Enrollment on the first day of classes for the Spring Semester of 2015 at Mayville State University is at an all-time high with 970 students enrolled, topping the headcount record set last spring semester by two percent. This marks the fifth-straight year in which a spring semester first day enrollment record has been set at Mayville State. Increases in enrollment can be noted across the board, including in the number of full-time students enrolled, which has increased by seven percent over Spring 2014 and 48% over Spring 2009.
“We are elated that students are choosing to enroll at Mayville State University and reap the benefits of a first-class education, highlighted by outstanding personal service, at an affordable cost,” said Mayville State President Dr. Gary Hagen. “Our faculty and staff work hard to ensure that students get the best possible education, and we are grateful for their efforts. This is a great way to mark the beginning of our 125th year of serving the people of North Dakota and beyond.”
The first-day enrollment numbers are preliminary. Official final Spring Semester 2015 enrollment figures will not be computed until February 9, when all North Dakota University System institutions calculate final enrollment data.
Mayville State University, the nation’s first tablet PC campus, is a personable rural campus. Featuring technology-enriched education in which full-time, on-campus students are issued Tablet PC notebook computers, MSU is nationally identified for teacher education, the largest academic program on campus. Business administration and fitness and wellness are also popular majors on a campus known for the personal attention provided to its students.
Mayville State University offers exciting options to meet the diverse needs of today’s students. In addition to providing high quality educational opportunities for traditional on-campus students, the university offers accessible courses and degrees via a variety of delivery methods so that working adults may pursue educational goals while remaining close to their homes, families, and jobs. Distance students may enroll as non-degree-seekers or pursue degree programs.
Mayville State offers majors in early childhood special education, elementary special education, and secondary special education. This new program serves to meet the demand for special education professionals in North Dakota, and ensures that teachers possess adequate and appropriate content knowledge and special pedagogy for the grades and subjects they teach. The special education major can be incorporated within traditional teacher preparation or added to an existing degree. All courses within the major are available on campus and online.
Students enrolled in the Dakota Nursing Program may take classes on the Mayville State campus. In addition, a new online RN to BSN nursing program is educating nurses at the baccalaureate-degree level in order to equip them to better serve the health care needs of the citizens of North Dakota. The need for nurses is especially great in rural areas.
MSU partners with Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, N.D. to offer four-year degrees in business administration, elementary education, and early childhood. Mayville offers similar opportunities in elementary education on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton and in the evenings on the Mayville State campus. On the campus of Williston State College, Mayville State offers opportunities in elementary education, early childhood, and online business administration.
The physical campus at Mayville has recently undergone extensive renovation. The largest residence hall now provides suite- and apartment-style living accommodations for students. The Division of Education and Psychology has a new home in a recently-completed addition to the existing science and library buildings. In addition, a campus-wide drainage project has addressed safety issues and provided a facelift to the east edge of the campus.