Enrollment for the Spring 2014 semester at Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) remains stable. According to final figures, 3,139 students are enrolled this Spring semester, compared to the 3,145 enrolled in Spring 2013.
On the Westbank Campus, Spring 2014 enrollment is 295, nearly double the 157 enrolled during Fall 2013. SUNO opened the Westbank Campus at Landry-Walker High School in Algiers last Fall semester, giving students who reside on the West Bank the opportunity to attend SUNO classes without crossing the river.
“The convenience of the Westbank campus has enticed more students to take classes there,” said Wesley Bishop, associate vice chancellor of Academic Affairs. “We are pleased with the community’s response to the University offering access to public higher education on the Westbank.”
SUNO administrators also are pleased that overall enrollment has stabilized. “This demonstrates that our institution continues to raise it stature as a viable higher education option for the Greater New Orleans region,” said Victor Ukpolo, SUNO’s chancellor. “Several construction projects at SUNO are nearing completion, which will make our institution even more attractive. I’m excited regarding how our improved infrastructure will positively impact enrollment in the near future.”
According to Leatrice Latimore, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, the University’s Early Start Program helps to attract students to SUNO. “We have been successful working with area high schools through our Early Start Program. By sending SUNO faculty members out to the schools, we can work with students to help them earn college credit while still in high school.”