Minot State University’s first-day enrollment showed positive trends with an overall increase of 1.1 percent, the university announced Tuesday, Aug. 21. The total first-day enrollment at Minot State was 3,189 in 2018 compared to 3,154 in 2017.
Minot State also reported 407 freshmen enrolled – an increase of 6.8 percent over last year’s first-day figures. This marks the fourth consecutive year of growth in freshman numbers and the largest freshman class in five years. The university has grown its freshman class by nearly 20 percent since Fall 2014.
“These encouraging first-day numbers demonstrate growth and indicate more students are choosing Minot State this fall to continue their education. We are especially pleased with our freshman class enrollment as we continue rebuilding that class size back to a level near where it was at the start of this decade,” said Minot State President Steven Shirley. “We have more work ahead, but are certainly trending in the right direction.”
The official enrollment numbers may change as Minot State’s fall enrollment is not reported to the North Dakota University