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Michigan Tech enrollment grows over past decade

Michigan Tech is one of only three universities in the state to add students over the past decade, according to new research done by the Michigan Association of State Universities. University leadership notes the educational product, size, and accessibility of the university has attracted students. “Students have access to research,” says Assistant VP for Enrollment Management Kyle Rubin. “There are some of the highest starting salaries in the state. There is a phenomenal opportunity upon graduation (97% placement rate).”

In 2012, 6,947 total students attended MTU. Now, it is just over 7,000. In Michigan, only the University of Michigan and Michigan State University also reported enrollment increases over this time period. This year, Michigan Tech also had 1,630 first-time freshmen and transfer students, the school’s largest incoming class since 1982. U.P. universities and InvestUP board members LSSU and NMU, as well as Finlandia also saw increases in their first-year student enrollment this year. Read more here.

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