Fall enrollment down 4 percent at Southern
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.