NDSU, UND top importer of Minnesota high school gradsFARGO — North Dakota State University and UND continue to be the top importer of Minnesota high school graduates, according to a new report.
FARGO — North Dakota State University and UND continue to be the top importer of Minnesota high school graduates, according to a new report.
The same report also shows that Minnesota State University Moorhead and Minnesota State Community and Technical College are among the top 10 Minnesota schools to import high school graduates from other states.
The analysis by the Minnesota Private Colleges Council shows that Minnesota was a “net exporter” of undergraduate students in 2010.
That is, while 10,649 high school graduates from other states chose to attend college in Minnesota, there were 14,495 Minnesota students who went to college out of state, the report says.
That resulted in a net loss of 3,846 students.
But what was a loss for Minnesota was a win for North Dakota, which had a net gain of 1,498 Minnesota students, more than any other border state, according to the analysis.
Iowa had the next largest net gain of Minnesota students with 1,107.
Of the schools importing Minnesota graduates, NDSU ranked first with 1,374. UND was second with 1,007. The rankings were consistent with the findings the same analysis found a year ago.
The report considered full-time students who attended college for the first time in 2010. It did not include international students or students who postponed college longer than a year after high school.
Of the Minnesota colleges and universities that imported the most high school graduates, from other states, MSUM ranked fifth with 382.
MSCTC, which has campuses in Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes and Wadena, ranked seventh with 366.
Concordia College ranked 15th with 202 students.
The report noted that of the 2,702 students enrolled in Minnesota for-profit schools, 1,464 of them were enrolled in online institutions and may not be living in Minnesota.