Minot State fall enrollment remains steady

MINOT, N.D. – Minot State University reported Tuesday its Fall 2018 freshman class was the largest in seven years, with 397 new students. This year’s freshman class is the fourth consecutive increase representing an overall freshmen growth rate of 16 percent since Fall 2014.

The freshman class also included the largest number of students from Ward County since Fall 2011 and largest class from North Dakota since Fall 2013.

Minot State’s total headcount of 3,189 students was reported for the official fall enrollment. The full-time equivalency of students at MSU was up 0.6 percent compared to 2017 while the overall headcount was down 0.8 percent compared to last year. The overall graduate student enrollment also increased by 5.4 percent over last fall with a total graduate headcount of 274.

“There are several positive trends in this fall’s enrollment figures, including the continued growth in our freshman class. Minot State offers a tremendous educational opportunity combining outstanding academic quality, a wide variety of degree options, and a great value, and we are pleased more and more new students are trusting MSU to further their education,” said Minot State University President Steven Shirley. “While our overall enrollment remains mostly stable compared to last year, there are certainly some positive signs as we build for the future.”

Enrollment numbers at MSU become official after the fourth full week of classes when they are reported to the North Dakota University System.

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Published: 09/19/18   

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