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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Record enrollment at Albany colleges has resulted in packed on campus housing, but relief is on the way.

Both Albany State University and Darton College are making more room for the influx of students.

At ASU, construction on two new dorms is about a third complete.

They'll add 600 beds for students, adding to the almost 1,800 are now available.

The school plans to keep the old dorms open.

"We're scheduled to take some of the old dorms off line, but right now we're so overcrowded we're going to keep everything open as long as we can, we're even crowded this Spring," said Larry Wakefield, ASU Sr. Vice President.

ASU's New Student center is also moving forward.

At Darton they're clearing land for their second on campus housing facility. The $9 million dorm will an increase on campus bed capacity to more than 500.

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