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 Student Characteristics (Fall 2018)

Total number of students: 46,716

Student Level and Enrollment Status

level and enrollment

Undergraduate Profile

Total 30,318
Women 15,252 50%
Men 15,066 50%
African American 1,284 4%
Asian American 4,435 14%
Native American 36 < 1%
Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander 16 < 1%
Hispanic American 1,911 6%
White 17,656 60%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 1,337 4%
Unknown 1,399 5%
International 2,244 7%
Geographic Distribution (Degree-Seeking)
Michigan 55%
Other US States & Territories 38%
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: U.S. Dept. of Education

Counts for the Fall 2011 and Fall 2012 entering classes shown in the graph above.

Detailed Success & Progress Rate Tables (PDF)

Percentage of Fall 2017 First-Time, Full-Time Students who
re-enrolled for Fall 2018 (Freshman Retention)


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