Feb 11th, 2020 @ 2:03 pm | Author: Greg Vanney
For the sixth consecutive year, Valley City State University has achieved record spring enrollment numbers according to official figures released Feb. 11.

VCSU has set spring semester records with a headcount enrollment of 1,622 students, nearly a 7% increase over last year’s 1,517 spring headcount.

The spring 2020 undergraduate headcount of 1,491 is also a record, exceeding the 2019 figure of 1,375 by more than 8%.

Other records in the spring 2020 numbers include both the institutional total FTE (full-time equivalent) and the undergraduate FTE. The institutional total FTE figure of 1,091 represents nearly a 7% increase over the 2019 figure of 1,020, and the undergraduate FTE figure of 1,044 represents nearly an 8% increase over the 2019 figure of 970.

Of particular significance in the numbers this spring is the increase in full-time undergraduate students, from 776 in spring semester 2019 to 830 in 2020, just shy of a 7% increase.

“It’s gratifying to see the strong spring numbers,” said VCSU President Alan LaFave. “Our hard work in bringing students to Valley City State and working with them to keep them on pathways toward degrees pays off for the students, their families and us. The numbers are an indicator of the quality teaching and learning environment on our campus, which we strive to improve. VCSU continues to provide an outstanding education and great value.”

VCSU has been ranked a U.S. News and World Report “Best College” for 22 consecutive years; in its 2020 rankings, U.S. News ranked VCSU the No. 2 public regional college in the Midwest.