The University of North Dakota has posted its largest-ever Spring Semester enrollment. The 13,458 students for the fourth week final snapshot eclipsed last year's final spring total of 12,733. UND's third highest spring enrollment number was 12,376 in 2005.
Last fall, UND had its largest final enrollment of 14,194. Enrollment typically goes down in the spring semester due, among other things, to Winter Commencement.
Overall, UND's undergraduate enrollment is 10,421, up 5.1 percent (506) over last year's final spring number of 9,915. In terms of total numbers, the College of Arts & Sciences led the undergraduate growth with 2,835 students, up 7.4 percent (195) over last spring. Showing the largest undergraduate growth over last spring in terms of percentages: the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 12.8 percent (712 students, up 81); the School of Engineering & Mines, 12.7 percent (1,120, up 126); and the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, 12.1 percent (1,330, up 144).
The Graduate School has also shown impressive growth, up 8.3 percent (196) to 2,547, compared to 2,351 last spring. Since 2000-01, the Graduate School has grown by 1,005 students, an important trend, said UND President Robert Kelley, given UND's growing research enterprise. In FY10, UND recorded more than $143 million in sponsored programs and research.