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    These are a year behind, but they are from the office of enrollment services at UL.
    University of Louisiana
    Six Year Fall Enrollment

    Six Year | Classification | Ethnicity | College | Prior Years

    Fall 2003 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008
    Total 16,208 16,561 17,075 16,303 16,345 16,320

    Undergraduates 14,585 15,043 15,564 14,924 14,931 14,806
    Graduates 1,623 1,518 1,511 1,379 1,414 1,514

    Full Time 12,851 13,117 13,780 13,391 13,346 13,194
    Part Time 3,357 3,444 3,295 2,912 2,999 3,126

    Male 6,903 6,930 7,078 6,908 6,919 6,872
    Female 9,305 9,631 9,997 9,395 9,426 9,448

    In-State 14,874 15,160 15,597 14,955 14,933 14,789
    Out-of-State 617 697 767 743 761 778
    Out-of-Country 717 704 711 605 651 753


    How is that!

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    _ Also. You're pulling this north LA population loss from thin air. There's no such thing, and even if there was, you wouldn't know it until the census is completed in 2010. I've never heard this. Ever.

    Ruston is growing, Shreveport is growing, and Monroe is relatively stable, if not dropping slightly. The Haynesville Shale, V-Vehicle plant, and other new industry that has recently come about in North LA will show the opposite trend. _
    The loss of population in N. LA. is not out of thin air. And this probably has little to do with university undergraduate population, but you made it seem N. Louisiana is not shrinking in population and that somehow this is just made up. So, using the google population map you cited I spent way too much time looking at the populations of the parishes north of Alex. Seventeen of those parishes fell in population and six increased (the largest being Bossier up by 36% or 29,500 people from 1980 to 2009.) Some of these places are hemorrhaging people: E. Carroll, Tensas, and Madison have lost 25 to 36% of their population.

    But per cent can be misleading, so I looked at actual number of growth in each parish and the net total for 24 northern or central Louisiana parishes is negative 16,600 folks. I did not have time to figure out what 16,600 is as a per cent of the total (it is probably 2 or 3%), but it is shrinking when the average nationwide for growth is about 2 to 3 per cent.

    I'm not a big Moon fan, but I did hear the show where population guy was on, and what he was saying is that the trend in LA. is that the I-10 corridor is growing fast while north La. (with the exception of Shreveport and Ruston) is shrinking. If you remove those two population centers,and the bottom falls out population wise for the northern half of our state. The ten parishes around Lafayette, by comparison, have grown by a population of 103,500 (the largest being Lafayette which has grown 37% or 56,700 people.) Most these parishes have grown by double digit per cent. Now, some of this may be Katrina generated, but certainly not all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LATechDawgs View Post
    _ Also. You're pulling this north LA population loss from thin air. There's no such thing, and even if there was, you wouldn't know it until the census is completed in 2010. I've never heard this. Ever.

    Ruston is growing, Shreveport is growing, and Monroe is relatively stable, if not dropping slightly. The Haynesville Shale, V-Vehicle plant, and other new industry that has recently come about in North LA will show the opposite trend. _
    I believe Boomer's right, north Louisiana is shrinking. Elliot Stonecipher says that in 25 years, Louisiana has not grown, while the US has grown 33%. Within the state, the only parishes that have kept up with national growth have all been on the I-10 corridor, with Bossier Parish as the lone exception.

    So if the I-10 corridor is growing rapidly, and Louisiana's population is stagnant, then north Louisiana has to be shrinking...

    (BTW, Stonecipher also points out that all the parishes that have kept up, except Lafayette & Bossier, grew because of white flight; Bossier grew because of Barksdale. Only Lafayette grew by diversifying our economy. Stonecipher is from Shreveport, so his assessments should be impartial.)

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    OK, time to point out the smoke & mirrors.

    Those numbers are undergrad enrollment. You also need to include grad school numbers. You also need part time enrollment.

    And you need 'junk' enrollment. Leisure Learning? Continuing Ed? I've been told those numbers are also included. Mind you, every school in the country counts those kind of courses, so if it's not entirely honest, at least it's consistent.

    Boomer, as for graduate enrollment I saw a single source that reported that Tech has a larger grad school than UL does. I have doubts about that, because we're twice their size, we have 3 or 4 more PhD programs, and we have a much larger research budget (which correlates with grad school activity). It's possible their masters programs make up the difference, particularly if they offer Masters programs that are the only such offerings in north Louisiana. Like I said, it seems doubtful. I'll keep digging.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunFun View Post
    _ I believe Boomer's right, north Louisiana is shrinking. Elliot Stonecipher says that in 25 years, Louisiana has not grown, while the US has grown 33%. Within the state, the only parishes that have kept up with national growth have all been on the I-10 corridor, with Bossier Parish as the lone exception.

    So if the I-10 corridor is growing rapidly, and Louisiana's population is stagnant, then north Louisiana has to be shrinking...

    (BTW, Stonecipher also points out that all the parishes that have kept up, except Lafayette & Bossier, grew because of white flight; Bossier grew because of Barksdale. Only Lafayette grew by diversifying our economy. Stonecipher is from Shreveport, so his assessments should be impartial.) _
    So why would not a congressman be taken from North La.?--Gerrymandering is truly their only hope---If we get 6

    --1 in the North(Sport,Alex and Mon)

    --1 in Lafayette1 and West(LC)

    -1 in BR

    ---1 in northshore

    --1 in NO

    --1 from NO through Jeff, St Charles Terr St Mary NI Assumpt. and Ascension!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunmac View Post
    _ The loss of population in N. LA. is not out of thin air. And this probably has little to do with university undergraduate population, but you made it seem N. Louisiana is not shrinking in population and that somehow this is just made up. So, using the google population map you cited I spent way too much time looking at the populations of the parishes north of Alex. Seventeen of those parishes fell in population and six increased (the largest being Bossier up by 36% or 29,500 people from 1980 to 2009.) Some of these places are hemorrhaging people: E. Carroll, Tensas, and Madison have lost 25 to 36% of their population.

    But per cent can be misleading, so I looked at actual number of growth in each parish and the net total for 24 northern or central Louisiana parishes is negative 16,600 folks. I did not have time to figure out what 16,600 is as a per cent of the total (it is probably 2 or 3%), but it is shrinking when the average nationwide for growth is about 2 to 3 per cent.

    I'm not a big Moon fan, but I did hear the show where population guy was on, and what he was saying is that the trend in LA. is that the I-10 corridor is growing fast while north La. (with the exception of Shreveport and Ruston) is shrinking. If you remove those two population centers,and the bottom falls out population wise for the northern half of our state. The ten parishes around Lafayette, by comparison, have grown by a population of 103,500 (the largest being Lafayette which has grown 37% or 56,700 people.) Most these parishes have grown by double digit per cent. Now, some of this may be Katrina generated, but certainly not all. _
    It's illegal immigrant generated too. Every morning, on my way to work, I see that another Mexican restaurant magically appears over night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    _ So why would not a congressman be taken from North La.?--Gerrymandering is truly their only hope---If we get 6

    --1 in the North(Sport,Alex and Mon)

    --1 in Lafayette1 and West(LC)

    -1 in BR

    ---1 in northshore

    --1 in NO

    --1 from NO through Jeff, St Charles Terr St Mary NI Assumpt. and Ascension!!!! _

    You're not going to like the answer: politics.

    New Orleans is going to swing a lot of clout, and insure that the maximum number of districts cut into the city (currently 3 do). But the 6th (BR) will have to expand, almost certainly into the 5th (Monroe), 1st (Northshore) and 3rd (Houma/Thibodaux). New Orleans will contract some.

    On the other hand, for North Louisiana to maintain two districts, the current 4th District (Shreveport & Alec) will probably reach down into LC-- meaning there is a good possibility someone from LC could be elected to that District.

    And if the current 7th (Lafayette) loses LC, we'll have to pick up more of Acadiana. Which will give us more cohesion, right now we're split between the 3rd & the 7th.

    Trust me, it will be interesting.


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    Boomer the enrollment at U L is 16,464 students total and we expect it to increase to 16,664 this year with the incoming freshmen!


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    Do you have a list of the others and was T-Joe upset that we did not get more???

    I know he only came on in May

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    This is a GREAT IDEA Re: Enrollment

    SLCC has a fall enrollment of 3,600 students...


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    We need to have all these students at all the local JCs be a part of UL---maybe a special day and reduced cost ---also maybe even a future student card!!!!--High School Seniors in the area also need to be in this number!!!!


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     The University of Louisiana announced that its enrollment for the Fall 2009 Semester is on track with the university’s plan to attract more highly qualified students while maintaining overall enrollment.

    Fall 2009 enrollment at the University of Louisiana is 16,361, slightly up from 16,320 students last Fall.

    “In recent years, UL has been attracting more high-caliber freshmen and stabilizing enrollment through good retention rates,” stated UL President Dr. Joseph Savoie. “This Fall’s entering freshman class has an average ACT score of 22.3, a grade point average of 3.24, and includes a record number of high school valedictorians. Seventy students in the freshman class had ACT scores of 30 or above.

    “The enrollment increase, while slight, indicates the start of a positive growth pattern for the university, particularly since enrollment held solid despite major cuts in state funding. Budget cuts led to a reduction in course offerings and, as a result, a loss of students previously enrolled in community service courses, as well as a loss of students, particularly international students, who could not afford the necessary tuition increases.

    “I believe that UL is increasingly becoming the university of choice for many of Louisiana’s brightest students. The university offers a high-quality educational experience in a friendly and culturally rich region of the state.”


    UL Press


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    Now, let's go get that USN&WR Tier 1 ranking.


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      An increase in summer enrollment at the University of Louisiana reflects the university's efforts to provide additional courses, said Dr. DeWayne Bowie, UL's vice president for enrollment management and registrar.

    " More and more, students are enrolling in summer school and intersessions so they can more quickly make progress in earning their degrees," Bowie said.

    Total enrollment for the Summer 2010 semester is 5,142, an increase of 4.8 percent over last year's total of 4,908. The largest increase was in undergraduate continuing students those who also attended the university last semester.

    " After the summer course schedule was published, the university invited all students enrolled in spring 2010 semester to complete a survey designed to better advise us about additional courses they would like to see offered during the summer 2010 session," Bowie said. Seven-hundred forty-six students completed the survey. In response to students' feedback, 12 courses, in a variety of areas, were added.

    " This was the first time we took that approach. By providing all students the opportunity to be included in the course-offering process we were better able to meet their needs."

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    I heard that we really had a large Freshman class as per stories of additional orientation sessions

    Anybody up on the count?????


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    Check back in mid-September. That's when the official numbers come out. I think it's the 10th day of classes. I think the numbers will be up.


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    My wife works in the Student affairs office with the Sorority's and Fraternity's, and she said the count was just over 3,000 new freshmen ( and freshwomen for the PC sensitive people) This is up 750 or so from last year.

    One complaint was that they didn't have enough classes open for all the students during orientations. We want more students we need offer more classes to accomidate the growing numbers!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CAJUN_LXA685 View Post
    _ My wife works in the Student affairs office with the Sorority's and Fraternity's, and she said the count was just over 3,000 new freshmen ( and freshwomen for the PC sensitive people) This is up 750 or so from last year.

    One complaint was that they didn't have enough classes open for all the students during orientations. We want more students we need offer more classes to accomidate the growing numbers!! _
    One of the pitfalls of state budget cuts. You'll see more of that in the future along with larger classrooms.

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    I think it is only up about 450-550 from last year ( i think the numbers for last fall were around 2600) but still at least a 15-20% increase in enrollment. the problem with the classes is this, to offer more classes to incoming freshman you would have to take instructors away from the higher level courses (300 & 400) to accommodate this. this in turn could severely affect the degree completion and graduation rates of the university. Having our current allotment of freshman classes filled will not adversely affect our grad rates directly but if those students continue to not be able to enroll in the lower level classes in successive semesters then it will. If we adjust gradually( and by gradually i mean meet at least 30-50% of the excess in demand from this semester by enrollment in next semester with the same number of faculty) to meet the demand for such classes we will be able to obtain a good balance of degree progression without stressing the already thin budget. By the way, we're going to go through another mid-year budget cut because the $19 million we were getting as our cut from the stimulus is gone and it isn't getting renewed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    _ I heard that we really had a large Freshman class as per stories of additional orientation sessions

    Anybody up on the count????? _

    Enrollment was 16,464 last year 2009 and if the numbers hold with an additional 700 plus freshmen then I assume we will be at approx 16,800-17,000!

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