Summer Enrollment Growth Continues at Gordon State College For the Second Year in A Row

Gordon State College experienced an enrollment increase for the summer 2021 semester as 1,012 students enrolled for classes, which reflects a 0.6 percent increase from the Summer 2020 term when GSC had 1,006 students enrolled in classes. A greater percentage increase showed in the full-time enrollment category as 556 students enrolled for this summer compared to 535 students in summer of 2020. That is a 3.9 percent increase.

"We are so pleased to see the continued increase in students taking courses over the summer months," said GSC President Dr. Kirk A. Nooks. "Many of our students showed great determination by continuing to make progress towards their college degree. Our faculty are the driving force with their imaginative strategies and continued dedication.”

Classes were offered both online and in-person for the summer semester.

GSC projected a total student enrollment of 863 for this summer term and exceeded the enrollment forecast by 149 students – this exceeded the target enrollment by 17 percent. Increases were also noted for 821 continuing students (21 percent over target), 25 new dual-enrollment students (47% over target), and 30 registered transfer students (58% over target). Gordon State College was notably one of 8 USG institutions to realize an increase.

For the fall 2021 semester, GSC is continuing their plans with options for in-person, hybrid and online class selections. Over 3,000 students are projected to attend this fall.

GSC President Dr. Kirk A. Nooks said, "We are looking forward to the return of students to our campus this fall, and we have been working to prepare the campus and make the adjustments necessary to bring everyone back in a way that is safe and responsible. One thing that will not change this fall is our commitment to give students a challenging and supportive academic experience that will help them gain the Highlander EDGE!"

Gordon State College will resume fall classes on Wednesday, August 11. Prospective students still have time to apply for September Start, and it’s not too late. Students can contact the GSC Admissions Office by phone or email. For further information, call 678.359.5021 or email