NDSCS enrollment figures steady, but 'we don't want to see any decline,' president says
WAHPETON, N.D. -- North Dakota State College of Science is reporting steady enrollment numbers for this fall. The total enrollment is 2,957 students, including those on the Wahpeton and Fargo campuses as well as online and early entry students.
For the second straight year, NDSCS’ enrollment has declined less than 1 percent. In 2017, the fall enrollment was 2,985 students. In 2016, the fall enrollment was 3,003 students.
“We don’t want to see any decline,” said John Richman, NDSCS president. “We need more students in all of our program areas.”
Current enrollment trends, regionally and nationally, indicate declining enrollment. NDSCS is offsetting those trends with significant gains.
The number of high school students taking early entry classes through NDSCS has increased by over 16 percent, the college reported. In 2017, it was 714 students. In 2018, it’s 833 students.
NDSCS reports a total of 1,589 full-time students and 1,368 part-time students. Currently, 875 students live on the Wahpeton campus in residence halls or apartments.