As far back as 2004, North Dakota State University’s rapid growth made it seem likely that for the first time in state history, NDSU would top UND in enrollment.
As the Herald’s Aug. 27, 2004, editorial asked, “What then?
“Not much, as far as we can tell,” the editorial declared.
“South Dakota State enrolls more students than the University of South Dakota. Michigan State draws more than the University of Michigan. But that hasn’t hurt either USD or Michigan’s prospects in the least. …