Valley City State University has set enrollment records with a total headcount of 1,547 students and an undergraduate headcount of 1,404 students, according to the official Fall Term 2018 figures released by the university.The total enrollment figure of 1,547 exceeds the previous record of 1,522 set in Fall 2017, while the undergraduate mark of 1,404 surpasses the previous record of 1,372, also set in Fall 2017.“We constantly look for ways to innovate and improve the educational experience our students enjoy, and we’re continuously refining our efforts to help them succeed,” said Margaret Dahlberg, Ph.D., VCSU interim president. “Strategic growth doesn’t happen by accident—it takes dedication and commitment—and I applaud the community for these achievements that come from working together.”Valley City State University was recently ranked third among Midwest public regional colleges in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings; the university has been ranked in the top three Midwest public regional colleges each year since 2010. VCSU has been named a U.S. News “Best College” for 21 consecutive years.Founded as a teacher’s college in 1890, VCSU now offers degrees in a wide variety of academic disciplines while continuing to excel in teacher preparation. Two online graduate programs in education—a Master of Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching—complement the undergraduate program. Students may complete bachelor’s degrees in three years in a number of programs, and throughout the curriculum, faculty engage students with free Open Educational Resources in place of textbooks.