Enrollment up at Dakota College at Bottineau
Dakota College at Bottineau recorded a record enrollment for fall 2018, according to a press release. The official fall enrollment is 996 students. This compares to 909 students in the fall of 2017, 811 in fall 2016 and 692 during the fall of 2015. Headcount enrollment includes all students who are taking at least one course from the college. The previous record headcount enrollments were 909 in the fall of 2017 and 863 in the fall of 2010.
The college’s full-time equivalent enrollment (FTE) is also a record for Dakota College at Bottineau. This fall Dakota College at Bottineau has a full time equivalent enrollment of 590 students. This compares to 527 FTE in 2017, 490 FTE in 2016 and 459 FTE in 2015. The college’s previous record FTE enrollment was 539 in the fall of 2010. Full-time equivalent enrollment is calculated by dividing the total number of credits taken by all students by 15. Fifteen credits is considered to be a full-time student load by the North Dakota University System.
From a percentage point of view, fall headcount enrollment is up 9.5 percent compared to last year and FTE enrollment is up 11.9 percent, according to the press release. Enrollment numbers are up in almost all categories; on-campus students, students at Minot State University and Valley City State University (especially in the nursing programs), online students and dual credit students. The largest programs at the college continue to be liberal arts, nursing and business.