Early fall 2010 enrollment shows growth at Minot State
Along with much of northwestern North Dakota, growth is underway at Minot State University. According to first-day numbers, Minot Stateís enrollment is showing a 6 percent increase, compared to the same time last year. The total headcount of students taking courses is 3,744, a 211 student increase from the 3,533 students who were taking classes on the first day of fall 2009.
"Minot State proudly provides an ideal location for students to learn and grow. The early enrollment numbers for this fall show us at a five-year high for students," said David Fuller, president of Minot State University. "We are very pleased to see more students coming to campus from Ward County, North Dakota and other states."
The counties of Bottineau, Burleigh, Cass, Grand Forks, Morton, Renville, Ward and Williams all showed increases in the number of students who chose to attend Minot State.
A number of these students are finding it difficult to locate a residence within Minot or a surrounding community. Residence hall occupancy has jumped almost 20 percent compared to the same time last year, with almost 650 students living in a residence hall or apartment on campus.
Enrollment numbers show an 8 percent increase in the number of full-time undergraduate students. This means more students are concentrating their time and energy on earning an undergraduate degree from Minot State University.
The number of Canadian students and non-Canadian international students has increased, according to first-day numbers.
Graduate students from across the state and region are also showing an increased interest in gaining an education at Minot State. Graduate School enrollment figures rose more than 6 percent.
The 2009 initiative of Grow North Dakota continues to make attaining an education at Minot State more affordable for out-of-state students. Minot State is experiencing an increase in students from states such as Minnesota, Montana, Oregon and Wisconsin.
Along with increased efforts to showcase Minot State across the state and region, the university also added two new athletic teams, womenís soccer and menís wrestling, this fall to its options in which students can participate.
These numbers may change, as first-day enrollment numbers are not official. Enrollment figures become official after the fourth full week of classes, when they are reported to the North Dakota University System.