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Student Characteristics (Fall 2015)

Total number of students: 43,651

Student Level and Enrollment Status

level and enrollment

Undergraduate Profile

Total 28,312
Women 14,014 49%
Men 14,298 51%
African American 1,216 4%
Asian American 3,595 13%
Native American 53 < 1%
Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander 10 < 1%
Hispanic American 1,300 5%
White 17,370 62%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 969 3%
Unknown 1,840 7%
International 1,959 7%
Geographic Distribution (Degree-Seeking)
Michigan 57%
Other US States & Territories 39%
Other Countries 4%
Age (Degree-Seeking)
Average Age 20
Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older 1.7%

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 2009 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 2008 either graduated or are still enrolled at a higher education institution four years later.

Retention of Fall 2014 First-Time, Full-Time Students


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