NDSCS Fall Enrollment Remains Steady

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Fall enrollment numbers are now official at the North Dakota State College of Science. The data reflects that enrollment at the College continues to be steady. Total student enrollment is 2,977, which includes Wahpeton, Fargo, Online and Early Entry students. This number is an increase of 20 students over fall 2018 enrollment. There are 869 students who are new to NDSCS, including first-year and transfer students, which is an increase of 8.4% over 2018.

The enrollment data shows 919 high school students taking Early Entry courses, a 10% increase over 2018. Early Entry classes allow high school students to earn college credit while still fulfilling their high school requirements. There are 470 students taking classes at multiple NDSCS locations, or through a combination of in-person and online instruction. This is an increase of 9.3% over 2018.

“The trends continue to show that college students want flexibility with how and when they receive their education,” said NDSCS President John Richman. “An increasing number of students are earning college credit while still in high school, and are looking for flexible options to take classes through a combination of online and in-person delivery.”

The number of NDSCS students from North Dakota has increased to 2,151, with 47 of the state’s 53 counties represented. The student body is comprised of 1,522 full time students, and 1,455 students who are enrolled part time. There are 860 students living on the NDSCS Wahpeton campus in residence halls or apartments.