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Student Characteristics (Fall 2008)

Total number of students: 41,028

Student Level and Enrollment Status

Undergraduate Profile

Total 25,994
Women 12,938 50%
Men 13,056 50%
African American 1,640 6%
Asian American 3,097 12%
Native American 204 1%
Hispanic American 1,156 4%
White 16,508 64%
Unknown 2,021 8%
International 1,368 5%
Geographic Distribution (Degree-Seeking\ )
Michigan 65%
Other US States & Territories 29%
Other Countries 6%
Age (Degree-Seeking)
Average Age 20
Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older 2%

Student characteristics


Undergraduate Success and Progress Rate

Counts for the Fall 2002 entering class shown in the graph above.

Detailed Success & Progress Rate Tables (60KB PDF)

A 93% four-year success and progress rate means that 93% of students starting in Fall 2002 either graduated or are still enrolled at a higher education institution four years later.

Retention of Fall 2007 First-Time, Full-Time Students

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