Middle Georgia college students exceed the national average in this category


Lauren Shinholster, Director for Community Engagement at Mercer University.

College students in Middle Georgia are voting at rates higher than the national average.

The National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement released a report in 2019 that shows Georgia College & State University, Middle Georgia State University and Mercer University have all increased voter turnout from 2014 to 2018.

Middle Georgia State University’s voting rate was 48.2 percent, an increase of 25.3 percent from 2014. Mercer University’s voting rate was 49.8 percent, a 22.2 percent increase. Georgia College’s voting rate was 41.2 percent, a 28.1 percent increase.

The national average for college students is 40.3 percent.

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