LSU Eunice Experiences Three Percent Growth
EUNICE - Enrollment for the fall 2012 semester at Louisiana State University Eunice was up three percent over the fall of 2011, according to final regular fall semester enrollment figures released by the university's registrar's office.
Enrollment is currently at 3,074 students. LSU Eunice's highest enrollment of 3,431 students was set in the fall of 2010.
"LSU Eunice is excited about the significant increase, 3.05%, it has achieved in its student enrollment for fall 2012," said LSU Eunice Chancellor William Nunez. "In fact, this year's enrollment of 3,074 marks only the seventh time in the campus' 45 year history that its student population has been greater than 3000."
The University reported a dip in enrollment last fall from its all-time high in 2010. Low numbers in 2011 were caused by a number of reasons including the economic downturn the nation and state have been experiencing.
"It's clear, that the campus' recognized quality, along with it well-credentialed faculty and staff, makes LSU Eunice, when it comes to a college education, ‘a great place to start, for an outstanding finish,'" said Nunez. "LSU Eunice's quality, its comparatively lower cost, along with its caring faculty and staff, makes the campus an outstanding value in higher education for students and their families - particularly during these difficult, fiscal times."
LSU Eunice reported having 1,966 first-time freshman, 583 sophomores (30 plus credit hours) and 525 unclassified students, which include students with more than 60 credits.
Students from 50 parishes are enrolled in LSU Eunice classes, including off-campus classes. Parishes with 20 or more students attending the university this fall are St. Landry, 758; Acadia, 567; Evangeline, 367; Lafayette, 340; Rapides, 191; St. Martin, 114; Vermilion, 105; Iberia, 78; Jeff Davis, 77; Calcasieu, 72; Allen, 60; East Baton Rouge, 60; St. Mary, 33; St. Tammany 25; and Avoyelles, 37. There are 30 students from out of state currently enrolled at LSU Eunice.
LSU Eunice currently has 1,394 full-time students (those student carrying academic loads of 12 semester hours or more) and 1,680 part-time students.