According to final enrollment figures, 2,543 students have registered for the 2015 spring semester at Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO). In Fall 2014, the University adopted a new stringent admission policy mandated by the Louisiana Board of Regents, requiring SUNO to not admit students with developmental course needs. In Spring 2014, when SUNO could admit students needing only one developmental course, enrollment was 3,094. Fall 2014 enrollment was 2,674.
“Enrollment normally drops from fall to spring, which isn’t surprising,” said Leatrice Latimore, assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Management. “We remained focused on continuing to grow our enrollment and providing access to higher education through innovative programs, such as SUSLA Connect.”
SUSLA Connect, in which 183 students are currently enrolled, allows students to be admitted to the two-year program at Southern University-Shreveport (SUSLA) and take SUSLA classes while on SUNO’s campus. The expectation is that these students will transfer to SUNO once they earn the required 18 college credits for admission.
“Through this initiative, we have been able to reach out to students who have the potential to raise their test scores and ultimately be successful in a four-year college setting,” Chancellor Victor Ukpolo said, “and anticipate that the program will continue aiding us in our on-going quest to help students pursue their educational goals.”