In this edition of Fireside Chat, Delta State University President William N. LaForge discusses this year’s enrollment increase.
Delta State has some exciting news. After several years of decreasing enrollment, the university has seen enrollment increase for the fourth straight year. This fall, enrollment at Delta State is 3,789 students, an increase of 201 students or 5.6 percent over last year. This percentage increase is the largest among the state’s eight public universities.
As funding from the state continues to decline, enrollment and the resulting tuition are more important than ever, and the university is very pleased and proud of all of the institutional efforts that have contributed to the enrollment increase and also to increased retention rates.
In this video, President LaForge outlines six reasons for the increase.
In other news on campus, the Office of Student Affairs is hosting the 2017 Men’s Conference this week, and country music legend Tracy Lawrence will be performing at the Bologna Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Sept. 21. To find out more about these events, and to keep up with all of our news, events and activities, visit our website at deltastate.edu.