The number of students attending Gordon College increased again this year, the state college’s 10th straight year of growth.There are 5,009 students enrolled in classes this year, up from last year’s number of 4,545.Of the students attending Gordon, the largest number comes from Henry County at 1,074 followed by Spalding with 483. Others include, Lamar with 323; Clayton, 318; Fayette, 311; Upson, 309; DeKalb, 304, and Pike with 234.’We are very pleased that more students are selecting Gordon College as the place to begin and, in a growing number of programs, complete their education,’ said interim president Shelley Nickel. ‘We have an outstanding faculty and staff dedicated to helping our students succeed.’Gordon College became a part of the University System of Georgia in 1972 with 550 students. It was designated a state college in 2006. Gordon offers 40 programs of study including baccalaureate degrees in Early Childhood Education, Biology, Mathematics and a BSN to RN completion degree.In early 2011 its 59,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Nursing and Allied Health Building will be completed.