NDSCS excited about near-record enrollment growth.

Old Main in the fall

North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS), a leading institution of higher education, is thrilled to announce a significant growth in college enrollment for the fall 2023 semester. The institution has experienced a remarkable increase in the number of students choosing NDSCS as their educational home, reflecting the college's commitment to academic excellence, innovation, and inclusivity.

The official headcount, taken on the 20th instructional day each semester, shows that enrollment at NDSCS has risen to 3,140 for the fall semester of 2023, an increase of over 6% compared to the fall 2022 headcount. 

NDSCS President, Dr. Rod Flanigan, talks about the enrollment growth, "As we begin another transformative year at NDSCS, the increased enrollment is a testament to our unwavering commitment to students -- a commitment that includes creating the best possible educational experience for our students and a dedication to continuous improvement by our staff and faculty."

The 2023 NDSCS student body includes 1,505 full-time students and 1,635 part-time students. Students residing in an on-campus residence hall or a campus apartment increased nearly 3% over last fall.  Dr. Flanigan shared, “We're a two-year college with a four-year feel. Performing Arts, sports, and residential life are all key to the experience of being here at NDSCS. When the data shows more and more students are wanting to be part of that experience, I know we're on the right track.”

The noteworthy rise in enrollment underscores the trust that students and their families have placed in the institution to provide a world-class education and a supportive learning environment. The total number of students from North Dakota is 2,333, which comprises 74.3% of the student body. Minnesota students comprise 19.8% of the student body with the remainder drawn from 32 other states and 7 foreign countries. NDSCS enrolls students from 50 of the state’s 53 counties.

NDSCS is excited to embark on this new academic year with a thriving and diverse community of learners. As we celebrate this remarkable increase in enrollment, we remain steadfast in our mission to provide an exceptional education and prepare students for a bright and promising future.