MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University officials are keeping a close eye on enrollment numbers for the fall.

In an online forum Wednesday President Fritz Erickson said orientations are up 24 percent at NMU—one of the few universities in the state to show an increase. But a significant number of students stopped attending Northern in January and officials are trying to figure out if that group will sign back up.

Erickson added news from the region’s high schools isn’t much better.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (AP)--   Tuition receipts at Lake Superior State University are about $2.5 million down from what school officials were expecting.  

The Evening News of Sault Ste. Marie reports Sunday that Vice-President for Finance Sherry Brooks also told trustees at the school Friday that its deficit is close to $3 million.

Brooks says the school has "a hole to fill and some work to do on" the 2015-16 fiscal year budget.

Lake Superior State's 120 degree programs will be reviewed. School President Tom Pleger says many of the programs have low enrollment.

LSSU aims to boost enrollment

Aug 10, 2015

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (AP)--   Lake Superior State University officials say overall enrollment is expected to be down for the coming school year but they believe a rebound will follow.  

The Evening News reports the Sault Ste. Marie school is preparing for about 2,130 students — roughly 100 fewer than one year ago. The university has seen a drop in applications for new students as well as the number of returning students.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   About 75,000 Michigan residents chose a health insurance plan from a government website during the first three months of enrollment under the federal health care law.  

Numbers released Monday by the Obama administration show that roughly 10 times more people in Michigan enrolled in private plans on the website in December than in the prior two months.

It's unclear how many of the 75,000 residents have followed through and paid their first monthly premium for coverage effective January 1st. Enrollment continues until the end of March.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   About 1,300 Michigan residents selected a health insurance plan in the first month of enrollment under the federal health law. 

The number released Wednesday by the Obama administration confirms the problems people are having in enrolling in private plans offered on a federal website. Michigan is among 36 states to let the federal government run the insurance exchange instead of having its own.

The fewer than 27,000 people who signed up nationally in October are one-fifth of the number expected.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University officials are focusing on increasing enrollment from outside the Upper Peninsula over the next few years. 

That’s according to President David Haynes, who hosted a campus forum Thursday.

Haynes says efforts aim to recruit more students from Lower Michigan and other states, and the International Program is concentrating on Canada, China, India, Vietnam, Korea, and the United Arab Emirates.