ENROLLMENT

Higher education enrollment declines not as sharp in ND

BISMARCK, N.D. – Enrollment declines at North Dakota colleges and universities haven’t been as steep as elsewhere since the COVID-19 pandemic began. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, enrollment across the country at colleges and universities is down 6.5% compared to two years ago, which is the largest two-year enrollment drop in the last 50 years. Overall North…

West Fargo revises enrollment numbers

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – West Fargo Public Schools is reporting a record increase in the number of students for the 2021-2022 school year. The official enrollment is 12,254 students.  That’s an addition of 639 students from last year and an increase of 2,258 students from 2016. West Fargo Public Schools is the 2nd largest school district in North Dakota.  Bismarck…

Enrollment Continues To Rise For Moorhead Area Public Schools

MOORHEAD, Minn. — School is back in session in Moorhead and the district begins the year with record enrollment numbers. There are 7,336 kids in grades K through 12. That includes 267 students enrolled in the Moorhead online academy. Enrollment is up 183 students from the first day of school last year. Construction of a new Moorhead High School began…

Early enrollment is down at NDSU, MSUM

FARGO (KVRR) – First day enrollment at North Dakota State University is down from last year. Around 12,400 students were enrolled as classes began Monday. That is down around three hundred from 2020.  The first year class and the number of students transferring to NDSU are both up 8%. Minnesota State University Moorhead is also seeing a drop in students.  The total count for…

Concordia Will Reduce Tuition By More Than 35%, Introduces New School Model

The college had an overall enrollment of 5,532, down 3.5 percent from Fall 2019.

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  Concordia College announces lower tuition starting fall 2021 and a new change to its academic structure. Tuition at Concordia College will be reduced more than 35% starting in fall 2021. “The price for annual tuition will be $27,500 dollars. $15,000 dollars less than it is now,” said the President of Concordia College William Craft. Additional tuition expenses…

West Fargo Becomes 2nd Largest School District in N.D., Moorhead Numbers Also Up

West Fargo schools went back last week but they just now released initial enrollment numbers. The district has 11,728 students in preschool through 12th grades, up more than 200 students. That makes it the second largest school district in North Dakota behind Bismarck, Fargo is now third. Moorhead Area Public Schools is reporting a record enrollment on the first day…

Fargo School Board Votes To Censure Member Over Enrollment Allegations

The school board voted 7-2 to censure Jennifer Benson

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo School Board has voted to censure one of its own members for allegedly making false accusations against Superintendent Rupak Gandhi and a top assistant. Jennifer Benson says they intentionally withheld information about declining enrollment numbers. “What motivation would we ever have to withhold enrollment information? And then secondly, if we wanted to deliberately keep that information…

NDSU Helping People Return To School With Degree Completion Program

Potential students are offered the option to choose between online and in-person schooling depending on their needs.

FARGO,N.D. — In an uncertain economy NDSU is offering new ways for people to get back to school. The school is offering a degree completion program for adults with college credits who are looking to finish their degree. Potential students are offered the option to choose between online and in-person schooling depending on their needs. Staff say having the extra…