Record number of first-year students leads enrollment growth

September 9, 2009

DEARBORN / Sept. 9, 2009---On the first day of the fall term, preliminary numbers show undergraduate enrollment (as measured by credit hours) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn to be up 7.3 percent, with overall enrollment in credit hours up 6.0 percent. Both percentages are higher than at any time in the last five years.

Official enrollment for the term will be calculated later this month at the end of the drop/add period.

“We’re pleased that despite the difficult economic environment we’re able to increase enrollment at UM-Dearborn,” said Stanley E. Henderson, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life at UM-Dearborn. “We’re seeing sustainable growth that demonstrates that higher education is being valued as a way to create better futures for people in our community.”  

This fall’s entering students continue to reflect the campus’s high quality standards, Henderson added. ACT scores and high school GPAs for first time freshmen entering this term are the highest ever recorded. UM-Dearborn has been recognized as one of the top public universities in the Midwest in this year’s U.S. News ratings.



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