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GSU enrollment tops 20,000
School has students from all 50 states, 101 countries
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Georgia Southern University Fall 2011 enrollment by the numbers:

Total fall 2011 enrollment: 20,212
Students by state/country:  50 U.S. states, 101 countries
Undergraduate students: 17,525
Graduate students: 2,687

Georgia Counties with largest enrollment:
• Gwinnett
• Bulloch
• Fulton

Top four states:
• Georgia
• Florida
• South Carolina
• North Carolina

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University recently announced that it has topped 20,000 students this fall, enrolling 20,212 students from all 50 states and 101 countries around the world. 
Georgia Southern welcomed 3,099 new freshmen while experiencing a 1.6 percent increase in total enrollment from the previous year. Enrollment increased despite two of its largest graduating classes departing this past year. Graduate enrollment at Georgia Southern also increased by nearly 2 percent.
“Our goal is not to just grow in size, but to do so in a way that ensures that we stay true to what has made Georgia Southern so special,” said Brooks Keel, Ph.D., president of Georgia Southern University.
“Surpassing 20,000 students definitely takes us to a new level. Not only are we growing in size, but we’re also attracting very bright and accomplished students from throughout the state and from around the world. 
“This past year, Georgia Southern received more applications than in any other year in its history. We believe this can be attributed to outstanding degree programs, a dedicated team of faculty and staff and an incredibly beautiful campus,” Brooks continued.
“Parents are looking for a well-rounded and challenging college experience for their student, and they are finding both at Georgia Southern. They are not only attracted to the university, but the charm of a classic college town that is within driving distance of Atlanta, north Florida, historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.”

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