Gwinnett Tech Winter Enrollment Up 16 Percent
Year-end results show state’s largest enrollment gain
Winter quarter 2008 enrollment at Gwinnett Technical College is up 16 percent over the same quarter last year, continuing the trend of double-digit enrollment growth at the college recorded throughout 2007. Total credit enrollment at the college is now 4,748 students.
"We're continuing to see strong growth in the programs that train and educate workers for Gwinnett's hottest job sectors – including education, computers and IT, business and the hospitality industry," says Sharon J. Bartels, Gwinnett Tech president.
"We focus on workforce development and providing the most up-to-date, relevant knowledge available to students of all ages. Continued results like these enrollment trends – and a graduate job placement rate of 99 percent -- tell us that this is an education that truly works," adds Bartels.
For Fall Quarter 2007, Gwinnett Tech saw the largest gain in credit student enrollment among the state's 34 technical colleges, making GTC the state's third largest technical college in that category. Gwinnett Tech is the state's largest technical college when credit enrollment, continuing education enrollment and adult education enrollment are combined. The state Department of Technical and Adult Education, which oversees Georgia's technical college system, reports that Gwinnett Tech's Fall Quarter 2007 enrollment increased 12.4 percent.
Other notable trends from the year just ending:
- Gwinnett Tech saw a 16.3 percent increase in total credit hours taken (7,375 additional credit hours) compared to 2006, the second largest gain posted among technical colleges.
- Gwinnett Tech remains the most diverse in student population within the technical college system, with 49 percent of students a member of a minority group.
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