I am thrilled to hear that Tulane and NOLA are on the way back. There is much, hard work left to do, but it also means great opportunity for students. They have the rare chance to be a part of the rebuilding of one of the most distinct cities in the world.
After a dismal year for colleges and universities in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, the enrollment outlook for this fall is looking a lot brighter.
Tulane University reported on Monday that 1,375 high-school seniors had committed to attending the university — a 56-percent jump over last year’s 882 new freshmen.
(BTW, 1450 was the ideal target size before Katrina, although we often over shot by 200-300, so the fact that they have nearly 1400 committing, take away ~7% for “summer melt,” is great news indeed!)