Macon - Central Georgia Technical College started its 2009 Spring Quarter on April 1, with an overall initial enrollment of 5,949 students, making it one of the largest beginning spring quarter enrollments at the college.
"We have seen marked enrollment increases since the fall quarter, and we anticipate this growth to continue," said the college's president, Dr. Ronald D. Natale, II.
The enrollment increases over the last several quarters indicate that the technical college is becoming much more attractive to potential students. It is also reflected in some 2,200 students enrolled online for the spring term. CGTC continues to have the largest enrollment of online students in Georgia’s technical college system.
"For many reasons, including the ability to earn a degree and enter the workplace faster, the affordable tuition, first-class instruction and academic support, and ongoing improvements to make the college more attractive to students, CGTC is becoming a 'first-choice' for more people seeking the education and skills they need to have productive careers," Natale said.
Natale also notes that CGTC’s overall student population is getting younger, with enrollment of 18 to 21-year-old students increasing each quarter. "As we talk with middle and high school students – and as we approach graduation time in our area school districts, it’s extremely positive to hear that more of them are mentioning CGTC by name as the college they plan to attend to further their education. This shows that our impact with them is growing…and that it’s very strong."
About Central Georgia Technical College
A comprehensive higher education institution, Central Georgia Technical College provides students more than 190 career program opportunities with numerous degree, diploma and certificate options, in addition to customized business and industry services, continuing education and adult education services. The College serves Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam and Twiggs Counties. More information about CGTC can be found at www.centralgatech.edu.