ABERDEEN, S.D. – For the third straight year, Northern State University has achieved
student numbers not seen in decades.
Northern’s fall 2012 headcount enrollment of 3,622 students, up from 3,580 students in fall 2011, is the first time the university has exceeded 3,600 students in more than 40 years.
The enrollment includes 1,894 on-campus students, 284 off-campus degree-seeking students and 1,444 off-campus non-degree-seeking students.
NSU’s full-time equivalent enrollment is 2,156, which includes 1,607 on-campus students, 242 off-campus degree-seeking students and 307 off-campus non-degree-seeking students.
"The growth we continue to see is another positive sign of what is taking place in the community of Aberdeen," Northern State University President Jim Smith said. "We are especially proud of the progress we made this past year in expanding our delivery options for changing student needs across the country. These changes not only benefit students, but also continue to show positive growth for our community."
This enrollment increase comes after notification that Northern has been recognized as one of the top regional public colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. This is the fifth year in a row for this recognition, as bestowed upon NSU.
Photo: NSU President Jim Smith