The final spring semester headcount at Mayville State University is at 1,044 students. This tops records set during the last four spring semesters, and represents an 11% increase since the record-setting trend began in 2012. This is the third-time-ever that spring semester enrollment has been over the 1,000-student mark at Mayville State. Final official enrollment numbers for Spring Semester 2016 are reported as of February 8, when all North Dakota University System institutions calculated final enrollment data.

Student numbers increased in many categories, including headcount and full-time and part-time students. The largest increase in students this semester is seen in the area of distance education. The number of degree-seeking distance students is the highest-ever in a spring semester, with 235 enrolled.

“Mayville State University continues to offer attractive educational opportunities for an ever-changing student population. I commend our faculty and staff for working tirelessly to provide flexible and affordable learning opportunities for not only the traditional student who study on campus, but also for those students who choose to study at a distance,” said Mayville State University President Dr. Gary Hagen.

Mayville State University offers exciting options with an emphasis on personal service to meet the diverse needs of today’s students. In addition to providing high quality educational opportunities for traditional on-campus students, the university offers accessible courses and degrees via a variety of delivery methods so that working adults may pursue educational goals while remaining close to their homes, families, and jobs.

Distance students may enroll as non-degree-seekers or pursue degree programs in business administration; early childhood; mathematics; university studies; and elementary, early childhood, special education, and mathematics education. A completely online RN to BSN nursing program opened in the fall of 2014. The program is designed with the flexibility to accommodate working RNs who want to become nurses at the baccalaureate level. Mayville State also recently received North Dakota State Board of Higher Education approval to offer a Master of Arts in Teaching degree as early as in the fall of 2016. Courses leading to this degree will be offered online.

Mayville State provides a number of learning opportunities in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Offerings include professional development for area elementary and high school educators, as well as activities for pre-school through high school-age youth.

Because of the university’s excellence in academics, The Princeton Review listed Mayville State University among the “Best in the Midwest” recommended schools in its “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature. Mayville State was recently named #10 on College Choice ranking of most affordable online colleges for bachelor’s degrees nationwide. MSU’s online B.S. in Mathematics degree program was recently ranked among five of the best in the article titled “The Best Online Mathematics Degree Programs” by, and has named Mayville State’s online early childhood education bachelor’s degree program one of the best.