For the seventh consecutive year, University of Michigan-Flint has broken its enrollment record.
The 8,555 students enrolled this fall top last year's 8,289 by 3.2 percent. The university, which is one of three University of Michigan campuses, has increased 33 percent since 2005.
"A good chunk of the growth came in new freshmen. This is a really incredible number. We had a 15.7 percent increase in the number of freshman over last year," said Jennifer Hogan, executive director of University Relations at UM-Flint. "The reason that is, is our admission department has done an incredible job of reaching out to not just students here in Genesee County but across the state of Michigan and regionally."