Enrollment at Minnesota State University Moorhead is down slightly this fall as a result of a change in admissions criteria.
MSUM officials tripled the number of students they declined to admit this fall, from 94 students last year to 297 students this fall, said Diane Solinger, vice president for enrollment management.
“We really focused on shaping our freshman class this year,” Solinger said. “That was very intentional to really admit students we felt would be successful and doing well in their classes.”
MSUM’s preliminary enrollment is 7,145 students, down about 0.8 percent from last year’s enrollment at this time of 7,204 students.
The official enrollment will be tallied after the 30th day of classes.