- Associated Press - Monday, August 8, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With classes set to begin this month, University of New Orleans President John Nicklow is ready to learn a lot about his new students.

A year after UNO’s student head count sank to its lowest level since 1967, The New Orleans Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/2b0sJCe) Nicklow is turning to a new approach in higher education that relies on mining student data to find potential signs of academic trouble and taking action to keep the students in school.

UNO’s enrollment last fall - 8,423 students - was less than half of what it was before Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Nicklow’s target is for UNO to have 12,000 students in five years.

Nicklow sees a few opportunities in that area, like stepping up recruiting efforts in Texas, or bolstering Hispanic enrollment.

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Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, https://www.neworleansadvocate.com

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