KSU Summer Students Enroll in Record Numbers
During this time when so many things seemed to have slowed down, I wanted to share a bit of good news about something that has definitely not slowed down, namely the summer semester at KSU.
The enrollment for summer is higher than it's ever been, as more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students chose to continue their studies this summer. That is an overall increase of 14 percent from last year's summer enrollment and more than a 20 percent rise from just two years ago. Included in those numbers are more than 17,700 returning students, which is a significant increase over last year, and more than 2,300 new students – incoming freshmen and transfers – a 13 percent jump from a year ago.
For both undergraduate and graduate students, the opportunity to study during the summer was too good to pass up, even as the University moved to an entirely remote learning format for the term. For example, the number of graduate students enrolled in the Coles College of Business increased by 30 percent over last summer, the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology saw an increase of 24 percent, and the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services had a 19 percent increase.
These numbers are a direct result of our world-class faculty stepping up to offer an increased menu of classes. This is important because there is a direct link between students taking courses in the summer and graduating more quickly. As a student-centric university, it is vital that we provide a robust selection of summer courses to facilitate student success.
As students complete their studies in this final month of summer school, it will be worth remembering that Kennesaw State is committed to fulfilling its promise of excellence, even during the uniquely challenging circumstances that 2020 has presented.