Enrollment up at Dakota College at Bottineau

Enrollment is up for the spring semester at Dakota College at Bottineau, based on data for the 20th day of classes, which is the official census date for all North Dakota University System colleges, according to a press release from the college. The official enrollment this spring is 882 students, which compares to 789 a year ago and equates to an 11.8 percent increase in the student headcount. This is a record headcount enrollment for the spring semester, surpassing the previous high of 868 students in the spring of 2011.

Similar to the fall semester, the spring enrollment is the second highest full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment recorded for the college. FTE is determined by adding all credits for which students are enrolled and dividing by 15, which is the credit equivalent that the system uses to determine full time students. DCB FTE enrollment for the spring semester is 481. This compares to the highest recorded FTE enrollment of 510 in the spring of 2011.

While on-campus enrollment was up slightly, most of the enrollment increase was attributable to the college’s online and dual-credit programs. The number of students enrolled full-time is up by 32 from last spring, while the number of part-time students increased by 61 students. The largest programs at the college continue to be Liberal Arts, Nursing and Business Administration.