Mayville State is experiencing across the board enrollment increases for the Spring Semester of 2013. With a spring semester highest-ever headcount of 981 students, the university is reporting a 5.6% increase over last year. Growth is seen in the number of full-time students enrolled, which has increased by 2% over 2012; the full time equivalent, a jump of 4% over 2012; and the total number of credits in which students have enrolled, an 8% increase over 2012. Final official enrollment numbers for the spring semester are recorded and reported as of February 5.
“We are pleased that more and more students are taking advantage of the great opportunities available at Mayville State University,” said MSU President Dr. Gary Hagen. “Students are getting a high quality education at a very affordable cost, and they’re getting great jobs when they graduate.”
Of the 2010, 2011, or 2012 Mayville State alumni who responded to university surveys, more than 80% of teacher education graduates are employed within North Dakota. Nearly 78% of those graduating with business or computer information systems degrees are similarly employed in the state. Based on a five-year average, 87% of non-teaching graduates find jobs in North Dakota. Mayville State’s satisfactory placement rate is consistently between 96% and 98%.
“Our consistent growth in the area of distance education attests to our efforts to reach out to the North Dakota adult and place-bound population,” said President Hagen.
Mayville State is expanding distance and online academic programs to all areas of North Dakota. Since 2008, there has been a 50% increase in students enrolled in distance courses and a 78.8% increase in students enrolled in distance degree programs. Greater collaboration and coordination with two-year campuses is providing greater opportunities for academic programming in North Dakota. In an effort to expand opportunities for students, Mayville State collaborates with all North Dakota University System institutions.
Mayville State University, the nation’s first Tablet PC campus, is a personable rural campus. Featuring technology-enriched education in which full-time, on-campus students are issued Tablet PC notebook computers, MSU is nationally identified for teacher education, the largest academic program on campus. Business administration and computer information systems are also popular majors on a campus known for the personal attention provided to its students.
Mayville State University offers exciting options 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, and mathematics education.