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Forum staff reports, Published February 09 2013

NDSU, NDSCS, Mayville post spring enrollment growth

FARGO – Spring semester enrollment at North Dakota State University is up slightly from last year, and student headcounts at other nearby public campuses in North Dakota are continuing to climb.

NDSU announced Friday that it had 13,576 enrolled students this semester, up slightly from 13,413 last spring. The university’s graduate student enrollment climbed 5 percent to 2,281, an all-time record.

Mayville State University stated its final spring semester enrollment was its highest ever at 981 students, up 5.6 percent over the past year. The university said its full-time student number grew by 2 percent over 2012, while they’ve seen an 8 percent increase in the total number of credits that students have signed up to take.

North Dakota State College of Science also has more students this spring, posting a 1 percent spring enrollment increase over 2012 to 2,842 registered students, officials announced. That’s up 20 percent from five years ago.

There are now 212 students exclusively taking classes at the NDSCS Fargo campus, and 280 students who take courses at both the Fargo campus and the college’s main campus in Wahpeton.

Official enrollment figures at North Dakota’s public campuses are tallied after the fourth week of classes each semester.

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