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Montana State University Has 5th Highest Fall Enrollment

Posted by Mark L. Corner on September 16, 2020 in  Montana State University
The fall enrollment for Montana State University is the 5th highest in history.  There were 16,249 students enrolled this fall.  A dip of 3% over the 2019 fall enrollment but MSU considers that a win with the current COVID-19 situation and having a blend of in-person and virtual online classes this year.  Their retention rate (students that return for a 2nd year) hit a 30 year high of 78% and the 4 year graduation rate climbed 5% to 34.7%.  This fall is also different by not having football.&nbs... read more

$150,000 Pay Raise Offered to MSU President

Posted by Mark L. Corner on November 22, 2019 in  Montana State University
The Montana Board of Regents said Thursday they are ready to offer Montana State University President Waded Cruzado a $150,000 pay raise to keep her from leaving for another university job that would pay even more.  That would bring her salary up to $476,524.  That would make her the highest paid person in the Montana university system and the highest paid state employee.  Cruzado said she has another offer in hand but doesn't want to leave MSU.  She is finishing her 10th year at MSU and is the ... read more

MSU Spring Enrollment Hits New Record

Posted by Mark L. Corner on February 09, 2019 in  Montana State University
For the 11th year in a row, Montana State University's spring semester enrollment has set a new record, counting 15,964 students.  That's up nearly 200 students from last spring.  "We are of course thrilled to have so many students choose to pursue their studies" at the Bozeman campus, MSU President Waded Cruzado said in a statement.  MSU credited the enrollment growth to programs that help students stay in school instead of dropping out and help them graduate faster and with less debt.  Last fa... read more

MSU Again a U.S. Top Research University

Posted by Mark L. Corner on January 11, 2019 in  Montana State University
Montana State University regained the Carnegie ranking as one of 130 universities nationwide with "very high research activity."  MSU had this classification from 2006 to 2015.  In 2015 the Carnegie classification system changed and MSU made it a priority to regain this classification.  The 2018 Carnegie classifications are based on research activity, number of graduate programs, number of graduate degrees awarded and other factors.  MSU reported spending an all-time record $130.8 million on res... read more

MSU Sets Fall 2018 Enrollment Record

Posted by Mark L. Corner on September 24, 2018 in  Montana State University

Montana State Unversity in Bozeman has set a new fall enrollment record, with 16,902 students on campus this fall.  This represents a 1.2% increase from last year and 11 straight years of enrollment growth.  MSU also saw an increase in the number of first-time students returning for their second year, some 77.2 %.  And 62% of MSU students are from the state on Montana.