Grambling State’s Enrollment Reaches a Seven-Year High

Screen Shot 2019-09-16 at 2.08.31 PMRecord-Breaking Growth Includes Retention Progress and Diverse Student Population

GRAMBLING, LA.– Sept. 16, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced its fifth consecutive annual increase in student enrollment; reaching a seven-year enrollment high with 5,232 students enrolled for Fall 2019 semester.

“Our continued growth is a clear sign that the investments from our parents, faculty, legislators, and supporters are supporting our attainment goals,” said President Rick Gallot.

The University’s enrollment growth includes a number of key successes that include

  • three consecutive years of retention growth,
  • recruiting students from 45 states and 35 countries, and
  • a five percent increase in out-of-state students since Fall 2017.

“Our team implements a personal care approach for each of the students and families who express interest in Grambling State,” said Gilberto Alvarado, Director of Admissions & Recruiting.“That care is a big reason many families choose HBCUs. Supplemented from the hard-work of our alumni across the nation, we expect to see continued growth.”

The seven-year high follows a series of major announced investments in the University’s Digital Library and Learning Commons, the launch of its new Bachelors of Cybersecurity, and new scholarships including ten full-academic scholarships for technology students.

In addition, the University has been recognized globally for it contributions to theU.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, a featured performance for Beyonce’, and its new Dining program with Magic Johnson’s Sodexo Magic

This year marks the third time since 2013 that the University has seen an enrollment of more than 5,000 students.

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For interviews and more information about GSU’s Fall 2019 enrollment, please contact or call 318-274-2866.


About Grambling State University


Grambling State University, located in Grambling Louisiana, is a historically black university founded in 1901. The University has been accredited by 13 accrediting associations and holds accreditations in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The 590-acre campus offers 42 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Grambling State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. For more information visit