North Dakota State University's official enrollment for spring 2013 is 13,576 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. That’s a slight increase from the spring 2012 official enrollment of 13,413 students.
For spring semester, NDSU has 45 new freshmen and 291 new transfer students.
“The spring semester enrollment reflects a slight increase in undergraduate enrollment primarily based on improving retention and undergraduate transfer as well as a 5 percent increase in our graduate student population,” said Prakash Mathew, vice president for student affairs.
The 5 percent increase brings graduate student enrollment to 2,281, an all-time record for spring or fall. The previous record was 2,213 graduate students.
“Graduate students are essential to NDSU’s mission as a research university,” said David Wittrock, dean of the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies. “I am pleased that our programs continue to attract highly qualified students from North Dakota and throughout the world.”
The official enrollment figures are compiled following the fourth week of classes.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.