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Georgia Southern University Spring 2010 Enrollment Reaches Record; Online and Graduate Programs See Continued Growth

eagleheadGeorgia Southern University announced that its Spring Semester 2010 enrollment reached 18,134, an increase of 1,404 students from the same period last year.

“Georgia Southern has become a University of first choice for outstanding students from throughout the country and around the world,” said Brooks Keel, Ph.D., president of Georgia Southern University. “Georgia Southern is now home to students from nearly every U.S. state and from more than 100 countries around the world.”

Keel noted that while enrollment has continued to grow, so has the University’s retention of students reaching an all-time high this past year. In addition, Keel says that increased interest in the University’s graduate and online programs is continuing to grow.

“There are hundreds of thousands of students that may have started their degree throughout the country but life, kids and their mortgage payments made it tough to finish,” said Keel. “Now is the perfect time for them to come back and we’re seeing an increased interest from students that want to earn a degree from a respected state University.”

Through Georgia Southern University’s online degree programs, students can learn from anywhere with an Internet connection without having to travel to campus. Georgia Southern is continuing to introduce new online degree programs including the new fully online M.S. Sport Management that will welcome its first students this summer. This recent addition complements the University’s already wide variety of education, business, IT and healthcare online degree offerings.

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