Southeastern reports positive growth for summer semester


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s summer semester has experienced its highest enrollment growth since 2014, university officials announced today.
     Overall student numbers are up 6.9 percent, with undergraduate student growth at 6.2 percent and graduate student numbers increasing by 10.2 percent. The number of continuing Southeastern undergraduate students enrolled in the summer semester also increased by 8.9 percent.
     Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management Kay Maurin said the increase in enrollment is due in part to Southeastern’s new Summer Smart program.
     “Last summer we introduced the Summer Smart program which included an increased number of online and hybrid courses to help ensure courses are available in accessible formats,” Maurin said. “Enhanced summer semester scholarships provide further evidence of Southeastern’s commitment to help students complete their degrees on time, with minimal debt.”
     “Online format and classes in the early mornings and evenings give students who also work the flexibility they need during the summer months,” she said. “Our faculty make that a priority when determining course offerings, and it’s a huge reason we’re seeing this growth in our summer enrollment.”
     Southeastern’s Summer Smart program now provides one of the best values among four-year colleges in south Louisiana. Summer semester terms range from four to eight weeks.

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