University Of Michigan-Flint Achieves Eighth Consecutive Year Of Enrollment Growth

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Flint River's Hamilton Dam, on the UM-Flint Campus
Flint River's Hamilton Dam, on the UM-Flint Campus

The University of Michigan-Flint has achieved historically high enrollment for the eighth consecutive year. Enrollment for fall 2014 at the University of Michigan-Flint now approaches 8,600 with 8,574 students, up from 8555 students attending in 2013. Significant enrollment growth occurred in the areas of graduate, international, and dual enrollment.

The number of graduate students rose to 1496 students, an increase of 5.95% over fall 2013. New programs including UM-Flint's first Ph.D. offering in Physical Therapy contributed to the growth. The Masters of Computer Science experienced an increase of 150%, with many international students coming to UM-Flint to pursue this degree.

The international student numbers continue to climb at UM-Flint, reaching an historic high of 663 students, an increase of 22% over Fall 2013. New countries represented in the UM-Flint international student body this year are Tunisia, Netherlands, Malaysia, Mongolia, Poland, Colombia, and Ukraine.

UM-Flint continues to partner with southeastern Michigan school districts to bring the college learning experience to students while they are still in high school.  The number of dual-enrolled students increased from 215 last year to 322 for fall 2014, an increase of nearly 50%. The Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership (DEEP) Program operates at Powers Catholic High School, Utica High School, Lapeer Community Schools and Lapeer Intermediate School District, and Livingston County High Schools. In addition to the DEEP program, UM-Flint is also home to the Genesee Early College which is a high school partnership with the Genesee Intermediate School District.

"I am excited to welcome all our new and returning students back to campus this fall," stated Chancellor Susan Borrego. "As we grow we will continue to focus on ways to support student success."

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