A two-year study by the University System of Georgia shows classrooms are empty during most of the week.
Of the 440 classrooms at the University of Georgia, the average is used just 18.5 hours per 40-hour work week, and when used, just two-thirds of the seats are full, according to the study. That is a 31 percent utilization rate.
Georgia Regents University’s Summerville campus’ 73 rooms average 27.2 hours per 40-hour work week of use and are typically half empty when they’re used for a 37 percent utilization rate. At the Health Sciences campus, use is just 13.4 hours per week for the 26 rooms, but they are 82 percent full for a 28 percent utilization rate.