The University of Michigan has experienced an increase in enrollment for the fall 2012 semester, breaking the record the school set last year.
Despite the sudden increase in students, U-M has also seen a decrease in overall investments and the number of freshmen.
According to a report prepared by the U-M Office of the Registrar, enrollment at the Ann Arbor campus is now at 43,426 students.
Of those students, roughly two-thirds are undergraduates, which is a 2.1 percent increase from last year. However, the number of freshmen has dropped by 1.3 percent, to a total of 6,171.
The other third of the student body composes of 15,447 graduate students as of this fall.
The number of applications sent to the university was also a record-setter this year, as applications rose by 7.5 percent. Despite the increase, the university dropped their admission offers by 3.3 percent from 2011.
U-M is known for how stringent it is about accepting applications with a certain GPA, as well as a higher SAT score than other universities in the state.
One possibility for the record-setting enrollment numbers, despite the decline in freshmen numbers, is that an overload of transfer students may have skewed the numbers.
The Office of Public Affairs at U-M could not be reached for comment.