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Summer classes start at M State

Students are getting a jump start on studies at M State campuses this summer at Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena, and online.

With most summer classes already in progress or beginning soon, enrollment numbers are close to final, and M State is seeing an approximate 9 percent increase in head count compared to the same time last year. The current count is based on a report dated June 4, showing the M State unduplicated headcount at a total of 1,916 students. That means each student is counted only once, whether he or she takes classes at one campus, more than one campus or through a mixture of on-campus and online classes. Last year on the same date, the college reported a headcount of 1,734.

Summer class schedules for some programs begin in the weeks ahead, so the final enrollment number could still fluctuate according to Carrie Brimhall, the college's dean of enrollment.

"It may be too late for a student to register for summer classes, but our admissions people are working with students from now until Aug. 24, the start of fall semester, so they can be ready for classes at that time," Brimhall said.

As a member of the Minnesota State College and Universities System, M State serves more than 6,500 students in credit courses each term through more than 120 career and liberal arts programs at its four campuses located in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, and Wadena, and online.