GHC has highest enrollment increase among state colleges

November 9, 2018--7:00 a.m.

NEWS RELEASE

Georgia Highlands College leads the University System of Georgia’s state colleges in enrollment growth for fall 2018 with a 2.8 percent increase. GHC continues to hold the second highest enrollment for state colleges in Georgia.

According to the USG, fall 2018 enrollment in the USG’s 26 colleges and universities had an increase of 1.1 percent over the previous year, making this fall the fourth consecutive year that enrollment continued to reach an all-time high in the USG’s total student enrollment.

“While the University System of Georgia continues to see modest increases in enrollment, more students than ever are graduating from our institutions,” Chancellor Steve Wrigley said. “The number of USG students annually earning degrees is up 21 percent 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.”

The enrollment numbers were released in the USG’s “Fall 2018 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.

The full enrollment report is available here.

Stacey Abrams has not officially conceded but stated earlier Friday evening that she is ending her run.
Rome City Schools is celebrating parent and caregiver involvement this month.
Businesses and residents are urged to turn their sprinkler's off as Winter and Freezing temperatures are just around the corner.
The Gordon County Sheriffs department started their Friday off searching for an armed fugitive. The suspect was apprehended after two shots were fired by police.
Electronic Recycling event tomorrow at the new Lavender Drive location.
The Rome Noon Optimist Club is gearing up for its one, and only, fundraising event.
A man is charged with aggravated assault and another man is charged with felony bail jumping.
A Stockbridge woman was booked into the Floyd County Jail Thursday on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, items prohibited for possession by inmates, and conspiracy to commit a felony.
A Rome man has been arrested and charged stealing equipment from a bus belonging to Blood Assurance.
A 56-year old Rome man has been arrested in connection with an incident in Cave Spring earlier this week.