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Wall Street Journal Recognizes the Value of Higher Education in North Dakota

Posted on 7/21/2011

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Debra A. Anderson, Director of Public Affairs & Marketing
North Dakota University System
Phone: 701.328.2962

BISMARCK, N.D. - The attraction of out-of-state students to the North Dakota University System establishes a model for many other states facing similar demographic declines, according to the July 16, 2011, edition of the Wall Street Journal.

"Out-of-state students who attend North Dakota University System colleges and universities receive high-quality education at an affordable cost," said Grant Shaft, president of the State Board of Higher Education. "At the same time, the added enrollment helps campuses spread fixed costs over a larger student base. Plus, many out-of state students put down roots in North Dakota, adding to our workforce and growing our state's population.

"As the Wall Street Journal has recognized, this successful higher education model is the result of a deliberate and strategic approach to closely connecting the University System to North Dakota's economic and demographic growth. We are flattered by the profile of our state higher education system by this prestigious national publication," Shaft said.

To read the Wall Street Journal article, go to:

For more information about the benefits of non-resident students to the state of North Dakota and the North Dakota University System, go to:

Bismarck State CollegeDakota College at BottineauDickinson State UniversityLake Region State CollegeMayville State UniversityMinot State UniversityNorth Dakota State College of ScienceNorth Dakota State UniversityUniversity of North DakotaValley City State UniversityWilliston State College
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