LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — More students are earning diplomas from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

School officials say the university's graduation rate, which is measured by the percentage of undergraduates who earn degrees within six years, has risen by more than 49 percent over the last decade.

DeWayne Bowie, vice president for enrollment management, tells The Advertiser ( ) the most recent figure, 47.9 percent, represents students who graduated in 2014, compared to 32.1 percent who graduated in 2004.

The graduation rate for student-athletes at the University, at 75 percent, is the best in both the state of Louisiana and the Sun Belt Conference. That's according to Federal Graduation Rates statistics released by the NCAA.


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