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VCSU sets spring enrollment record for 6th consecutive year

Feb 9, 2021

Valley City State University has set spring enrollment records for the sixth consecutive year, according to official spring term 2021 numbers released Tuesday by the university.

VCSU reports a total headcount of 1,632 students this spring, including 1,501 undergraduates and 131 graduate students. Both the total headcount and undergraduate headcount are spring enrollment records, surpassing the previous highs of 1,622 and 1,491 set last year.

The full-time equivalent (FTE) of 1,119 students announced Tuesday is also a new record for the spring.

“This is absolutely tremendous news,” said VCSU President Alan LaFave. “Our entire campus community has played a role in achieving this milestone. We are very excited that students, together with their families, continue to trust Valley City State University for their education. This is validation for the work our campus continues to do in providing an outstanding college experience.”

Over the past decade, VCSU’s total headcount in the spring semester has increased by 25 percent, growing from 1,306 students in 2012 to 1,632 students this spring. Likewise, VCSU has set fall enrollment records for the past six years.

Valley City State University has been named a U.S. News and World Report “Best College” for 23 consecutive years. In the latest analysis, VCSU was ranked the No. 4 public regional college in the Midwest.