Georgia State University Has a Record Number of Black First-Year Students

georgia-stateGeorgia State University in Atlanta has seen its enrollment rise in each of the last nine years. This year is no exception. There are 32,842 students enrolled on campus at all degree levels.

This year, there are 3,370 first-year undergraduate students.  Among this group of 3,370 first-year students are 1,344 African Americans. This is the largest number of African American first-year students in the university’s history and an increase of 10 percent from a year ago. African Americans make up nearly 40 percent of the entering class.

There is also a record number of Latino students in Georgia State’s entering class.

Tim Renick, vice provost for enrollment management and student success at Georgia State states that “we continue to accomplish a very difficult feat: to grow in size, quality, and diversity, all at the same time.”


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