Enrollment Demographics Released

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North Dakota State released its official fourth week enrollment summary Tuesday.

The summary does not change much from Spring 2016 enrollment summary, indicating that 14,432 students are enrolled in at NDSU for the fall 2016 semester, slightly under 100 less than the 14,516 students enrolled in the fall of 2015 but higher than the 13,478 students enrolled at the start of the spring 2016 semester.

“Our enrollment continues as planned, via careful and intentional retention efforts, graduate student recruitment and undergraduate recruitment,” provost Beth Ingram said in a press release.

Approximately 53.5 percent of students at NDSU are male and 46.5 percent are female, with 7,724 are male and 6,707 are female and one student identifying as unknown.

Students from Minnesota comprise the largest percentage of students at NDSU, with 45.34 percent of the student population being from Minnesota. North Dakotan students make up the second largest percentage of students, comprising 41.3 percent of the student population. The third, fourth and fifth largest student population percentages by residence come from South Dakota, India and China, respectively. Each of those populations makes up between 1.3 and 1.5 percent of the total student population.

The largest college at NDSU is the College of Engineering, in which 2,485 students are enrolled.

The College of University Studies is the smallest college at NDSU, with 449 students enrolled.

Approximately 82 percent of all NDSU students are white, six percent are non-resident alien, 3 percent are black, 2.5 percent are two or more races, 2.1 percent are NS, two percent are Hispanic, 1.6 percent are Asian, 0.8 percent are American Indian and 0.08 percent are Hawaiian.

The College of Engineering has the largest gender differential of any college at NDSU, with approximately 12 percent of enrolled students being female.

The smallest gender discrepancy of any college at NDSU is the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, with approximately 48 percent enrolled students being male and 52 percent female.

“It’s important to note that our student academic profile remains steady. This year’s class of new students had the same impressive grade point average and ACT scores as the class of 2010,” Ingram said in a press release. The release added that 50 percent of incoming students this year had high school grade point averages of 3.5 or higher and 29 percent had a high school grade point average of 3.75 or higher.

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