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 Student Characteristics (Fall 2016)

Total number of students: 44,718

Student Level and Enrollment Status

level and enrollment

Undergraduate Profile

Total 28,983
Women 14,432 50%
Men 14,551 50%
African American 1,255 4%
Asian American 3,931 14%
Native American 45 < 1%
Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander 10 < 1%
Hispanic American 1,495 5%
White 17,630 61%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 1,098 4%
Unknown 1,495 5%
International 2,061 7%
Geographic Distribution (Degree-Seeking)
Michigan 56%
Other US States & Territories 37%
Other Countries 7%
Age (Degree-Seeking)
Average Age 20
Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older 2%

Student characteristics


 Undergraduate Success and Progress Rate

success and progress Source: National Student Clearinghouse (NSC)
(Note: Graduation rates of U-M students based on a query of the NSC dataset tend to be lower that actual U-M graduation rates.)

Counts for the Fall 2010 entering class shown in the graph above.

Detailed Success & Progress Rate Tables (PDF)

A 98% four-year success and progress rate means that 98% of students starting in Fall 2010 either graduated or are still enrolled at a higher education institution four years later.

Retention of Fall 2015 First-Time, Full-Time Students


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