Fall Enrollment Going Up

(September 11, 2009) While Armstrong Atlantic State University's final enrollment count is still unofficial, preliminary data show fall enrollment at 7,500 students, an increase of between 5 and 6 percent over last fall's enrollment of 7,067 students. Graduate enrollment is up in excess of 15 percent at nearly 1,000 students.

"Fall enrollment has been strong across all areas," said Russ Watjen, AASU associate vice president for enrollment management. "We see significant growth at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. In addition, demand for classes at our Liberty Center campus in Hinesville continues to increase."

Fall enrollment at the Liberty Center campus in Hinesville is approximately 300 students, an increase of 14 percent over last year.

On the Armstrong Atlantic campus, growth in enrollment is joined by growth in facilities. Construction of a new $20 million, 60,180 square-foot Student Union will be completed by spring 2010. Also underway is a new freshman residence hall, Windward Commons, which will open for fall classes in 2010. Windward Commons, a dedicated freshman residence hall, will increase AASU on-campus housing capacity to more than 1,400 students. This fall, campus housing is at full capacity with some 904 students in residence including 400 freshmen, both an all-time record.