UM-Dearbornís final enrollment total of 8,885 students for the fall 2010 semester reflects the campusís highest enrollment since 2003 and only 137 students off the highest enrollment in the campusís history

September 23, 2010

DEARBORN / Sept. 23, 2010---The University of Michigan-Dearbornís final enrollment total of 8,885 students for the fall 2010 semester reflects the campusís highest enrollment since 2003 and only 137 students off the highest enrollment in UM-Dearbornís history.  Total headcount is up 243 students, or 2.8 percent.

The campusís final undergraduate enrollment total is 7,224, the largest undergraduate enrollment in the university's history and the largest since 1992.  Total graduate enrollment is 1,661, which is 22 down from last year.  

Total new student enrollment (which includes freshmen and transfer students) is at 1,754, a 6.2 percent increase over last year and the largest percentage annual increase in more than a decade.  Transfers are at 834, or 14.4 percent over last year.  First Time in Any College (FTIAC) students are at 921, down one student from last year's 922. This is the fourth consecutive year that FTIAC enrollment was over 900 students and the fifth consecutive year that transfer enrollment was over 700.

This year's incoming freshman class has a high school GPA average of 3.54, which is up from 3.50 last fall, and an average ACT score of 24.15, up from last year's 24.12.  Both are the highest academic scores in at least 10 years.

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Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, UM-Dearborn has been distinguished by its commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities responsive to the needs of southeastern Michigan. The university has 8,700 students pursuing undergraduate, masterís, doctoral and professional degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business, education, and public administration. With a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of interaction with business, government and industry in southeastern Michigan, and is committed to responding to the needs of the region in the future.
 

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