NDSCS fall enrollment increases by 5 percent

NDSCS fall enrollment increases by 5 percent

Enrollment at North Dakota State College of Science has risen to 2,942 for the fall semester of 2022. This is an increase of 140 students or 5% when compared to last year’s headcount of 2,802.  The official headcount is taken on the 20th instructional day each semester.


NDSCS President, Dr. Rod Flanigan attributes the enrollment growth to the continued awareness of the high-quality technical education and transfer programs available at NDSCS. “Students and employers alike recognize that great careers are available for our highly skilled graduates. This is demonstrated by our enrollment increase and a 97% placement rating,” said Flanigan.


The 2022 NDSCS student body includes 1,514 full-time students and 1,428 part-time students.  Students residing in an on-campus residence hall or a campus apartment increased to 909, an increase of 4.6% when compared to last fall.  “This is very encouraging” Flanigan stated, “While we have multiple remote options available for those that desire them, residing on campus allows students to have a full collegiate experience while learning in our world-class facilities.”


A total of 1,428 students take the majority of their classes at NDSCS-Wahpeton, while 259 take most of their classes at NDSCS-Fargo, and 197 are fully online. Early entry enrollments, also known as dual credit, have grown to 1,058, the highest number of dual credit students in the history of NDSCS.


The enrollment data shows that NDSCS continues to do an exemplary job of serving North Dakota. The total number of students from North Dakota is 2,119, which comprises 72% of the student body. Minnesota students comprise 22.5% of the student body with the remainder drawn from 30 other states and 3 foreign countries.  NDSCS enrolls students from 48 of the state’s 53 counties.