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University of Louisiana at Lafayette hits record enrollment

September 21, 2018

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana university has enrolled a record number of students for its fifth year in a row.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette registered 19,387 students for the fall semester, up from 19,291 last fall.

The Advocate reports that increases in graduate programs are a key reason for the overall rise. More than 2,000 graduate students enrolled this semester, growing nearly 26 percent from the 1,631 registered last fall.

Graduate school dean Mary Farmer-Kaiser touted efforts to expand access. She says Louisiana-Lafayette saw significant growth in an online MBA program, for example.

The cumulative grade point average for freshmen at the university is 3.4 and average ACT score is 24. The school says those are both the highest in university history.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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