MSUM, Concordia College Report Upticks in Enrollment in Key Demographics

The two schools have more first-year students hailing from the fargo-Moorhead area

MOORHEAD, Minn. —┬áHundreds of students packed up carts and moved into the dorms at Minnesota State University Moorhead for the first time. The new Dragons share one common interest as they begin the new school year. “I came to MSUM because I was really excited about how it was a small campus but it had a lot of diversity and…

Fargo Public Schools Enrollment Is Up Slightly Over 2017

The district welcomed 11,445 students for the first day of class

FARGO, N.D. — There are a few more students attending Fargo Public Schools this year, but just a few. The district welcomed 11,445 students for the first day of class. That is 5 more students than at the start of the school year in 2017. But the district did gain nearly 200 students between May graduation and the start of…

Graduate Students Help Boost Spring Enrollment At MSUM

More Than 5,600 Students Enrolled

MOORHEAD, Minn. — An influx of graduate students has pushed MSUM’s spring enrollment higher. The 30-day Spring Semester enrollment figures show an overall increase of nearly 1 percent. The boost is driven by a 20 percent increase in graduate students. They account for 934 members of the spring class at MSUM. The spring semester headcount is at more than 5,600…

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Report Another Enrollment Decline

Full-Time Students Down 17% Since 2010

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Enrollment is down at most Minnesota state colleges and universities and that means fewer dollars for those schools. Records released by the MnSCU Board of Trustee’s show last school year as the sixth straight that MnSCU institutions saw a drop in enrollment. Full-time students at those schools is at 132,000. That’s a 17% decline…

MNsure Hits Goal for 2018 Registrations

Registrations in private plans are 12.5 percent higher than the same time last year

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s health insurance exchange says it has signed up more than 108,000 people in health plans. Wednesday’s deadline for coverage effective in the New Year helped MNsure hit a new high watermark for registrations. Registrations in private plans are 12.5 percent higher than the same time last year. Wednesday’s deadline also fueled massive traffic to the site…

Fargo Public School District Gives Itself a Report Card

The "State of the Schools" address details how the district is performing and dealing with consistent growth

FARGO, ND — It’s that time of year again for the Fargo Public School District to give itself a report card. The State of the Schools addressed how they’re dealing with consistent growth while continuing to face social challenges. Since the district’s operations facility opened in July, superintendent Dr. Jeff Schatz said his schools are more efficient than ever. But…

West Fargo Moving Forward with Yet Another School

Enrollment projections show the school district will need what would become their 20th school

WEST FARGO, ND — West Fargo is going to build yet another elementary school. It will be the district’s 15th elementary school and 20th overall. The so-called “city on the grow” continues to do just that. “We continue to experience relentless growth, particularly on the south side,” said superintendent Dr. David Flowers. With 19 schools either open or in the…

MSUM Seeing Boost in Enrollment

The official fall semester enrollment at the university stands at 6,019

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM is getting an enrollment boost from freshmen and graduate students. The official fall semester enrollment at the university stands at 6,019. That is up nearly two percent from last fall. The gains are credited to a 21 percent increase in graduate students and a 2.5 percent increase in new entering freshmen. Almost 24 percent of…

#1 Ranked VCSU Sets Enrollment Record

School officials said 1,522 students are enrolled

VALLEY CITY, ND — It’s a record-setting fall semester for Valley City State University. School officials said 1,522 students are enrolled, which breaks the enrollment record set last fall of 1,452 students. President Tisa Mason says the percentage of students who return for their second year has increased each of the last five years. VCSU was recently ranked the “No….