MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News) - ULM said the future is looking bright for the college.
The university said their retention rate is up 9% and their graduation rate is up 12%.
Dr. Bruno said ULM is doing pretty well even with a number of challenges.
He said since 2010 when he came in, you never really heard a lot about ULM, but that's changing.
The college has national rankings and recognition's under their belt.
ULM is also ranked a tier one university and has one of the number one RN nursing programs in country.
They also have the number one accounting program when it comes to the passage of the CPA exam.
Bruno said all of these achievements are because of the great faculty and staff.
"Whether it's the individual cutting the grass on the grounds, to the person cleaning the building, to the person preparing the foods, to researchers looking for cures to cancers. It's truly a team effort", ULM President Nick Bruno said.
The university has also added 20 new teachers and faculty members for the 2016-2017 school year.