Bismarck State College reports a record spring enrollment for the 4th consecutive year, with 3,985 students. This is a two percent increase over last spring's total enrollment of 3,899.
The official fourth week enrollment report of Feb. 8 shows that of the total, 2,486 students are enrolled full time, and 1,499 are part-time students.
Dave Clark, BSC executive vice president, attributed BSC's continued growth to a number of factors, including the college's academic program mix of transfer courses and technical programs. "Our technical programs are geared to industry needs, so students know they are preparing for jobs that are in demand in the workplace," Clark said. "BSC's placement rate of 97% is an indication of their employability."
The tuition freeze at the state's two-year colleges, now in its second year, is helping students afford college and stay in college to complete their degree plans, he said. Clark also cited BSC's high-quality faculty, up-to-date facilities and technology, and the area's population growth as additional reasons for BSC's growth.