February 11, 2020
A new spring semester enrollment record has been set at Mayville State University. Final official enrollment numbers for the Spring 2020 semester show a 2.6% increase in total enrollment over the 2019 spring semester. Headcount enrollment for spring 2020 is at 1,151. This is in line with Mayville State’s University’s upward enrollment trends and records set over the last several years, not only in the spring semesters, but also in the fall and summer.
“‘The School of Personal Service’ is filling a unique niche for a growing number of students, and we are honored to serve the state of North Dakota in such an important way,” said Mayville State University President Dr. Brian Van Horn. “We are giving our students outstanding opportunities for successful futures, all at an affordable cost. I am very proud of our faculty and staff who are making a positive difference in the lives of our students.”
Mayville State is seeing significant growth in the number of students enrolling in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. This is a 32-credit, online program that provides options for those who have earned bachelor’s degrees and who wish to obtain professional teaching degrees while maintaining employment. The MAT program is standards-based to support secondary teacher certification requirements of the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB) and is designed to support the development of teacher-leaders.
In addition, Mayville State’s RN-to-BSN nursing program continues to grow rapidly. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) online program prepares licensed registered nurses for a career in the healthcare environment. The RN-to-BSN online curriculum builds on previous nursing education. The coursework is online and features two plans of study to meet the needs of the working registered nurse. Graduates of the RN-to-BSN program are prepared for advanced roles in healthcare that demand critical thinking, decision making, communication, leadership, and management skills, and prepared to pursue future graduate studies.
“Mayville State University is making an impact on workforce needs in the state of North Dakota and beyond,” said President Van Horn. “There is not only a state-wide, but also a nation-wide need for teaching and nursing professionals, and we are proud to be a part of helping to meet the needs. Our Divisions of Nursing and Teacher Education have been innovative in designing their curriculums in ways that help to accommodate full-time working students.”
MSU offers a variety of flexible learning opportunities that are available online and on campus. Distance students may enroll as non-degree-seekers or pursue degree programs. MSU partners with Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, N.D., North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D., and Williston (N.D.) State College to offer four-year degree opportunities to students in those locations.