSU of Alexandria brought in 3,104 students, making it the largest enrollment in the history of the university, passing 3,093 students enrolled in 2002. LSU Shreveport saw a growth rate of more than 10 percent in the number of full-time freshmen, and total enrollment for students at LSUS has seen an 8 percent increase to 4,383 students.
“A special thanks goes to all of our enrollment management staff for their hard work and recruiting efforts, along with all of our faculty, staff and students for helping to make LSU one of the most desirable places to get an education,” Alexander said. “No matter if a student is in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, Alexandria or Eunice, we are committed to providing the resources needed for them to be successful and receive an LSU degree.”
The 5,624 freshmen enrolled at the flagship campus ranks only behind the 5,725 freshmen enrolled in 2012; 5,700 freshmen enrolled in 2004; and 5,655 in 2014 as the largest entering classes at LSU.
The flagship campus’ overall enrollment of 31,527 represents a 2 percent increase from last year and the largest enrollment at LSU since fall 2004. These enrollment figures include students from both the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and LSU Online program, in addition to students enrolled on the main campus.
LSU’s enrollment numbers became final on the 14th day of class, which was Sept. 11. Enrollment reports are available on LSU’s Office of Budget and Planning’s website at www.lsu.edu/bgtplan/.
Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations