Pineville, La. … The Louisiana College Office of the Registrar announces the highest enrollment at LC in the 103 year history of the school. “There are 1,458 students currently enrolled,” explained Carolyn Dennis, Louisiana College Registrar, “this includes first-time freshman, the new accelerated nursing program, the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and returning students.” These numbers translate into a 33% increase in enrollment over this time last year and an all-time record high enrollment.
“Louisiana College is experiencing growth,” said Dr. Joe Aguillard, President of Louisiana College. “This growth is attributed to many different factors, including new programs and students who are returning to LC as well as new students who have made the decision to attend LC over other public or private schools in Louisiana.”
The steady rise in overall enrollment numbers is as follows:
Total head count:
Fall 2006 987
Fall 2007 1,056
Fall 2008 1,096
Fall 2009 1,458
The Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, the first graduate level program at Louisiana College, has more than doubled in size over the last year. “The MAT program is filling a need,” said Dr. Mike Shamblin, Director of Alternative Certification, “right now there is a critical need for certified teachers in our schools and this program is preparing the next generation of teachers.”
For more information about the fall enrollment at LC contact the Office of College Communications (318) 487-7194 or (318) 542-8688.