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By Alex Ross 

Northern sees enrollment drop


February 15, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Two students stand outside Montana State University-Northern's Cowan Hall Wednesday. Northern has seen a drop in enrollment this spring, attributed to many causes including the tuition increase, fires and drought.

Spring student enrollment at Montana State University-Northern has dropped, even as Montana State University in Bozeman continues to break enrollment records

Information from the Registrar's office at Northern showed headcount for the spring 2018 semester was 1,119 students compared to 1,154 during the fall 2017 semester and 1,182 last spring.

Potter said reasons students gave for not coming back in the fall include Montana's historically bad wildfire season this summer, harsh drought conditions and a rise in tuition.

Potter said in an email that because of cuts made to the state uni...

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