Michigan Tech submitted its preliminary fall enrollment figures to the state this week. Enrollment totaled 7,100 this fall, up from last year and the second highest since 1983.
Female enrollment in the College of Engineering is 1,005, an all-time high at 22 percent.
American minority students totaled 474, nearly 7 percent of the student body and another all-time high.
Graduate School enrollment also hit an all-time high this fall, at 1,442 or 20 percent of the student body. The Graduate School received 1,800 more applications this year than last.
Michigan Tech’s 1,093 international students represent another all-time high. Retention—the percentage of first-year students who return for their second year—was 85 percent, the highest it has been since 1993.
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Published in Tech Today by Jennifer Donovan, director of news and media relations