Grambling State University has reached a record breaking enrollment in fall 2019 marking a seven year enrollment high.
There are currently 5,232 students enrolled at GSU ranging from 45 states and 35 countries. The student body had a five percent increase in out of state students since fall 2017.
“Our continued growth is a clear sign that the investments from our parents, faculty, legislators, and supporters are supporting our attainment goals,” GSU President Rick Gallot said.
2019 marks the third time since 2013 that the University has seen an enrollment of more than 5,000 students.
The seven year high follows a series of major announcements including the $16 million digital library, $10 million pool renovation and the launch of the new bachelor’s degree program in cybersecurity.
Trinity A. Wilson, a freshman from Chicago, Ill. majoring in cybersecurity, said .
“I am attending Grambling State because I want to obtain my degree from an HBCU that offers help for STEM majors,” Wilson said. “I am excited that Grambling has instructors in my major who want to help me and see me become successful.”
Grambling is expected to continue growing as the office of admissions recruits future Gramblinites.
“Our team implements a personal care approach for each of the students and families who express interest in Grambling State,” said Gilberto Alvarado, Director of Admissions & Recruiting.“That care is a big reason many families choose HBCUs. Supplemented from the hard-work of our alumni across the nation, we expect to see continued growth.”
Taija Cook, a junior biology major from Edwardsville, Il decided to transfer from a predominantly white institution for the support she knew a HBCU would offer.
“ I transferred from a PWI that told me I wasn’t good enough for biology and that I should not pursue medicine. At GSU I was told not only that I am good enough, but that I am better than I thought I was. I appreciate Grambling for believing in me,” Cook said.