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Residence Enrollment Trends


 

Enrollment by Type of Minnesota Postsecondary Institution, Fall 2005 to Fall 2014

Minnesota Residents
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Undergraduate 219,836 223,751 233,435 243,299 256,660 258,194 249,766 244,502 223,283 212,473
Graduate 31,759 33,800 34,299 33,834 33,864 33,847 30,693 30,369 29,746 30,157
Total 251,595 257,551 267,734 277,133 290,524 292,041 280,459 274,871 253,029 242,630
 
Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Undergraduate 28,344 28,342 28,535 28,328 28,520 28,687 27,993 26,585 24,918 23,572
Graduate 4,154 4,152 4,146 4,428 4,524 4,699 4,248 4,489 4,387 4,072
Total 32,498 32,494 32,681 32,756 33,044 33,386 32,241 31,074 29,305 27,644
 
Other U.S.
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Undergraduate 11,051 11,726 12,374 12,851 13,177 13,871 14,067 14,509 14,930 15,276
Graduate 4,834 5,115 5,086 5,129 4,812 5,027 4,979 5,310 5,564 5,609
Total 15,885 16,841 17,460 17,980 17,989 18,898 19,046 19,819 20,494 20,885
 
Foreign
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Undergraduate* 2,041 1,858 1,916 2,496 6,301 6,833 7,187 7,475 17,825 17,684
Graduate 2,727 2,551 2,458 2,522 3,259 3,356 3,297 3,476 4,064 4,457
Total 4,768 4,409 4,374 5,018 9,560 10,189 10,484 10,951 21,889 22,141
 
Total Nonresident
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Undergraduate 41,436 41,926 42,825 43,675 47,998 49,391 49,247 48,569 57,673 56,532
Graduate 11,715 11,818 11,690 12,079 12,595 13,082 12,524 13,275 14,015 14,138
Total 53,151 53,744 54,515 55,754 60,593 62,473 61,771 61,844 71,688 70,670
 
Residence Not Reported
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Undergraduate 2,384 4,164 2,370 2,362 1,764 1,734 1,593 1,853 1,718 2,250
Graduate 1,873 1,060 1,068 1,292 1,506 963 2,346 1,493 1,013 622
Total 4,257 5,224 3,438 3,654 3,270 2,697 3,939 3,346 2,731 2,872
 
Total** 309,003 316,519 325,687 336,541 354,387 357,211 346,169 340,061 327,448 316,172

*Minnesota State Colleges and Universities changed how foreign students are classified in 2013.

**Total does not include data from Capella and Walden; two online only institutions that report their nationwide enrollment. See below for data.

**Total does not include high school students.


Residence Trends of New Entering Freshman Only

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Minnesota Residents 51,864 54,793 47,113 48,873 47,039 51,316 46,464 43,359 41,675 37,660 36,489
Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin 6,929 6,936 6,524 6,356 6,019 6,029 6,075 5,735 5,585 4,937 4,773
Other U.S. 2,673 2,918 2,955 2,977 2,959 3,235 3,372 3,230 3,526 3,580 3,944
Foreign 258 434 354 401 577 975 904 951 1,042 2,291 2,415
Total Nonresident 9,860 10,288 9,833 9,734 9,555 10,239 10,351 9,916 10,153 10,808 11,132
Residence Not Reported 353 227 522 205 267 141 137 104 111 102 487
Total* 62,077 65,308 57,468 58,812 56,861 61,696 56,952 53,379 51,939 48,570 48,108

*Total does not include data from Capella and Walden; two online only institutions that report their nationwide enrollment. See below for data.

*Total does not include high school students.

A new entering freshman is an undergraduate who has not previously attended any postsecondary institution for credit except while a secondary student. Numbers include students who enter with advanced standing, through college credits earned before graduation from high school.

Online Only: Capella and Walden Universities

Includes both undergraduates and graduate students; approximately 85 percent are graduate students.

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Minnesota Residents 894 1,044 1,676 1,477 1,747 2,042 2,250 2,236 2,195 2,200 2,264
Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin 853 1,119 1,649 1,436 1,685 1,964 2,291 2,249 2,214 2,235 2,317
Other U.S. 23,836 32,886 46,110 46,961 54,607 66,588 79,686 77,767 78,076 76,527 78,158
Foreign 284 710 932 1,127 1,812 1,908 1,924 2,828 3,142 3,711 4,231
Total Nonresident 24,973 34,715 48,691 49,524 58,104 70,460 83,901 82,844 83,432 82,473 84,653
Residence Not Reported 284 303 205 227 177 210 761 275 335 308 279
Total 26,151 36,062 50,572 51,228 60,028 72,712 86,912 85,355 85,962 84,981 87,249

Source: Office of Higher Education