LSUA is thrilled to announce that it has surpassed its ambitious goal of enrolling 5,000 undergraduate students by 2025, a full two years ahead of schedule. As of the Fall 2023 semester, the university proudly serves 5,104 students, further cementing its status as the fastest-growing public university in Louisiana.
In a remarkable demonstration of growth and commitment to excellence, Louisiana State University of Alexandria (LSUA) is thrilled to announce that it has surpassed its ambitious goal of enrolling 5,000 undergraduate students by 2025, a full two years ahead of schedule. As of the Fall 2023 semester, the university proudly serves 5,104 students, further cementing its status as the fastest-growing public university in Louisiana.
LSUA has bucked the trend of a nationwide downturn in undergraduate enrollments. The Fall 2023 enrollment figures reveal an unprecedented 24% increase compared to the previous year, translating to a net growth of 993 students. This surge includes a nearly 6% uptick in on-campus enrollments and a nearly 40% rise in students opting for 100% online programs. Students transferring to LSUA from other institutions increased by an incredible 49.2% over last year.
The enrollment of first-time freshmen, generally including recent high school graduates aged 18-21, increased by 17%. This year’s freshmen class of 475 marks the 3rd largest since admission standards were increased in 2007 and is the largest in the last eight years. Moreover, the class of 2027 comes in with the highest average ACT composite and highest high school GPA of all time.
This year’s student body comes to LSUA from places far and wide. The number of international students increased by 21%, now representing 38 countries. LSUA has students from 46 states. And, for the first time in its history, all 64 of Louisiana’s parishes are represented.
“Three years ago, we set an ambitious target of reaching an enrollment of 5,000 students at LSUA by 2025… Surpassing this goal two years ahead of schedule is a remarkable achievement that fills our entire team with pride,” shared LSUA Chancellor Paul Coreil. “Emerging as the fastest-growing 4-year university in Louisiana underscores the outstanding education and value that LSUA provides to students not only from our region but also across the state and the nation. Achieving this ambitious milestone reflects the excellence of our faculty and staff, and the unwavering support of the entire Central Louisiana community, who have displayed remarkable dedication to our regional workforce development objectives, which are critical to our broader regional economy.”