UNG fall enrollment increases, reversing course from past 2 years

The University of North Georgia’s (UNG) enrollment increased for the fall 2023 semester, and the university is now serving 18,086 students across five campuses and online, according to the University System of Georgia’s (USG) enrollment report. This increase came after two years of enrollment decreases in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are grateful to be able to change the trajectory of more students’ lives this fall. A recent study about Georgia colleges and universities indicates that graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree will earn over $1 million more throughout their lives than those without a college degree,” UNG President Michael Shannon said.

UNG saw an increase of online enrollment to 1,304 students from 1,025 a year earlier. UNG has moved its master’s and bachelor’s human services delivery and administration degrees and its sociology bachelor’s degreetwo business bachelor’s degrees, and two communication bachelor’s degrees fully online this fall.

The university also experienced a growth in graduate students to 832, up from 790 in fall 2022. 

Statewide, enrollment increased at 23 of USG’s 26 public colleges and universities, according to USG’s Fall 2023 Semester Enrollment Report. The number of students at USG institutions across Georgia rose by 9,993 over last fall.

USG’s annual fall semester enrollment report, which analyzes enrollment data by institution, age, gender, race and ethnicity, in-state, out-of-state and international students, is available here.

(UNG photo: two students walk across Dahlonega campus)