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Enrollment numbers to be released on count day, freshmen up 25 percent


Despite an announcement Wednesday by President George Ross stating new enrollment numbers would be announced, Steve Smith, director of public relations, said the final numbers are not ready. He said they would be released as soon as the final calculations are totaled.

Freshmen enrollment at Central Michigan University grew by 25 percent for the fall 2014 semester, Ross said, compared to a year ago.

International enrollment has also increased to 1,062 students from 56 countries, Ross said. Most of the students come from Saudi Arabia, followed by China and India.

Ross mentioned enrollment at CMU, the day before the university’s official count day, at the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Outlook Luncheon.

Steven Johnson, vice president for Enrollment and Student Services, said in an Aug. 19 press release about enrollment that the growth is from the sense of community new students feel when visiting CMU.

Check with CM-Life for further updates on enrollment numbers.