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UNG approaches this milestone in enrollment; Gainesville campus shows most students
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University of North Georgia students make their way across the Gainesville campus between classes Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. - photo by Scott Rogers

The University of North Georgia reported a record number of 19,748 students this fall. 

Out of UNG’s five locations, the Gainesville campus showed the highest enrollment for fall 2019 with 7,913 students. The Dahlonega campus followed closely with 7,296 students. 

Enrollment for this year increased by 0.1% from fall 2018, according to the Board of Regents University System of Georgia’s fall 2019 semester enrollment report.

“This year’s modest enrollment increase reflects our success in managing growth across our campuses to keep pace with our facilities and resources,” Bonita Jacobs, UNG’s president said in a press release on Tuesday, Nov. 12. “We look forward to the completion of academic facility expansion projects already underway in Gainesville and Blue Ridge and those planned in Dahlonega and Cumming.”

The report, which was released on Nov. 12, examines enrollment in various groups including race and ethnicity, type of residency, class and gender. 

From fall 2018 to 2019, graduate enrollment grew from 681 to 712 at UNG. 

The number of those in UNG’s dual enrollment program, which gives high school students the ability to earn college credits, increased from 1,241 in fall 2018 to 1,409 in fall 2019. UNG had the second highest number of dual-enrolled students with the USG behind Georgia State University.

UNG also experienced growth in student diversity from 2018 to 2019. The number of Hispanic students jumped from 2,629 to 2,747, making up 14% of the student population. The number of Asian students increased from 672 to 722.