-adapted from Columns, Feb. 1, 2011
It was announced earlier this year that the University of Georgia's Latin program is the largest of any two- or four-year college or university in the nation. This is the result of a survey conducted by the Modern Language Association in 2009.
The survey shows that students in Latin courses across the country peaked in 1962 at 702,000 and declined steadily for several years before making a slow comeback. Fortunately, Latin has remained strong at UGA and the Classics Department had 62 undergraduate Latin majors in 2010.