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Wednesday October 16th, 2019 8:02AM

University of North Georgia hits record student enrollment

By AccessWDUN staff

With 18,782 students currently enrolled, the University of North Georgia experienced a growth of 3.1 percent for the 2017 fall semester.

Among Georgia’s public colleges and universities, UNG’s enrollment percentage is the fifth largest, just behind Georgia Southwestern State University at 3.3 percent growth. Georgia Tech saw the highest percentage of enrollment growth at 9.4 percent.

"We continue to see a heightened interest in the University of North Georgia, with applications from highly qualified and extremely talented students. This interest is a positive trend and reflects our consistent recognition as one of the best values in higher education," said UNG President Bonita C. Jacobs.

The enrollment numbers were released in the University System of Georgia Fall 2017 Semester Enrollment Report, which breaks down enrollment by institution, class, race and ethnicity, in-state, out-of-state and international students, as well as gender and age.

Fall 2017 enrollment in the USG's 28 colleges and universities totaled 325,203 students, an increase of 1.1 percent over fall 2016.

UNG had the second-highest number of dual-enrolled students within the USG with 964. Dual-enrollment allows high school students the opportunity to enroll in college prior to their high school graduation and take courses that count as both college and high school credit.

Student diversity also grew at UNG from 2016-17. The number of Hispanic students increased from 2,085 to 2,323; the number of Asian students increased from 610 to 661; and the number of African-American students remained constant at 828.

The full enrollment report can be accessed online.

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