MSU spring enrollment holds even in 2009
Minot State University realized increases in key enrollment categories, as the spring 2009 enrollment came in even today, compared to the same time last year. Spring 2009 enrollment is set at 3,322, a zero percent change from enrollment in spring 2008.
"Our commitment to Minot State’s strategic enrollment priorities remains strong," said MSU President David Fuller. "We saw healthy increases in the number of Ward County students, international and Canadian students, as well as an increase in those taking classes either at Minot Air Force Base or in Bismarck."
The population of Ward County students has seen steady increases over the past two years. With almost 1,800 students from the immediate region surrounding the Magic City, that marks a 12 percent increase from spring 2007.
The total number of international (non-Canadian) students jumped almost 80 percent from spring 2008. Minot State currently enrolls 61 international students compared to 34 last year. The number of Canadian students also increased to 272, up 15 percent.
Diversity on the Minot State campus continues to grow, as 132 Native American students are attending spring 2009 classes, a five percent increase.
Minot State teaches a variety of courses away from our main campus, in traditional classrooms, and has seen a steady increase in these numbers as well. At the Minot Air Force Base, 248 students take one or more of their courses and 102 enroll in one or more courses in Bismarck.
The total number of graduate students enrolled at Minot State University increased 2 percent, compared to the same time last year, and now sits at 300, in 10 available graduate programs.
Due to workforce needs and a desire by some students to start jobs before graduating, a recent enrollment trend at Minot State has shown fewer individuals interested in being full-time students, but increases, as much as 15 percent, in students taking classes part time.