Clayton State University is bucking a trend, not just across Georgia, but across the nation.
It has been widely reported that college and university enrollments are down throughout the U.S. for the fall 2013 semester. However, that’s not the case at Clayton State. According to unofficial figures released today by Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management & Academic Success Dr. Mark F. Daddona, Clayton State has a record enrollment for the fall 2013 semester, 7,263. The previous high mark for enrollment, set during the fall 2012 semester, was 7,146.
The fall 2013 figure, which will remain unofficial until the official enrollment statistics are released by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia later in the semester, marks a 1.6 percent increase from last fall’s record, and includes significant growth in the University’s Dual Enrollment program (from 222 to 347 new students), growth in freshmen enrollment, and total graduate enrollment (332 to 367). Total enrollment for the University has increased by 19.4 percent since 2006.
“We are very pleased with our fall enrollment. We were intentional in our procedures and activities this past year to encourage our accepted students to attend new student orientation and enroll in classes,” says Daddona.