A new study suggests University System of Georgia officials will be taking a closer look at funding requests for new buildings. The study highlights how much time classrooms are sitting empty at the state's 31 public college and universities. Campuses are using the study to consider alternatives to new construction.
A two-year study by the University System of Georgia shows classrooms are empty during most of the week. At most schools, the results show capacity for additional courses and for some bigger classes. System administrators say each school in the system has individual characteristics that affect utilization.