Bucking the statewide trend at public universities, MSU’s enrollment has increased over the past decade (+1.5% or about 1000 students). There are multiple reasons why. One reason is that the applicant pool over the past ten years has increased by about 60%. Another reason is the acceptance rate which, at 76%, is one of the highest acceptance rates in the Big Ten, and is nearly 10% higher than Central Michigan’s acceptance rate–the Michigan public university that has experienced the largest undergraduate enrollment decline over the past ten years. Read more about the numbers in the Lansing State Journal.