(09/19/13) - The University of Michigan-Flint says student enrollment has reached a historic high for the seventh consecutive year.
Enrollment for fall 2013 is close to 8,600 students. That's up 3.2 percent from fall 2012. Since 2005, enrollment has risen 33 percent, according to the university officials.
"An equal partner in our success is truly the city of Flint and all of the surrounding institutions that do so much to make this a welcoming community for so many university students," said spokesperson Jen Hogan. "We're very appreciative of this huge group effort in this town."
According to university officials, the number of new freshmen on campus is up 15.7 percent over fall 2012.
Other categories that grew include:
- 2.3 percent increase in undergraduate
- 8.2 percent increase in graduate students
- 54 percent increase in dual enrollment
- 56 percent increase in international students
"I was looking at different Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs throughout the state and I really liked the faculty here at UM-Flint," said grad student Andrea Koueiter. "I really like the dynamic amongst the students. I felt like there was a strong community feel here."
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