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Student Characteristics (Fall 2011)

Total number of students: 42,716

Student Level and Enrollment Status

Undergraduate Profile

Total 27,407
Women 13,425 49%
Men 13,982 51%
African American 1,212 4%
Asian American 3,239 12%
Native American 42 < 1%
Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander 11 < 1%
Hispanic American 1,123 4%
White 18,038 66%
Two or more races, non-hispanic 912 3%
Unknown 1,175 4%
International 1,655 6%
Geographic Distribution (Degree-Seeking)
Michigan 64%
Other US States & Territories 30%
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 2005 entering class shown in the graph above.

Detailed Success & Progress Rate Tables (60KB PDF)

A 98% four-year success and progress rate means that 98% of students starting in Fall 2005 either graduated or are still enrolled at a higher education institution four years later.

Retention of Fall 2010 First-Time, Full-Time Students

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