Grambling sees enrollment increase for 4th consecutive year

HBCU The Loop Thread
GRAMBLING, LA. – Sept. 20, 2018 

Today, Grambling State University announced its fourth consecutive annual increase in student enrollment, with 5,205 students enrolled for Fall 2018 semester.  

“We are excited about the increasing number of students who are both choosing and continuing at Grambling State University,” said Grambling State President Rick Gallot. “Across our University, we are working to provide the high-quality education and know that this Fall’s numbers are a sign we are headed in the right direction.”  

The University’s enrollment growth includes a number of successes that include a …

* 3.9 percent increase in retention
* 20 percent increase in the number of TOPS awards
* 70 percent increase in admissions applications.  

“Our growth is definitely a team effort,” said President Gallot. “All across the country our admissions and recruiting team, alumni chapters, and even our faculty have pulled together to tell our story and help us grow the next generation of students.”   The University’s story includes five recently announced construction projects; computer lab and server room upgrades; and celebrity acknowledgments from Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, and J. Cole.   

This year marks the second time since 2013 that the University has seen an enrollment of more than 5,000 students.   For more information, visit