DAHLONEGA – Officials with the University of North Georgia say 19,722 students are currently enrolled across all their campuses, an increase of 5 % for the 2018 fall semester.
In a media release from the school it was pointed out that among Georgia’s public colleges and universities, UNG’s percentage increase is the third largest, just behind Middle Georgia State University at 6.3 %.
“Our increasing enrollment and the demand for our programs reflect UNG’s consistent national recognition as one of the best values in higher education, as well as the commitment of our faculty and staff to educational excellence,” UNG President Bonita C. Jacobs said. “From dual enrollment to graduate programs, UNG is attracting highly qualified and extremely talented students at all levels.”
“While the University System of Georgia continues to see modest increases in enrollment, more students than ever are graduating from our institutions,” USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley said. “The number of USG students annually earning degrees is up 21 % since 2011 when the Complete College Georgia initiative related to college attainment launched. With this success, we remain committed to our goals of making college more affordable and accessible, finding greater opportunities to be more efficient and ensuring more Georgians enter the workforce with a college credential.”
Also, UNG had enrollment increases in graduate programs and the dual-enrollment program, which allows students to earn college credit while in high school.