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Gwinnett Tech Posting Record Enrollment Growth for Academic Year

Gwinnett Tech Posting Record Enrollment Growth for Academic Year
Fall Semester Enrollment Increase is State’s Largest, Spring Semester Keeping Pace
By Gwinentt Citizen Staff Reports

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (January 16, 2014) – With college students just settling back into classes for Spring Semester, it’s clear that Gwinnett Tech is in the midst of a record year for enrollment growth.

Gwinnett Tech, Busbee Center

The Technical College System of Georgia has released final numbers for fall term, the first half of this academic year, reporting that Gwinnett Tech’s enrollment increase of 7.4 percent was the largest in the state.

Fall enrollment at GTC reached an all-time record for the college with 7,180 students registered for classes. The college also posted a 5.7 percent increase in credit hours taken. Gwinnett Tech’s enrollment is now double what it was in the fall of 2000.

While not yet final, enrollment numbers for Spring Semester 2014, which began Jan. 6, are keeping pace. After an additional registration period for Term C later this semester, enrollment is projected to remain about 7,000 students.

Key enrollment trends at Gwinnett Tech for the 2013-2014 academic year:

• The number of students using the HOPE Grant or Scholarship rose 32.6 percent this fall, the first term the restored 2.0 GPA for the Grant was in effect.  37.9 percent of GTC students use the HOPE Program.

• The number of students using federal Pell Grants rose 9.9 percent this fall to a total of 48.7 percent.

• Online-only students at GTC have increased 14.5 percent to 798.

• 4357 students, a 24 percent increase for the term, now take one of 352 hybrid courses, which combine both online and in-class instruction.

• The college has increased the number of online courses offered by 27.5 percent to 246 courses.

• GTC now serves 320 veterans, an increase of 23.5 percent over the prior fall term.

• Dual enrolled students, those earning high school and college credit simultaneously, increased 173 percent and now total 142.

Programs with the largest enrollment increases for fall term include:

• Business Administrative Technology                          37.1%

• Construction                                                         30.8%

•  Nursing                                                                30.6%

     (includes the associate degree, PRN to RN bridge 
      and patient care assistant programs)

• Business Management                                               14.7%

• Welding                                                                  12.8%

•  Computer Sciences                                                    12.6%

• Imaging Sciences                                                      10.5%

Gwinnett Tech’s largest programs are:
• Healthcare/Health Sciences               2399

• Computer Sciences                          1051

• Business Administrative Technology   452

• Business Management                      375

• Accounting                                    290

• Early Childhood                              248

•  Automotive                                    241

• Criminal Justice                              226

GTC offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate program options that you can finish in two years orless.  For more information on all programs, visit  or call 770-962-7580.

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