Enrollment Drop at Minot State University - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Enrollment Drop at Minot State University

Posted: Updated:

Minot State University reports a significant drop in students this fall - down 5.4 percent on opening day.

The school reported 3,338 students on the first day, down about 200 students from early 2013 figures.

The total number of graduate and international students showed an increase this fall and the collaborative dual degree program in social work showed growth.

University President Dr. Steven Shirley says that Minot faces unique pressures given the strength of the economy and residual housing impacts following the 2011 Mouse River flood.

But the new president says there are no excuses and he looks forward to developing strategies to improve recruitment.

(Dr. Steven Shirley, President Minot State University) "Those are simply some things that we have to be aware of and start to figure out some strategies and directions for us to have to work around that because we certainly want to see the university grow, I'm committed to seeing that university grow and we're going enrollment numbers turn around but that's our day one numbers."

The official enrollment count is submitted to the North Dakota University System after the fourth week of classes.

 

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Minot Police Investigating Death

    Minot Police Investigating Death

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:47:35 GMT
    Authorities are investigating what's been deemed a suspicious death in Minot.
    Authorities are investigating what's been deemed a suspicious death in Minot.
  • Eye on Energy: Williston Welcomes New Teachers

    Eye on Energy: Williston Welcomes New Teachers

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:44:11 GMT
    Williston schools increased enrollment by about 300 students for a K-12 total of 3,447 students.
    Williston schools increased enrollment by about 300 students for a K-12 total of 3,447 students.
  • Kenmare Dedication Day

    Kenmare Dedication Day

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:41:06 GMT
    It is the end of an era and the beginning of a new one in Kenmare today.
    It is the end of an era and the beginning of a new one in Kenmare today.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.