Grambling State University is the latest historically black college or university to boast an increase in total enrollment, with officials reporting a total fall headcount of 5,188 students.
GRAMBLING, LA (KSLA) – Grambling State University’s fall headcount has surpassed 5,000 for the first time in four years, school officials say. Total enrollment now stands at 5,188, meaning an increase of 7 percent over fall 2016. A factor in the increase is 926 new freshmen, a 6.68 percent year-over-year increase.
The headcount represents a seven percent enrollment increase from last fall, which includes a six percent increase in incoming first year students and a nine percent increase in continuing students.
GSU’s increase follows a growing trend among black colleges reporting record first-year student enrollment.
While North Carolina A&T State University has broken its own enrollment mark as the nation’s largest historically black college or university, several HBCUs are posting record enrollment for first-year students and total headcount. Kentucky State University this week reported a first-year student increase of more than 160 percent from its confirmed student post of 194 students at the beginning of the summer.