The Slow Road to Recovery for Xavier University

Xavier University, the historically black educational institution in New Orleans that is affiliated with the Catholic Church, reports that 767 freshman students enrolled this fall. This was down slightly from a year ago and remains considerably below the level that existed prior to Hurricane Katrina, which devastated much of the city of New Orleans in 2005.

Total enrollments at Xavier are up 4 percent this year due to a large number of transfer students. Total enrollments are now at the highest level since the hurricane.