September 20, 2022

Mayville State University predominantly serves students from North Dakota, and enrollment figures show a 2% increase in the number of North Dakota residents enrolled for the Fall Semester of 2022. Mayville State’s final official headcount for the semester is at 1,123, a slight decrease from the Fall Semester of 2021.

“We are determined in our mission to serve the educational needs of North Dakota residents,” said Mayville State University President Dr. Brian Van Horn. “Highlighted by all-time enrollment records, Mayville State has seen great enrollment success in the past five years. While we are seeing a bit of a decrease in overall enrollment this semester, we are very proud to say that the number of North Dakota residents enrolled has increased. Current economic conditions are making it difficult for individuals to pursue higher education. Our continued efforts to raise scholarship support will help students as they work toward their academic and career goals.”

The total number of students enrolled this semester includes a large increase in the number of students who are enrolled in Mayville State’s graduate programs. Innovative online RN-to-BSN and Master of Science in Nursing programs feature flexibility to accommodate working nurses who wish to further their education. Graduate degree opportunities, including the Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Education degree program, are available for those wishing to further careers as teaching professionals, a high-need employment area for North Dakota.

Mayville State is also experiencing a significant increase in the number of students who are seeking dual credit. Dual credit allows students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously, giving them a jump-start in their college careers.

“Dual credit courses are extremely advantageous to high school students and are a fantastic opportunity for all, and especially those from smaller high schools that are limited in their course offerings,” said Dr. Van Horn.

A popular new course being offered this semester is “Foundations of Special Education.” In the spring, students who have completed the Foundations course will be able to do a field experience. By making the course available to students who are still in high school and earning high school and college credit simultaneously, as well as regular degree-seekers, the vision is that the courses will spark interest in potential future special education professionals, a high-need area for the state of North Dakota and beyond. In addition, one of the tracks available in Mayville State’s new Master of Education degree is in special education.

“We are providing our students with 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 while impacting the needs of North Dakota,” said Van Horn.