Minot State spring enrollment numbers up
Official spring 2011 enrollment numbers at Minot State University show a 4.6 percent increase compared to official numbers last year. The number reported to the North Dakota University System is 3,636 students, an increase of 159. This marks Minot State’s largest spring enrollment since 2006.
"It’s exciting to see more North Dakotans and residents of Ward County attending classes at Minot State," said David Fuller, president of Minot State University. "We’re also pleased to see that our seamless transfer process and recruiting efforts are paying off in bringing more undergraduate and transfer students to our region and state."
Spring 2011 enrollment numbers show gains in a variety of categories. This includes 123 more full-time undergraduate students, for a total of 2,209. The number of new transfer students is up almost 30 percent from the same time last year, as the university added 177 new transfers this spring semester.
Almost 80 percent of spring 2011 students attending Minot State are from North Dakota. Enrollment numbers show a 5.3 percent increase in students, 100 more, from Ward County. At almost 2,000 students, Minot State’s home county accounts for 55 percent of our spring enrollment. As well, more students from the counties of Burleigh, Grand Forks and Wells are now attending MSU compared to the same time last year.
Minot State remains an attractive university for those students in neighboring states as growth continued in Minnesota, Montana and Wyoming. The states of Washington, California , Oregon and Texas also saw significant increases, as students from different parts of the country are finding North Dakota a great place to live and to gain an education.
Areas that demand our continued attention include growing the number of graduate students and the number of Native American students at Minot State University.
The number of students enrolled in MSU classes off the main campus grew by more than 15 percent. Minot State has 526 students enrolled in courses at places like the Minot Air Force Base or Bismarck, on the campus of Bismarck State College.
Enrollment numbers at Minot State become official after the fourth full week of classes, when they are reported to the North Dakota University System.