Savannah State University’s (SSU) total enrollment figure for fall 2009 is 3,820 students, representing the largest enrollment in the university’s history. Total enrollment increased from fall 2008 to fall 2009 by 10.6 percent, or approximately 365 students.
The record-high number exceeds the projected enrollment of 3,600 students.
According to the fall 2009 Semester Enrollment Report, Savannah State is one of 10 University System of Georgia institutions that experienced double-digit enrollment growth from fall 2008 to fall 2009.
“We know the struggling economy is a factor in the enrollment increase,” said Irvin Clark, Ed.D., vice president for Student Affairs, which includes the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. “But our aggressive recruitment strategies, quality housing options and aesthetic campus improvements also contributed to the growth.”
Savannah State can house approximately 2,250 students in two apartmentstyle complexes – University Village and University Commons – as well as the freshman suites and three traditional residence halls. While the majority of students enrolled at SSU come from the Savannah-Chatham area, a large number hail from metro Atlanta followed by Macon and Augusta.
Established in 1890, Savannah State University is on the move to become the best value-added university in the nation.
The university’s approximately 3,800 students are enrolled in 23 undergraduate degree majors and five graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology.