NDSU reports second-highest enrollment ever for first-year students
On the first full day of fall classes, North Dakota State University is reporting the second-highest enrollment in university history for first-year degree-seeking students. This is the eighth consecutive year first-day enrollment has increased.
Enrollment for first-year students is up more than 4 percent, or more than 100 students, from the first day of fall 2012 classes, for a total first-year class of about 2,578.
Graduate student enrollment is up more than 13 percent over last year, or about 245 students, for a total of approximately 2,063 graduate students.
“These gains are the result of our very purposeful enrollment strategy as the university of choice for full-time students seeking a rigorous research university environment leading to on-time graduation," said NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani.
Students continue to register for classes. The official total enrollment count is taken four weeks into the semester and will be available on Sept. 24.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.