Feb 9th, 2016 @ 2:51 pm | Author: Greg Vanney
Valley City State University has achieved record spring enrollment according to its official Spring Semester 2016 census figures released Tuesday, Feb. 9.

VCSU enrollment numbers for Spring 2016 show all-time highs for total student headcount (1,345) and full-time equivalent (FTE) students (977).

These numbers represent the high point of an enrollment growth trend achieved at Valley City State in recent years. Since 2009, VCSU’s spring headcount numbers have grown more than 40 percent (from 959 to 1,345), while FTE over the same period has increased 27 percent (from 767 to 977).

“Our spring enrollment figures are validating,” said VCSU President Tisa Mason. “The numbers indicate that more students and families are recognizing the value of a Valley City State education and making VCSU their college choice. The numbers also tell us that we’re doing a better job of helping students succeed at VCSU. We had our largest graduating class ever in 2015; that we’re seeing record numbers now on campus indicates that more students who start here are staying here, and that’s good.”

“I give credit to our faculty, staff and students,” added President Mason. “Their work in creating and maintaining a quality teaching and learning environment is what keeps us strong.”

Valley City State University offers students more than 80 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs. U.S. News and World Report has ranked VCSU as the No. 1 Public Regional College in the Midwest for 2016 and a U.S. News “Best College” for 18 consecutive years.