ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University are reporting higher fall enrollments.
The growth at Michigan's top three research institutions comes despite or possibly in response to the state's serious economic problems.
The University of Michigan announced Tuesday that fall enrollment at its main campus in Ann Arbor rose 1.6 percent, from 41,028 in 2008 to 41,674 this year. The school says it raised undergraduate financial aid 11.7 percent in the face of the economic downturn.
Michigan State University's preliminary fall enrollment of about 47,100 is up 1 percent from last year's 46,648.
Wayne State University says its fall enrollment rose 2.5 percent, from 31,025 to 31,786.