LANGSTON, Okla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Langston University reported a 45% increase in first time freshmen enrollment in 2013 over 2012 enrolling 619 new students, one of the largest classes in the 116 year history of the institution.
“Students from across the country are recognizing the tremendous educational value and quality available at Langston University”
“Students from across the country are recognizing the tremendous educational value and quality available at Langston University,” said Langston University President, Dr. Kent J. Smith, Jr. “As Oklahoma’s only Historically Black College and University (HBCU), and the western most HBCU in the country, Langston University has an incredible opportunity to serve the public good through our unique urban and rural land-grant educational mission. As the numbers reflect, our clear focus on increasing our enrollment and strengthening our academic programs is paying dividends. Our quality academic programs combined with our low-cost tuition and fees model afford students from across the economic spectrum the opportunity to earn a college degree. It is now critical we help our students remain in school, earn a degree and join the nation’s workforce.”
Smith credited the hard work of the Enrollment Management team, the University’s revamped scholarship process, and the focus on recruiting college-ready students as key factors contributing to the increased freshmen enrollment this year. “Every member of the faculty, every staff member, and every student played a critical part in recruiting students to Langston University. As a University, we made the decision early in the year to work together as a team to show prospective students the exciting things happening at Langston. This collaborative approach re-energized the campus, helping produce this remarkable increase in enrollment, reversing a stagnate trend from prior years.”
The University recently rolled out a refreshed brand: releasing a new Langston Lion theme, launching a new advertising campaign, and unveiling a new more robust website. University officials expect these initiatives will help Langston expand its reach and appeal to students not only in Oklahoma but also across the country.
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ABOUT LANGSTON UNIVERSITY:
Established in 1897, Langston University is the only historically black institution of higher education in the state of Oklahoma. A four-year, state-supported, land-grant, regional institution, it has an average enrollment of approximately 3,000 students on campuses located in Langston, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. The University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).