Although the numbers are preliminary and as-yet unofficial, Clayton State University’s enrollment for the spring 2011 semester has reached an all-time high for the University’s 41-year history.
According to Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Mark Daddona, as of Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, Clayton State’s enrollment stood at 6,785, a 1.5 percent increase over the spring 2010 enrollment of 6,687 (the previous single semester record), and the highest enrollment ever at Clayton State. Enrollment for the fall 2010 semester was 6,603.
Due in part to the weather-mandated week-long delay in the start of classes for the spring 2011 semester, Daddona cautions that there will be a few minor, last minute adjustments in the total enrollment figure.
“The numbers will increase slightly as we process a few reinstatements for students, and the numbers will also drop slightly due to no-show reports,” he explains. Daddona also notes that these figures are unofficial. The official enrollment figures for the entire University System of Georgia (USG) will be released later in the semester by the Board of Regents of the USG.
Clayton State first opened its doors to 942 students as Clayton Junior College on Sept. 30, 1969. The University achieved four-year status in 1986 with just over 3,000 students and University status in 1996, with 4,687 students.