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UNG enrollment growth increases student body to near 20,000

At the close of the 2018 fall semester, the University of North Georgia (UNG) has announced record numbers of enrolled students, boasting a student body that has reached 19,722 students.

According to a press release from the university, over the last semester the UNG student body has grown by 5 percent, inching towards an enrollment of 20,000 students.

The release states that UNG’s growth is one of the highest in Georgia, third behind to Middle Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology who had growth rates of 6.3 and 11.4 percent respectively.

"Our increasing enrollment and the demand for our programs reflect UNG's consistent national recognition as one of the best values in higher education, as well as the commitment of our faculty and staff to educational excellence," UNG President Bonita C. Jacobs stated in the release. "From dual enrollment to graduate programs, UNG is attracting highly qualified and extremely talented students at all levels."

According to the release with 8,160 students, the UNG Gainesville Campus had the highest enrollment of UNG's five campuses for fall 2018. While enrollment at UNG's other four campuses for fall 2018 included: Blue Ridge, 152; Cumming, 1,301; Dahlonega, 7,221; Oconee, 2,439; and online, 449.

These updated enrollment numbers were released in the University System of Georgia (USG) Fall 2018 Semester Enrollment Report on Nov. 7, breaking down enrollment by institution, class, race and ethnicity, in-state, out-of-state and international students, as well as gender and age, the release states.

The full USG enrolment report can be found at