Southeastern sees growth in enrollment


Thursday, February 22, 2024 
by: Tonya Lowentritt Southeastern students walk across campus

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s spring semester has shown growth in nearly all student categories, the university recently reported. 
     The university realized solid increases in enrollment across both undergraduate and graduate students.    Undergraduate enrollment rose by two percent, while graduate enrollment experienced an increase of 14 percent. 
     With an overall enrollment increase of three percent at 13,800 students, an enrollment number for spring not realized since before the pandemic, Southeastern experienced growth in several categories. New or incoming student increases included first time freshmen at 14 percent, transfer students at 21 percent, graduate students at 17.3, and dual enrollment students with an increase of 6.5 percent. Southeastern also experienced a 22 percent increase in international students.
     “Southeastern has been working diligently to strengthen purposeful enrollment with a strategic focus on mission and core values centered on student success,” said Southeastern President William S. Wainwright. “Seeing growth in multiple categories is a testament to a commitment of the students, faculty, and staff to a progressive Enrollment Management Plan, positioning our university for continued growth and most importantly, student success.”
     Southeastern currently offers over 150 programs of study, including many that are regionally and nationally ranked. To apply, visit

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