New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Higher ed: more boards, fewer students


December 10, 2018

After 11 months of study, the 15-member task force on higher education proposed the addition of two new boards to the present system. At the same time, NDSU Economics Professor Beth Ingrim is pointing to the oncoming drought of high school graduates.

In an article circulating in North Dakota newspapers, Professor Ingrim points out that even though North Dakota has a higher than average fertility rate, we are not producing enough high school seniors to sustain the present system of higher education.

Since 2006, Ingrim points out, the number of high school students attending college in North...

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