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 Student Characteristics (Fall 2017)

Total number of students: 46,002

Student Level and Enrollment Status

level and enrollment

Undergraduate Profile

Total 29,821
Women 14,966 50%
Men 14,855 50%
African American 1,263 4%
Asian American 4,153 14%
Native American 43 < 1%
Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander 16 < 1%
Hispanic American 1,696 6%
White 17,940 60%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 1,206 4%
Unknown 1,347 5%
International 2,157 7%
Geographic Distribution (Degree-Seeking)
Michigan 55%
Other US States & Territories 38%
Other Countries 7%
Age (Degree-Seeking)
Average Age 19
Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older 1%

Student characteristics


 Undergraduate Success and Progress Rate

success and progress Source: U.S. Dept. of Education

Counts for the Fall 2010 and Fall 2011 entering classes shown in the graph above.

Detailed Success & Progress Rate Tables (PDF)

Retention of Fall 2016 First-Time, Full-Time Students


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