by Ward Mullens, Published January 26, 2010
YPSILANTI —Eastern Michigan University’s total enrollment increased 4.98 percent from winter 2009 to winter 2010.
Undergraduate enrollment was up 4.69 percent from winter 2009 to winter 2010, while graduate enrollment increased 6.05 percent for the same time period.
“The fact that EMU had the lowest tuition increase in the state has influenced students to enroll here. But more importantly, we have excellent faculty and academic programs that make EMU a great choice.” said Bernice Lindke, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management.
“Eastern's faculty teach, inspire and mentor our students from their introduction to EMU through graduation. Our faculty not only work tirelessly to make sure that Eastern offers great academic programs, many of them are key influencers during the recruitment process. Students are savvy. They are keenly aware that they need to develop expertise and skills to remain competitive in the marketplace. Our increased enrollment reflects this,” Lindke said.
EMU also has done a better job of retaining current students, which helps amplify the increases to enrollment, Lindke said.