Enrollment Up at VCSU

Sep 14th, 2005 @ 4:21 pm | Author:
VCSU released third-week enrollment figures for the fall semester of 2005 showing a headcount of 1,035 students compared to 1,033 students for the same semester of 2004.

Dr. Ellen Chaffee, President of VCSU, said, "We are pleased with these results since they are evidence of progress in various strategic initiatives. For example, our new graduate courses have 21 students enrolled compared to zero last year. Our out-of-state enrollment increased as did the size of our freshman class. However, these gains are hidden by several factors, including the substantial size of last year’s graduating class."

A number of other factors affected the profile of VCSU’s student population. The move to a per-credit tuition model and other considerations led to an increase in part-time enrollment from 200 to 250 while full-time equivalent (FTE) decreased from 895 to 843. Out-state enrollment increased from 261 to 271 reflecting VCSU’s growth in regional visibility while in-state enrollment decreased from 772 to 744 reflecting on-going challenges in regional demographics. The freshman class grew to 173 from 171, representing the fourth consecutive increase.

Valley City State University (VCSU) is a four-year undergraduate university that prepares people for life through visionary leadership and exemplary practices in teaching, learning and service. VCSU is nationally acclaimed for attracting and retaining talented individuals who advance quality learning opportunities and economic growth through technology and innovation.