UM-Dearborn increased both graduate and undergraduate enrollment this term compared with last year

January 25, 2008

DEARBORN / Jan. 25, 2008---Enrollment at the University of Michigan-Dearborn increased this term in both head count and student credit hours at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The number of students enrolled this semester totals 8,032, up 0.5 percent over the 7,990 enrolled in Winter 2007, and higher than the 8,005 enrolled in Winter 2006.

Measured in terms of student credit hours, enrollment increased 1.3 percent this term over a year ago.

The growth was led by enrollment at the graduate level, where student credit hours increased by 6.8 percent over this semester last year.

In the School of Education, graduate student credit hours increased by 27.4 percent this semester.

In addition to the increases in graduate enrollment, the number of first- and second-year students increased significantly this term, measured by head count. The number of freshman students increased by 2.3 percent this semester, and the number of second-year students went up by 7.4 percent.

“Our positive Winter enrollment reflects a campus-wide effort to reach out to students in southeastern Michigan with a message of Michigan excellence and service,” according to Stanley E. Henderson, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life.

“Increasing enrollment is a key part of our metropolitan mission, helping the economy of this region rebound by adding to the numbers of college-educated people,” Henderson said. “These numbers are not only very good news for the campus, they are good news for all of southeastern Michigan.”

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