Dickinson State University continues to climb as one of the best colleges in North Dakota.
The online site College Consensus ranked DSU as the third best college in the state behind University of Jamestown and Valley City State University.
The college was recognized for its diversity, offering certificate, bachelors, and masters programs.
Even though the school saw a slight decrease in enrollment, Dickinson State University president Dr. Thomas Mitzel, said the school has seen more than a 5 percent increase in enrollment over the past three years,
Dr. Carmen Wilson, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs said the university has also seen an improvement in retention rate with first and second year students.
“. . . Last year we saw the number rise from 54 percent to 64 percent. This year we increased to 71 percent,” said Wilson.
Mitzel said he is very happy with the strides the school has made over the last three years,
“Much of what we have done is reestablish communication on campus, in the community with all constituents. . . .to try to find out what it is they want. We don’t want to be a university in the city, but of the city for the city”.
About 1,400 students are enrolled at DSU this Fall.