Enrollment dips slightly at BSU

BEMIDJI– Enrollment at Bemidji State University has declined almost five percent for undergraduate students and almost four percent for graduate students since last year.

According to a release, retention rates have dipped a tenth of a percent from last year, with BSU holding on to 72.3 percent of students.

BSU welcomed nearly 4900 students to campus in 2019, and the university compares Fall 2018 and Fall 2019 enrollment rates to determine these figures.

Post Secondary Education Opportunities and concurrent enrollment of high school students has grown over 20 percent.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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