Monday, December 10, 2012
Fall semester enrollment at the University of West Georgia reached an all-time high with 11,769 students—an increase of 1.1 percent compared to last year.
UWG President, Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, said, “I am delighted to note that UWG’s enrollment uptick runs counter to decreases at the national and USG level.”
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, college enrollment rates dropped slightly from 18.65 million students to 18.62 million. The University System of Georgia reports its 35 colleges and universities enrolled a total of 314,367 students for the fall 2012 semester. This is a decrease of 1.2 percent (3,662) students from the record-breaking fall 2011 enrollment of 318,027.
“It demonstrates a vote of confidence and visible student support for the wonderful work that our faculty and staff do each day,” he continued.
The increase in enrollment is attributed to the increase in graduate students enrolled in the university. There was an 11.7 percent increase in graduate enrollment from last year, compared to a .7 percent decline in enrollment for undergraduate students.
A significant increase was specifically noted in the number of males enrolled in graduate studies. There was a 19.7 percent increase in the number of males enrolled in graduate studies within the last year. More students are also pursuing full-time graduate studies.
UWG offers 97 programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist or doctorate degrees or certificate. Students are represented from an estimated 44 states and 66 nations on the campus.
For more information on enrollment, contact Institutional Research & Planning at 678-839-6449. To learn more about what it means to “Go West,” visit gowestgeorgia.com or call the Admissions Office at 678-839-5600.