February 6, 2019

Final official enrollment numbers for the Spring 2019 semester at Mayville State University show a more than six percent increase over the 2018 spring semester. Headcount enrollment for spring 2019 is at 1,121. Mayville State University has consistently set enrollment records in the fall and spring semesters over the last eight years.

“We are delighted to know that Mayville State University has become the university of choice for so many,” said Mayville State University President Dr. Brian Van Horn. “We fill a unique niche and are honored to serve the state of North Dakota in such an important way. Mayville State is offering quality higher education and great opportunities for successful futures to our students. It is wonderful to know that we are making a positive difference for others.”

An average of 72% of all Mayville State students choose to remain in North Dakota after they’ve earned their degrees, filling work force needs and contributing to the state’s economy. For example, Mayville State’s RN-to-BSN online nursing program has grown rapidly and is helping to address the shortage of nursing professionals in the state.

In addition to increases in the numbers of new students who are enrolling, student retention rates are at record highs.

“Mayville State faculty and staff have invested greatly in student success initiatives,” said Dr. Andrew Pflipsen, MSU Vice President for Student Affairs. “We make it our priority to see that students have good educational experiences and are successful graduates.”

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. 

Mayville State’s campus has been extensively updated during the last several years. An artificial turf football field has been installed and the first Comets game was played on the new field Sept. 8, 2018.

Brian Van Horn became Mayville State’s 17th president when he took office in July of 2018.