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Georgia Southwestern sees increased enrollment for 2016-17 school year

More freshman are headed to campus this year (Source: WALB) More freshman are headed to campus this year (Source: WALB)
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Gaye Hayes (Source: WALB) Gaye Hayes (Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Georgia Southwestern expects a 20% increase in freshmen students this year and a 5% increase campus-wide.

The university had to add an extra orientation day for incoming students. The school also doubled their border state students after the system approved in-state prices for them.

School leaders said the recession in the mid-2000s hurt their enrollment.

“Students are willing to travel again. Many of the students in our state are residents in the northern part of the state so we have to have good economic times for them to pick up and move to South Georgia to pursue their higher education,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management Gaye Hayes.

Students move in on August 13th. The first day of classes is August 17th.

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