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More students take more classes

Over the past year Montana State University-Northern's enrollment has gone up, and the increased number of students are taking more classes.

Northern Chancellor Jim Limbaugh announced the spring 2013 enrollment figures in this week's Northern Network News email.

This spring 1,250 students are enrolled at Northern, up 15 from 1,235 this time last year.

The full-time equivalent count for this spring is 1,010.23, 29.51 more than last spring's 980.72.

FTE goes up when the average number of credit hours each students enrolls in goes up. In the past year, FTE increased almost twice as much as the total number of students.

Limbaugh spread the credit among the various departments that deal most with students.

"I want to thank Tracey Jette (Director of Student Success), Lexy Fisher (Director of Admissions), and all the staff in Admissions, Financial Aid and the Advising Center for their follow-up efforts to make contact with students who had not yet registered," Limbaugh said, as well as "the staff of the Business Office and the Registrar, in working with students to complete their financial obligations and registrations; and most importantly, the MSU-Northern faculty and staff, who every day strive to create the supportive learning environment that welcomes our students back each semester."


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