If Georgia’s 35 public colleges and universities seem to be busy places this fall, that is because enrollment in the University System of Georgia has set another record. According to the USG’s fall semester enrollment report, 318,027 students are attending college – an increase of 6,585 students, or 2.1 percent, from fall 2010 to fall 2011.
Georgia Highlands College in Rome beat the system wide average, seeing its numbers increase by 5.6 percent to 5,530 from 5,235.
The numbers were released today in the System’s fall semester enrollment report, which tracks enrollment in the System by individual institution and other factors such as race, gender, age, resident and non-Georgia resident and class (freshmen, etc.) The report offers a detailed view over time of how the student body in System has grown and changed.
“While the growth over the past year is smaller than in some recent years, we continue to see more individuals seeking access to public higher education,” said Chancellor Hank Huckaby. “And we are seeing more minority students looking to the University System for educational opportunity, which reflects the increase in Georgia’s minority populations.”