Enrollment for Valdosta State University On the Rise

Posted at 7:35 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 19:35:00-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - Valdosta State University officials said that the number of people enrolled in the university is on the rise for the 2016 year. 

VSU welcomed 11,375 students during the Fall 2016 Semester, making a 0.6 percent increase compared to one year ago, with 70.4 percent of students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full time.   

“VSU has rebounded this year with respect to enrollment, and I wholeheartedly support the growth of the entire institution as we work to continue the Blazer Nation tradition of academic, creative, research, athletic, and service excellence on campus, in the community, and around the world,” shared Dr. Kelli R. Brown, interim president. “VSU remains forever dedicated to providing a diverse student population with an inspired education, a safe learning environment, a nurturing community, and a wealth of experience that will help mold them into lifelong learners able to meet the needs and demands of an ever-changing world.”

Officials said the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at VSU experienced a 13 percent overall increase in enrollment from the Fall 2015 Semester to the Fall 2016 Semester. 

“As of Thursday morning, we are up 15 percent in applications for the Fall 2017 Semester compared to the Fall 2016 Semester,” Tee Mitchell, executive director of Enrollment Services added. “We are also up 34 percent in accepted applications.”