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CMU sees drop in fall student enrollment

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MOUNT PLEASANT, MI (WNEM) -

The fall semester at Central Michigan University will soon be underway, but with fewer students on campus this year.

Thomas Speakman, director of admissions at the Mount Pleasant-based school, says the university is adjusting to a shrinking student population. One of the biggest reasons for the decline is a state-wide problem: there are fewer high school graduates in Michigan. That means pool of potential college students is smaller, with CMU getting a smaller piece of the pie than other universities in the state.

CMU's overall enrollment is expected to drop to under 21,000 for the first time since 2009. Officials, however, say they are confident in the school's ability to not only bounce back, but thrive.

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