FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 13, 2003
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
EMU Summer Enrollment Surges Ahead of 2002 by More Than 10 Percent
YPSILANTI Eastern Michigan University was the place to be as more than 7,600 students
took classes during the summer 2003 semester, shattering the 2002 summer enrollment
figure of nearly 6,900. This was a more than 10 percent increase for the semester, which runs
June through August.
We were extremely successful because we aggressively targeted guest students, said
Courtney McAnuff, vice president of enrollment services at EMU. Students who had been
admitted previously, but went to other schools were encouraged to register for EMU summer
Its essential to increase enrollment due to the drastic decrease in state appropriations, so
were pleased that our hard work paid off, he said.
An increase in summer enrollment was also due to the success of the continuing education
departments online courses, said McAnuff. For example, in the fall, a group of students in China
will be taking online courses, he said.
With a current fall enrollment at 21,075, EMU is three percent ahead of last year for the fall
semester. The projected enrollment for fall 2003 is 25,000, said McAnuff. International student
applications are also up by 20 percent.
Eastern Michigan University is a public comprehensive, metropolitan university that offers
programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills
and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.