Mayville State sets record spring enrollment
Mayville State University set a record last week for the first day of spring semester's enrollment when 901 students were counted, a full 26 percent more than a year ago and the most ever for the start of the second term for the Mayville, N.D., s...
Mayville State University set a record last week for the first day of spring semester's enrollment when 901 students were counted, a full 26 percent more than a year ago and the most ever for the start of the second term for the Mayville, N.D., school.
The figures are preliminary, school officials said in a news release on the university's website. The enrollment includes an 11 percent increase in full-time students -- a real head count -- and a 13 percent increase in full-time equivalent students, a figuring of credit hours, not bodies.
"This is a record-breaking academic year at Mayville State University," said President Gary Hagen. "Last fall, we set an all-time record for fall semester enrollment, surpassing the previous record set in 1969."
The school reported fall enrollment in September as 982, about 60 more than the 1969 mark.
A Northwood, N.D., native and UND graduate, Hagen is in his fifth year as president, after three decades as a business professor and administrator at the school, which began holding classes in 1890.
Hagen credited new buildings and renovation on campus, as well as new, more flexible programs and offerings for helping stoke the school's population.
The new programs include clinical lab science, fitness, sports management, communication and a major in early childhood education, which fits well with the school's historic mission of turning out teachers.