Eastern Michigan University says it will enroll the largest class of freshmen in its 164-year history when classes begin next week.
The Ypsilanti school announced Thursday that it has already enrolled more freshmen than the previous record of 2,854 set in 1999.
The school says efforts to restrain tuition increases, a new $90 million science complex and improved on-campus housing are factors in the rise. Final enrollment figures will be reported in mid-September and the school says additional new students continue to enroll.
The 2013 freshman class marks the second consecutive year of record enrollment at Eastern Michigan. Last fall, it had the largest incoming class of new undergraduates in its history at 5,076 students. That number included freshman enrollment of 2,595.
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