Spring Enrollment continues to increase at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton and Fargo
Posted on 2/5/2013
Enrollment up 20 percent in last five years
North Dakota State College of Science today announced a 1 percent spring enrollment increase from 2012, and a 20 percent increase over the past five years. NDSCS has 2,842 registered students for spring semester through Monday, February 4, the twentieth instructional day of the semester. Enrollment is up by 31 students, compared to spring 2012 when 2,811 students were enrolled.
In the past five years, NDSCS has seen spring enrollment increase by 20 percent, from 2,272 students in 2009 to 2,842 in 2013.
"The high demand for our graduates continues to increase, and when combined with the earning potential, more students are turning to NDSCS and a two-year degree to launch their careers," said John Richman, NDSCS president.
According to the just-released NDSCS 2012 Graduate Placement Report, 99 percent of 2012 NDSCS graduates are employed or continuing their education with 64 percent in a field related to their training or education. Sixty-eight percent have accepted employment in North Dakota, while 90 percent of those pursuing additional education have chosen to do so at a university located in North Dakota. The report also noted 6.1 job openings per graduate.
Out of the 29 programs reporting, 26 recorded 100 percent placement. The highest paid graduate on record receives approximately $74,000 annually; the annual average salary of a 2012 graduate is $45,492.
The spring 2013 student body includes 55 percent full-time students and 45 percent part-time students.
North Dakota students continue to dominate enrollment patterns and comprise 71 percent of the student body. For spring semester, there are 49 of North Dakota's 53 counties represented in the student body. Five foreign countries including Canada are also represented in the student body. There are 1,713 freshman students and 1,129 sophomore students.
There are 212 students who are exclusively taking classes at NDSCS-Fargo and 280 students who are taking classes at NDSCS-Fargo and the Wahpeton campus.