It’s a Packed House at Gwinnett Tech!
GTC started fall classes today with a full house, welcoming 6,719 students – a record number – as fall quarter begins. Compared to the same quarter last year, enrollment is up 25 percent, with 1,331 additional students attending class.
Enrollment at GTC has been growing at a consistent and rapid rate for well over two years now, with 11 consecutive quarters of double digit enrollment growth.
"We expected our growth trend to continue, especially for fall quarter which is traditionally strong, and planned accordingly," explains Sharon Bartels, president, Gwinnett Tech. "However, this increase was beyond even our early expectations. We're gratified to be able to meet our community's need for accessible, affordable and relevant higher education at this expanded level."
The physical signs of growth are evident throughout campus, from construction on new parking areas and a campus circumference road to the upcoming ground breaking for the new Life Sciences Building later this quarter. Last Friday, GTC administrators and faculty welcomed the college's first class of associate degree nursing students for a day-long orientation.
College administrators report large increases in the number of students taking core college courses, such as English, math, science and humanities. Within specific programs, GTC reports significant increases in:
68 percent increase
55 percent increase
Internet Specialist/Web Design
50 percent increase
38 percent increase
Early Childhood Education
36 percent increase
28 percent increase
26 percent increase
25 percent increase
25 percent increase
24 percent increase
Air Conditioning Technology
22 percent increase
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate program options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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