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Enrollment up despite dwindling high school numbers
System's full-time student leader
Minnesota State Mankato has become the state’s second-largest institution for full-time students, based on its full-time equivalent enrollment.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [10/13/2011]
Minnesota State University, Mankato has become the state’s second-largest institution for full-time students, based on its full-time equivalent enrollment.
Minnesota State Mankato’s full-time equivalent – which measures the number of credit-hours being taught – is 14,525 for the current academic year, an increase of 1 percent and highest in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.
Minnesota State Mankato’s fall 2011 headcount – the number of both full- and part-time students – is 15,649, up 1.7 percent from last year.
The increases come even though there were fewer high school graduates in 2011 than in 2010.
The number of high school graduates in Minnesota is projected to continue to decline over the next seven years, from 65,073 last year to 59,727 in 2017, according to Minnesota State Demographic Center statistics developed for the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.