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Record High Fall Enrollment

EUNICE - Enrollment for the fall 2009 at Louisiana State University Eunice was up 9.9 percent over the fall of 2008, according to final regular fall semester enrollment figures released by the university's registrar's office.

Enrollment is 3,332 students, setting a record for the university's all time enrollment. The previous top enrollment record was 3,265 students set in fall 2003.

"We are excited and pleased with our campus' nearly ten percent enrollment increase," said LSU Eunice Chancellor William Nunez. "It serves to underscore the respect and quality which LSU Eunice has accrued over its 43 year history and the fact that people realize the fact that ‘success starts here' at LSUE."

Students from 57 parishes are enrolled in LSU Eunice classes, including off-campus classes. Parishes with 20 or more students attending LSU Eunice this fall are St. Landry, 873; Acadia, 610; Evangeline, 397; Lafayette, 342; Rapides, 290; Vermilion, 130; Jeff Davis, 98; Iberia, 89; Allen, 81; St. Martin, 70; Avoyelles, 52; Calcasieu, 38; East Baton Rouge, 33; and 230 students from out of state.

"This significant enrollment increase comes, however, at a time when LSU Eunice, along with all other higher education institutions are being challenged, fiscally, by the state of Louisiana's huge budget deficit - a situation which cannot continue if the state expects to prepare its citizens for the jobs of knowledge," said Nunez.