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September 17, 2010

ULM releases fall 2010 enrollment figures

ULM's fall 2010 final enrollment of 8,858 students reflects a slight decline (2 percent) compared to fall 2009 but is still up from fall 2008.

"If you look at our historical enrollment, this year's figures reflect stability. As we increase admission standards and delivery options for students, we will continue to see shifts in our enrollment," said Dr. Stephen Richters, ULM Interim President.

The enrollment data reveals recent progress at the institution. For example, the average freshman ACT score and the freshman-to-sophomore retention rate both remain at an all time high. Additional successes include a 25 percent growth in dual enrollment, an 11 percent growth in online enrollment, and a 14 percent growth in graduate school enrollment.

These improvements are "a result of careful strategic planning, program development and the diligence of our university family," Richters said.

In a letter to his colleagues Sept. 15, he wrote, "ULM is poised to prosper, our university family is filled with extraordinary talent, and our future remains bright."

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