Houghton, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Officials at Michigan Tech in Houghton are reporting record fall enrollment numbers.
The student count for Fall 2015 is 7,238, which is the highest the school has seen in over 30 years.
Female enrollment is at a record high, with women making up nearly 27 percent of the student body.
Student retention numbers have also set a record with 87 percent of first year students returning for their second year.
Tech’s Graduate School also reported record growth for the seventh year in a row with graduate enrollment at 1,521, the largest number of graduate students in the University’s history.
University officials say women and minorities make up more of the Michigan Tech student body than ever, with student diversity numbers, including international students at 23 percent.