Swainsboro: The official student enrollment numbers have been reported to the University System of Georgia Atlanta Offices and show a jump by 11% in total enrollment over spring semester 2014 enrollment. The total student enrollment for fall semester 2014 at East Georgia State College has reached 2910 students. This is a 2% jump over the enrollment of fall semester 2013.
Along with the increase in students, the percentage of semester credit hours of study rose by 13% over last semester. A semester hour of credit represents 750 minutes of instructional class time which generally consists of one 50 minute class per week for 15 weeks.
There are students enrolled at East Georgia State College representing 121 Georgia counties, including Toombs, Candler, Jefferson, Treutlen, Bulloch, Screven, Montgomery, Tattnall, Washington, Johnson, Jenkins, Burke, and Emanuel. There are also students from 27 different states including Alaska, California, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and New York. EGSC has several international students.
"Through consistent enrollment growth, we continue to make progress toward our goals of increasing educational access and college completion in the region. East Georgia State College has a long history of providing one-on-one assistance to our students. Our courteous and well-trained faculty and staff are committed to student success and this increase in enrollment demonstrates more and more students appreciate our approach,@ stated East Georgia State College President Bob Boehmer.
“I would like to thank the personal attention to the students demonstrated by the college administration as they called students with admissions challenges and offered assistance,” commented President Boehmer.
"I am certainly pleased to see the interest and excitement that students are showing for East Georgia State College. This interest is a reflection of the tradition of academic excellence provided by the faculty and staff at the College,” added Representative Butch Parrish.