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Fall enrollment down 4 percent at Southern

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Posted: Sep 9, 2010 6:43 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Updated: Sep 9, 2010 11:06 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Southern University, student, enrollment, Baton Rouge Community College

Southern University's student enrollment is down another 4 percent this fall while Baton Rouge Community College continues to steadily grow.

That's according to college data released Wednesday.

Southern reported a total enrollment this fall of 7,313 students compared with 7,619 last year.

BRCC jumped about 3 percent to 8,340 students, up from 8,104 enrolled last fall.

While BRCC may now exceed Southern by 1,000 students, Southern still enrolls a higher percentage of full-time students.

Southern Chancellor Kofi Lomotey credited the 300-student dip primarily to state budget cuts to colleges and concerns from potential students about toughened admission standards.

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