UM-Dearborn will enroll the largest freshman class in its history, up more than 50 over last year, and more than 150 ahead of 2006

August 29, 2008

DEARBORN / Aug. 29, 2008---The University of Michigan-Dearborn will welcome the largest freshman class in its history at a convocation ceremony on campus on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Classes begin the next day, Sept. 3.

This year’s freshman class is forecast to include 960 students, up from last fall’s total of 903, and an increase of more than 150 students from fall 2006.

“This is good news for our campus, but also for our region,” according to Stanley E. Henderson, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life at UM-Dearborn. “We know that the prosperity of our state depends in large part on increasing the number of college graduates, and we are committed to doing our part.”

UM-Dearborn has increased marketing and communications efforts and streamlined admissions operations in the past several years. The campus was rated among the top master's-level public universities in the Midwest in the annual guide to American colleges published Sept. 1 by U.S. News & World Report.

"We are working to let more students know about the great value and quality of the educational opportunities we have here," Henderson said. “Increasingly, students throughout the region recognize that not only do we provide a University of Michigan degree, we also expect our students to contribute and to make our community a better place. As a result, we have some truly exceptional students and they go on to make a difference in the quality of life in our region after they graduate.”

Total enrollment for the campus will be tallied three weeks into the semester.

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