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NEW ORLEANS -- Delgado Community College is looking to regain its status as the largest community college in Louisiana this spring as it rebounds from Hurricane Katrina.
As soon as the storm hit Aug. 29, Baton Rouge Community College usurped Delgado's top rank as BRCC's fall enrollment swelled to 7,001, nearly a 23 percent jump from its enrollment the previous fall. Before Hurricane Katrina hit, Delgado enrollment had totaled close to 17,500.
In all, 70 percent of the buildings on Delgado's main campus sustained damage during the powerful storm that some call the most catastrophic natural disaster in American history. Damage to the campus is estimated at between $60 million and $75 million. …