Five things to know about new Georgia college enrollment report


University System of Georgia officials on Friday released data showing enrollment at its 28 institutions for this fall’s semester is again at an all-time high, with more than 325,000 students.

Here are five things to know from the report.

  • Georgia State University continues to have the largest enrollment in the system, with 51,562 students. Its enrollment declined in 2016 by about 4 percent. This year, its enrollment increased by slightly more than 1 percent.
  • Georgia Tech’s student enrollment increased by 9.4 percent, from 26,841 to 29,369, more than any institution in the system.
  • Savannah State University’s enrollment declined more than institution in the system, from 4,955 students in 2016 to 4,429, a 10.6 percent drop.
  • The system is continuing to be more racially-diverse. The report shows 49.8 percent of its students are non-white. 
  • More students are coming from outside the United States. Nearly 15,000 students are non-U.S. residents. About one-half of them attend Georgia Tech. 

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