The Technical College System of Georgia announced this week that enrollement at its 28 schools in the state is up 26 percent this year. The schools saw an increase of 22,000 students. The 109,548 students is the largest winter attendance ever and the second consecutive quarter with six-digit enrollment. Georgia Northwestern Technical College announced last month that preliminary data showed there are 5,993 students enrolled this quarter, compared to 5,154 last year at pre-merger Coosa Valley Technical College and Northwestern Technical College. That’s an increase of 839, or 16 percent.

The Technical College System of Georgia is again proving its immense value to the people of Georgia as the education resource for anyone who wants to gain the kinds of skills and knowledge that result in great careers, even in today’s difficult economy,` said Commissioner Ron Jackson. `Everyone, from recent high school graduates to Georgians looking to retrain and retool for new jobs, enjoy equal access to some of the best technical college programs in the country. It’s a great education at a low tuition that’s made all the more affordable by easy access to college grants.`

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