Small Class Sizes
The University of Georgia invested $4.4 million in 2015-16 to reduce class sizes by hiring faculty and creating more than 300 new course sections.
The first of the new faculty members began teaching in fall 2015, and a total of 56 were hired in 2016. By fall 2016, a total of 319 new course sections in 81 majors had been added, the majority of which have fewer than 20 students.
UGA currently has an 18:1 student/faculty ratio. The new courses help ensure students receive even more personalized attention from their professors. Reducing the number of large class sections in critical instruction areas improves student learning and success and further enhances our world-class learning environment.