Fall 2016 enrollment in the University System of Georgia’s 29 colleges and universities totaled 321,551 students, an increase of 1.1 percent (or 3,531 more students) over fall 2015. This fall’s enrollment continues a trend, for three years in a row, of modest increases in student enrollment in the University System of Georgia.
The enrollment numbers were released in the system’s “Fall 2016 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.
Dual enrollment, which allows students to earn college credit while in high school, increased from 7,916 students in fall 2015 to 10,352 students in fall 2016, a more than 30 percent increase.
The increase can be attributed to the Move on When Ready program, which streamlines dual enrollment programs and removes financial barriers for students. Graduate programs also contributed to the fall 2016 enrollment increase with 46,383 students, which is 5 percent more than in fall 2015.
A PDF of the full enrollment report can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/z9jozv4.