UNO Loses 800 Students Under Stricter Admission Standards

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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.

UNO was joined by LSU, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Louisiana Tech University this fall as the first four schools prohibited from offering remedial courses to freshmen.

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