Southeastern's spring enrollment shows increase
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Total enrollment for the spring semester at Southeastern Louisiana University is up over last year, according to university officials.
According to official records as of the 14th class day on Monday (Feb. 5), 14,117 students are enrolled in spring classes, which got underway Jan. 19. Compared to last spring’s enrollment of 13,447, this represents an increase of five percent. Spring enrollment at most colleges and universities is traditionally less than fall enrollment, which at Southeastern this past fall was 15,160. Compared to last spring, the overall number of freshmen is up eight percent. New graduate students increased nearly 12 percent.
“We are very pleased about the enrollment figures for spring,” said John L. Crain, president. “In spite of the well publicized budget challenges we are facing in higher education, students continue to be attracted to the academic programs Southeastern offers. We have remained committed to our core academic mission and student success and have prioritized that mission while managing budget cuts.”
St. Tammany Parish continues to be the top feeder parish for the university with 3,174 students enrolled this spring. The other top parishes include Tangipahoa, 2,337 students; East Baton Rouge, 1,960; Livingston, 1,765; Jefferson, 943; and Ascension, 801.