The final spring semester headcount at Mayville State University is at 1,025 students. This tops records set during the last two spring semesters, and is the second-time-ever that spring semester enrollment has been over the 1,000-student mark. Final official enrollment numbers for Spring Semester 2015 are reported as of February 9, when all North Dakota University System institutions calculate final enrollment data.
Student numbers are increasing in many categories, including full-time students. The largest percentage of increases comes from new transfer students, 35% over last year; dual credit students, a 17% increase over spring 2014; and distance education degree-seekers, an 11% increase over 2014.
“Mayville State is expanding distance and online academic programs to all areas of North Dakota, as well as providing excellent opportunities for traditional students who study on campus,” said Mayville State University President Dr. Gary Hagen. “We are pleased that more and more students are benefitting from the personal service brand of education for which Mayville State is known. It is gratifying to know that the tireless efforts of our faculty and staff to provide exceptional opportunities for students are making a difference for folks from near and far who are in pursuit of their academic goals and dreams.”
Mayville State University is now offering the first undergraduate special education strategic degree available in North Dakota. The B.S.Ed. program is available in early childhood, elementary, or secondary special education. All core classes within the special education area of study are available online.
Mayville State’s new RN to BSN nursing program is designed for adult learners who need to maintain employment while pursuing four-year degrees. This is helping to meet a critical workforce need for North Dakota, as more than 80% of North Dakota’s 53 counties are facing a shortage of health professionals. Of the current practicing nurses in North Dakota, 53.8% have yet to achieve bachelor’s degrees.
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.