GRAMBLING, LA— Grambling State’s fall enrollment reached 4,994, a small increase above last fall.
Despite rising admission standards, increasing tuition rates and deep budget cuts, Grambling State surpassed its projected number of enrolled students.
Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management and Retention, Dr. Paul Bryant said, “This year marks a new beginning and we are now looking forward to consistently increasing our enrollment.”
The university saw its largest increase in the number of new graduate students and international students. The number of new graduate students grew to 196, a 120% increase. Students from foreign countries make up nearly 8.5% of the Grambling State student population. The university successfully recruited new students on full scholarships from Saudi Arabia and are working with state officials from Mexico City and Guadalajara to recruit an even more diverse group of students.
“The idea is to enhance enrollment by strategically increasing targeted student populations such as students from diverse backgrounds and non-traditional students. These efforts improve the quality of education we offer our students by providing them with a rich, diverse educational experience while simultaneously providing students with the caring and nurturing atmosphere of an HBCU,” said Dr. Bryant.
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Grambling State University
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