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ULM enrollment increases by 187 students for fall 2020

Published Sept. 29, 2020

Although COVID-19 presented many challenges to the start of the fall semester, the University of Louisiana Monroe is proud to announce an increase in enrollment. With a total enrollment of 8,676 for fall 2020, ULM increased its fall enrollment by 187 students over fall 2019.   


“Our increase in enrollment is the result of many students and families recognizing ULM as one of the best in the world at what we do. The ULM family of faculty and staff diligently work to be second to none as we continue to support our students’ successes through a transformational process,” said ULM President Dr. Ronald Berry.


ULM had an increase in the first-time freshman class and undergraduate transfer students. 


The freshman class is an extremely academically accomplished class. Ninety percent of incoming freshmen had a high school GPA of 3.0 or above. Their average high school GPA is 3.54 with an average ACT score of 22. 


“I’m really proud of our ULM recruitment and admissions team for coming together for our students.  The increase in enrollment is a testament to their dedication and ability to adapt in challenging times,” stated Sami Owens, Executive Director of Recruitment and Admissions. 


ULM saw a significant increase in graduate student enrollment with 1,478 students enrolled for the fall 2020 semester, the largest graduate enrollment the institution has seen in 36 years. 


“Graduate enrollment at ULM is at a 36-year high. I am incredibly proud of the relentless and dedicated work of the admissions team, graduate marketing, program coordinators and student support, and outreach from across campus,” said Sushma Krishnamurthy, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School.