Continuing an upward trend, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) this fall posted the second-highest percentage increase in enrollment in the University System of Georgia.
MGA’s fall 2018 enrollment reached 7,802 students, according to the system’s official report released this week. That is a 6.36 percent increase over last fall. Only Georgia Tech, with a 11.4 percent increase, posted a higher gain.
We awoke this morning in middle Georgia to the real first feel of Autumn. Typically, at MGA we measure this seasonal change and the end of the first quarter in three ways: academically, operationally, and personally.
In the coming years we must rigorously apply this principle of intentionality in knowing what purpose we are addressing with every student we recruit, retain, and graduate here at Middle Georgia State.
Middle Georgia State University’s (MGA) enrollment is growing at the fastest rate in four years just as the institution lands on a U.S. News & World Report best college rankings list for the first time.
Today is the first step on a journey for many of our students, reminding me of that Chinese proverb that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. I hope this day’s step for our students is a happy and joyful one too, and I congratulate you on being there with them as they take this first step or continue back on the pathway of learning
I am delighted to share some important and extraordinarily good news.
Since I published my last blog, three important enrollment initiatives have occurred. Last weekend many of us met on our Cochran, Eastman, and Macon campuses to welcome hundreds of students and their guests to our first ever fully-fledged Open Houses. I thank the many staff and faculty who did an amazing job, with many of our Facilities staff even coming in at 5 am that morning. For several weeks many of us prepared for this occasion, and it was clearly a great success.
All five campuses are hosting the Spring Enrollment Blitz this week only! Students this is your chance to meet directly with departments involved in the enrollment process. Check the schedule and plan to join us!
Even at a pace that makes the weeks fly by, we have remained focused on the goals we identified at the beginning of the academic year. One of the things we have deliberately engaged in is a Focus on Enrollment.
Two weeks into the Fall semester, as students and faculty settle into new schedules and we begin to get a clear picture of our enrollment, it is worth focusing on the human element of higher education. The stress factor is palpable, or as all-too-common social media memes might put it, “the struggle is real.” Yet Continue reading