NEWS BRIEF: Enrollment is down at many public colleges in Georgia

College-age demography down?

GA Tech Students On Campus
Photo credit: Courtesy Ga Tech
A report released on Monday by the University System of Georgia shows a 2.1 percent drop in enrollment at 21 of its 26 schools for the first time in eight years, from 341,489 to 340,638 students. The decline is slightly less than in the rest of the country, however, and officials pointed to increases in some of the state’s largest schools, such as Georgia Tech, where enrollment rose by 10.3 percent. ajc.com