The Lion's Roar

Fall 2020 sees increase in enrollment rate

With a total of 14,461 students enrolled for Fall 2020, the total number of full time students increased by 1.4% and the part time students increased by 1.4%.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2020

Despite COVID-19 altering the format of learning, students have shown to not be discouraged from enrolling in courses. The university has seen an increase in enrollment for the Fall 2020 semester, reporting a total of 14,461 students. Aime Anderson, a registrar, shared the main factor that has cont...

UL System to empower adults to finish college education

Adults with some college credit but no degree, have been out of college for at least two years and reside in Louisiana can use Compete LA to enroll in courses at a discounted tuition rate and to find the quickest path to graduation.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2020

The university is participating in a program created to assist Louisiana adults with returning to college and completing their bachelor’s degrees. Compete LA is powered by the University of Louisiana System and was originally launched in 2019. This year, the initiative announced the introduction o...

Nation-wide enrollment trend raises budgetary concerns

With the majority of the university's operating budget coming from student tuition and fees, the university is concerned that the expected nation-wide drop in enrollment will affect the university as well.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

As universities across Louisiana have begun to consider plans to reopen in the fall, educational leaders and state lawmakers have brought up concerns about budgetary impacts that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the New York Times article “After Coronavirus, Colleges Worry: Wi...

Get advised for spring classes

Get advised for spring classes

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

With the fall semester nearing an end, students and staff have begun preparing for the 2020 spring semester with student advising. Advising is different for all concentrations and classifications with some departments like biological sciences having two advisors per student. Dr. Edward Nelson, professor ...