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AJC On Campus: Enrollment grows at Georgia’s largest universities

By Eric Stirgus, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution #atlanta-ga

There were many questions about whether college enrollment would decline for the fall semester amid student health concerns stemming from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Georgia’s four largest public universities, though, are reporting enrollment increases in various categories.

Here’s a closer look at some of the more interesting numbers:

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Georgia State University

54,000 – total enrollment, a record

7,700 – first-year student enrollment at its Atlanta and Perimeter campuses

5 – the percentage increase of Black students enrolled as freshmen

Georgia Tech

4,150 – new students, a record

600 – dual-enrollment students

60 – the percentage of non-white students

Kennesaw State University

40,900 – total enrollment, a record

8,100 – new students, a record

8 – the enrollment percentage increase from the 2019-20 school year

University of Georgia

5,600 – first-year students

31 – the percentage of new students who identify themselves as part of a minority group

85 – the percentage of first-year students from Georgia

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