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Board of Trustees Celebrates Fall Enrollment Numbers at Michigan Tech

Last Modified 4:13 PM on Mon Jun 15, 2015

By Jennifer Donovan

September 19, 2013—

Michigan Technological University’s Board of Trustees heard some good news about this fall’s enrollment at its regular meeting today

John Lehman, associate vice president for enrollment, marketing and communications, presented the fall enrollment figures to the Board.  He said that female enrollment figures are up, brushing 26 percent. In the College of Engineering, there are 906 women students, an all-time high. 

Graduate student numbers also rose for the fifth straight year, making the Graduate School’s enrollment of 1,359 the largest in the University’s history, Lehman noted. 

Freshman ACT scores and high school GPAs are also at an all-time high, and domestic ethnic minority enrollment is just shy of 7 percent, the highest ever, he said. 

Les Cook, vice president for student affairs and advancement, pointed out that this year’s incoming class is the second largest since 2008. “Michigan Tech is continuing to do well despite decreases in numbers of graduating high school seniors and an enrollment downturn across the nation,” he said.

The Board also voted to grant in-state tuition to military veterans who have been honorably discharged from service, regardless of where they live, making official a policy that has been Tech’s practice.

“Michigan Tech has already been recognized as a military friendly school, and this is a logical next step to honor those who have served their country,” said Board Chair Steve Hicks.

In other business, the Board:

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