More students enroll at Georgia’s universities and colleges

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Georgia universities and colleges

ATLANTA (AP) – Enrollment at Georgia’s public colleges and universities is rising again, led by the state’s largest schools.

The University System of Georgia reported Tuesday that total enrollment rose 1.5% in fall 2019 from fall 2018. More than 333,000 students are enrolled across the state’s 26 institutions.

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Among those schools, 11 showed growth and 15 showed declines.

The fastest-growing institution, proportionally, was Georgia Tech, where enrollment went up nearly 12% to 36,000. The Atlanta’s school 3,800-student gain made up more than three-quarters of all student gains statewide. Other schools showing large gains were Kennesaw State University, Middle Georgia State University and Georgia Gwinnett College.

Atlanta Metropolitan State College saw enrollment drop the most, falling 16% to 1,844. Other schools showing big drops include Savannah State University and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.