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Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, Published February 10 2010

NDSU, other campuses set enrollment records

Eastern North Dakota campuses reported spring enrollment increases Tuesday, with graduate school enrollment at an all-time high.

North Dakota State University has a record spring enrollment of 13,411 students, a 6.8 percent increase over last spring’s total of 12,562.

Graduate student enrollment hit a new high at NDSU with 2,146 students. The previous high was 2,103 graduate students, set last fall.

At the University of North Dakota, spring enrollment is also at an all-time high with 12,733 students.

That represents a 5.4 percent increase over last spring.

UND’s previous spring record was 12,376 students, set in 2005.

Graduate school enrollment at UND is 2,351 students, the largest it’s ever been.

For both NDSU and UND, enrollment is typically lower in the spring semester, but graduate school enrollment increased at both campuses this spring.

The North Dakota University System uses the figures reported Tuesday as the official spring enrollment.

The North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton reported 2,401 students, a 4.7 percent increase over last year and a nine-year high.

Valley City State University reported a 7.8 percent increase over last year with 1,034 students. That’s the largest spring enrollment at VCSU since 1991.

Mayville State University has 825 students, a 9.4 percent increase over last spring’s enrollment. It also represents an 18 percent increase in full-time students overall.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Amy Dalrymple at (701) 241-5590