Louisiana's stricter admissions standards lead to 800-student decline at U. of New Orleans
- Higher education leaders in Louisiana say stricter admission standards are necessary for the state's new model that focuses on college completion over college access.
- College officials in the state say the standards could cause enrollment numbers to drop, and the University of New Orleans lost over 800 students in the last year.
- UNO, LSU, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Louisiana Tech University are also now prohibited from offering remedial courses to freshmen.
From the article:
The University of New Orleans lost more than 800 students between last year and this year. State higher education leaders tell The Advocate stricter admission standards are needed as Louisiana transitions to a new model where college completion trumps college access. But college officials across the state say the impact of the standards could lead to lower enrollment numbers. ...
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