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Freshman Enrollment Reaches Highest Level in Six Years

Submitted on September 11, 2017

For fall 2017, Georgetown College is reporting its largest number of entering freshmen since 2011. This year’s number, 306, represents a 3 percent increase over the previous year’s 296.

The total number of full-time undergraduates is even more impressive at 975, which is a 6 percent increase over last year’s 917. Georgetown’s full-time undergraduate enrollment is the College’s highest in the past four years.

The total undergraduate headcount number (both full and part-time students) is 1,060, which is its highest undergraduate total since 2012.

“The data documents an impressive result for Georgetown as a college where quality and value are clearly recognized. At a time when many other colleges and universities are struggling with declining enrollments, it is nice to enjoy the success that is coming Georgetown’s way.”
- President M. Dwaine Greene

Greene credited what he termed “the team effort” for the continuing enrollment increases, saying “it requires not only skill and diligence on the part of admissions personnel, but also devoted involvement by faculty, staff, alumni, and other friends” for admission and retention efforts.

Jonathan Sands Wise, Ph.D., vice president of enrollment, cited Georgetown College’s strong academics and winning athletics along with caring faculty and staff as significant contributors to the positive growth in enrollment.

“We have exceptional majors, especially in the STEM fields, Psychology, Exercise Science and Athletic Training, and Education, and we have an amazing track record of sending students for further study in Medical School, Law School, and Graduate Schools,” he said. “Georgetown College still fields wonderful athletic teams made up of quality students who are improved by their time in college even as they rack up winning season after winning season. Most of all, Georgetown offers what it has always offered, a wonderful and caring Christian faculty and staff who work every day to make sure that every one of our students succeeds and thrives.”

Although classes have been underway for a week, the College holds its formal opening of school convocation on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. in John L. Hill Chapel. Kenny Davis, a 1971 graduate who captained the 1972 USA Olympic Basketball Team at Munich, is scheduled to speak. One of Georgetown’s three prestigious faculty honors, the John Walker Manning Distinguished Mentor and Teacher Award, will be presented during the convocation. The public is invited to attend.

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