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UWG reports record enrollment
UWG reports record enrollment

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Despite college and university enrollment dropping nationwide, the University of West Georgia reported record enrollment during its Fall 2012 semester.

"I am delighted to note that UWG's enrollment uptick runs counter to decreases at the national and (University System of Georgia) level," university president Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna said in a statement.

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UWG says 11,769 students were enrolled at the school this fall, an increase of 1.1 percent from 2011. Sethna attributed the growing number to a spike in graduate school enrollment. The school saw an 11.7 percent increase in grad student enrollment, compared to a 0.7 percent hike in undergraduate enrollment.

West Georgia's main campus is in Carrollton; it also offers classes at satellite locations in Douglasville and Newnan.

Nationwide, college enrollment rates dropped this fall from 18.65 million students to 18.62 million, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The USG's 35 schools enrolled 314,367 students this past semester, which is down from the record enrollment of 318,027 in Fall 2011.


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