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Residence

Enrollment statistics at a glance

During the past ten years, while the number of undergraduates enrolled changes from year to year, the percentage of undergraduates who are Minnesota residents has remained relatively stable.

Trends in Undergraduate Enrollment in Minnesota by Residence, Fall 2006 to 2015

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Does not include Capella and Walden undergraduate students; these institutions are online only and report their nationwide enrollment. Does not include high school students.

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Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education


Undergraduates Enrolled in Minnesota by Residence and Type of Institution Attended, Fall 2015

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Does not include high school students.

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Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education


What States Do New Freshmen Come From?

11,072 nonresident new-entering freshmen attended Minnesota institutions in fall 2015; 28 percent were from Wisconsin.

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Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education


Enrollment by Type of Minnesota Postsecondary Institution, Fall 2005 to Fall 2014
Minnesota Residents
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Undergraduate 223,751 233,435 243,299 256,660 258,194 249,766 244,502 223,283 212,473 205,924
Graduate 33,800 34,299 33,834 33,864 33,847 30,693 30,369 29,746 30,157 27,294
Total 257,551 267,734 277,133 290,524 292,041 280,459 274,871 253,029 242,630 233,218
Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Undergraduate 28,342 28,535 28,328 28,520 28,687 27,993 26,585 24,918 23,572 22,819
Graduate 4,152 4,146 4,428 4,524 4,699 4,248 4,489 4,387 4,072 3,758
Total 32,494 32,681 32,756 33,044 33,386 32,241 31,074 29,305 27,644 26,577
Other U.S.
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Undergraduate 11,726 12,374 12,851 13,177 13,871 14,067 14,509 14,930 15,276 15,838
Graduate 5,115 5,086 5,129 4,812 5,027 4,979 5,310 5,564 5,609 5,887
Total 16,841 17,460 17,980 17,989 18,898 19,046 19,819 20,494 20,885 21,725
Foreign
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Undergraduate* 1,858 1,916 2,496 6,301 6,833 7,187 7,475 17,825 17,684 17,618
Graduate 2,551 2,458 2,522 3,259 3,356 3,297 3,476 4,064 4,457 4,506
Total 4,409 4,374 5,018 9,560 10,189 10,484 10,951 21,889 22,141 22,124
Total Nonresident
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Undergraduate 41,926 42,825 43,675 47,998 49,391 49,247 48,569 57,673 56,532 56,275
Graduate 11,818 11,690 12,079 12,595 13,082 12,524 13,275 14,015 14,138 14,151
Total 53,744 54,515 55,754 60,593 62,473 61,771 61,844 71,688 70,670 70,426
Residence Not Reported
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Undergraduate 4,164 2,370 2,362 1,764 1,734 1,593 1,853 1,718 2,250 1,884
Graduate 1,060 1,068 1,292 1,506 963 2,346 1,493 1,013 622 688
Total 5,224 3,438 3,654 3,270 2,697 3,939 3,346 2,731 2,872 2,572
Total** 316,519 325,687 336,541 354,387 357,211 346,169 340,061 327,448 316,172 306,216

*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
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Minnesota Residents 47,113 48,873 47,039 51,316 46,464 43,359 41,675 37,660 36,489 35,946
Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin 6,524 6,356 6,019 6,029 6,075 5,735 5,585 4,937 4,773 4,710
Other U.S. 2,955 2,977 2,959 3,235 3,372 3,230 3,526 3,580 3,944 3,552
Foreign 354 401 577 975 904 951 1,042 2,291 2,415 2,547
Total Nonresident 9,833 9,734 9,555 10,239 10,351 9,916 10,153 10,808 11,132 10,809
Residence Not Reported 522 205 267 141 137 104 111 102 487 59
Total* 57,468 58,812 56,861 61,696 56,952 53,379 51,939 48,570 48,108 46,814

*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
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Minnesota Residents 1,676 1,477 1,747 2,042 2,250 2,236 2,195 2,200 2,264 2,065
Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin 1,649 1,436 1,685 1,964 2,291 2,249 2,214 2,235 2,317 2,208
Other U.S. 46,110 46,961 54,607 66,588 79,686 77,767 78,076 76,527 78,158 77,615
Foreign 932 1,127 1,812 1,908 1,924 2,828 3,142 3,711 4,231 4,598
Total Nonresident 48,691 49,524 58,104 70,460 83,901 82,844 83,432 82,473 84,653 84,421
Residence Not Reported 205 227 177 210 761 275 335 308 279 675
Total 50,572 51,228 60,028 72,712 86,912 85,355 85,962 84,981 87,249 87,161

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

Source: Office of Higher Education


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