BATON ROUGE – Following last week’s announcement that in fall 2012 the university brought in its largest freshman class since admission standards were implemented in 1988, further analysis of LSU’s record-breaking class shows that the university’s African American enrollment is at an all-time high as well, according to LSU Office of Budget & Planning records.
African American student enrollment this fall is at 3,054, which passes the previous high of 3,035 students set in 2002. Last year, LSU enrolled 2,835 African American students.
“Not only is this the largest number ever, but the proportion of students who are African American is also at an all-time high,” said LSU Interim System President and Interim Chancellor William Jenkins. “LSU is accomplishing the greater goal of reaching more of our state’s citizens.”
LSU Office of Budget & Planning’s reports also show that Hispanic student enrollment is at a high of 1,305 students in 2012, compared to the previous high of 1,149 students enrolled in 2011.