Dakota College expects enrolled to reach 800

Dakota College at Bottineau campus dean Ken Grosz said he expects enrollment to be up this fall.

“I’m anticipating by the time we’re done we’ll have slightly over 800 enrolled,” said Grosz.

As of Monday, there were 725 enrolled at the two-year college, but Grosz said that number will grow as they add in online students and others. Numbers will become final after the fourth full week of classes.

Last year, after the fourth week of classes, the official census number at Dakota College at Bottineau was 774 students.

At Minot State, numbers are up about 4.5 percent, with 3,527 students enrolled on the first day, compared with 3,376 on the first day of the fall semester in 2012.