SGSC Realizes An Increase In Fall 2015 Enrollment
By: Walda Kight
Vice President for External Affairs
South Georgia State College (SGSC) has realized a one percent increase in enrollment compared to one year ago. The total headcount for fall 2015 is 2,636 students.
Positive factors that contributed to the increase include a 12.66 percent growth in new students, a 19.66 percent increase in Move On When Ready (MOWR) students (formerly dual enrollment), and a 1.77 percent increase in credit hour production.
In addition, SGSC offered a B-Term for the first time, which allowed students the opportunity to take classes in a shorter timeframe or add classes to their current schedule. The goal of B-Term, officials said, was to allow students to shorten their time to graduation.
Ms. Lynn McCraney, interim vice president for student success, states, “Our enrollment increase, especially in the new student sector, is a validation that our College’s quality academic programs and value are reaching audiences. We are working diligently to assure even more families become aware of the many benefits SGSC has to offer.”
SGSC President Dr. Virginia Carson adds, “I am very pleased with our increase in enrollment and credit hour production. Our faculty and staff have worked hard to provide a positive learning environment where the focus is to help students achieve success. I am proud of these outcomes and appreciate our partnerships with many regional high schools, which help provide enhanced educational opportunities to young people.”
South Georgia State College, a state college of the University System of Georgia, is a multi-campus, student-centered institution offering high-quality associate and select baccalaureate degree programs. The institution provides innovative teaching and learning experiences, a rich array of student activities and athletic programs, access to unique ecological sites, and residential options to create a diverse, globally-focused, and supportive learning environment.