Kennesaw State summer enrollment reaches 20,000 students

Kennesaw State University said its summer enrollment for 2020 has swelled to more than 20,000 students.
Kennesaw State University said its summer enrollment for 2020 has swelled to more than 20,000 students.

Credit: David Caselli

Credit: David Caselli

More Kennesaw State University students are using the summer months to enroll in courses they need to graduate.

The university said its summer enrollment for 2020 has swelled to more than 20,000 students. That’s a 14% increase from the summer 2019 enrollment and a 20% jump from summer 2018, the school said.

The university attributes this spike to an increase in summer course offerings and students continuing to use the remote learning option KSU unveiled in the spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

KSU President Pamela Whitten said she is pleased to see students embracing remote learning “as an opportunity rather than an obstacle to advance toward their academic goals.”

“Summer coursework offers benefits such as easier access to high-demand classes and courses offered in a condensed format,” she said. “During this summer’s unique circumstances, our faculty have shown their commitment to student success by adapting their courses to remote formats.”

Kennesaw State last week announced its plans to reopen its doors for the fall semester on Aug. 17. The university plans to give cloth masks to everyone on its Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. Like other University System of Georgia institutions, KSU will encourage — but not require —everyone to wear face coverings.


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