Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Technological University in Houghton submitted its preliminary fall enrollment figures to the state this week.
University officials say enrollment totaled 7,100 this fall, up from last year and is the second highest number since 1983.
The university also showed record numbers in several individual categories as well. 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.
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.