Education
7:02 am
Thu August 29, 2013

EMU Announces Largest Freshman Enrollment In School History

WEMU's David Fair talks with Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin about a historic Freshman class. 

Credit Randy Mascharka / Eastern Michigan University
WEMU's David Fair sits down to talk with EMU President Susan Martin on the record enrollment announcement 8/29

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From an EMU Press release:

Eastern Michigan University will enroll the largest class of freshmen in its 164-year history when classes begin Wednesday, September 4. While final enrollment figures will not be reported until mid-September and additional new students continue to enroll, the University has already enrolled more freshmen students than the previous all-time record for freshmen of 2,854, set in 1999. This year’s class also tops last year’s freshman enrollment of 2,595, which was Eastern’s largest class in a decade.

The 2013 freshman class marks the second consecutive year of record enrollment at Eastern. Last fall, Eastern had the largest incoming class of new undergraduates in its history, with 5,076 students. That total, which includes first-time freshmen, transfer students, students pursuing a second degree, and other types of new undergraduate students, represented an increase of 6 percent from the previous Eastern record of 4,751 in 2001.