NDSU officials report another record first full-day enrollment of 14,319 in undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, compared with the fall 2011 first full-day count of 14,240. This is the seventh consecutive year that first full-day enrollment has increased. The official enrollment count, however, is not taken until four weeks into the semester.
NDSU has 3,231 new undergraduates with 2,474 freshman and 757 transfer students, increases of 1.2 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively, from 2011. There are 1,039 international students and 1,871 graduate students.
“This represents a purposefully moderated rate of growth,” said President Dean L. Bresciani. “The size and makeup of the class is just what we hoped for. Our entering class is exceptionally talented and enthusiastic, which fits perfectly with what’s happening at NDSU.”
NDSU first full-day enrollment reports also show approximately 95 percent of students are in face-to-face, traditional classroom-based courses, which maintains its position as the state’s largest university in terms of both full-time undergraduate students and face-to-face enrollment. “NDSU continues to be the choice of students who want a traditional full-time college experience in a demanding research university environment,” Bresciani said.
Official census numbers will be available on Sept. 18, 2012.