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Friday, July 20, 2012 - 9:00am

UGA Summer Enrollment Dropping

Summer enrollment is down at the University of Georgia.

UGA enrolled 13,854 students this summer, a decrease of 958 students. Registrar Jan Hathcote says the economy may have played a role in the decline. Enrollment was also down last year. The school is examining data as it becomes available to determine the reasons.

The decline also affected UGA's extended campuses in Gwinnett, Griffin and Tifton. Enrollment at the school's Buckhead campus increased nearly nine percent.

The school's independent study program also grew over the summer, gaining 17 more students this year for a total of 123.