Minot State spring enrollment numbers up
Official spring 2010 enrollment numbers at Minot State University show a 4.7 percent increase compared to official numbers last year. The number reported to the North Dakota University System is 3,477 students, an increase of 155. This marks Minot State’s largest spring enrollment since 2006.
"We’re very pleased with the sustained growth we have seen over the past couple of years. Our efforts in strategic enrollment management are paying off in attracting more students to Minot State," said David Fuller, president of Minot State University. "We’re very happy to be able to recruit quality students interested in a Minot State degree from across Ward County, the region and the world."
Spring 2010 enrollment numbers show gains in a variety of categories. This includes 32 more graduate students, for a total of 332. The number of new transfer students is up almost 20 percent from the same time last year, as the university added 137 new transfers.
Almost 80 percent of all spring 2010 students attending Minot State come from North Dakota, at 2,713. Enrollment numbers show a 6.3 percent increase in individuals from Ward County. At 1,896 students, Minot State’s home county accounts for more than half of our spring enrollment.
As well, Minot State continues to remain an attractive university for Canadian and other international students, with numbers showing a growth of five percent in these two key strategic categories.
MSU continues to realize increases in distance and non-traditional education. More than 1,400 students are taking at least one course online or through interactive-video networking. This is an 8.4 percent increase from the same time last year and an increase from the fall 2009 semester. Enrollment at the Minot Air Force Base is up 5.8 percent from the same time last year.
Minot State has experienced growth in students from larger counties across the state as well as those from counties in northwestern North Dakota. The counties of Bottineau, Burke, Cass, Divide, Grand Forks, McLean, Mercer, Renville, Wells and Williams all saw more students interested in earning their degrees from MSU.
Enrollment numbers at Minot State become official after the fourth full week of classes, when they are reported to the NDUS.