For the fourth consecutive year, Valley City State University has achieved a record spring enrollment according to official census figures released Tuesday, Feb. 5. The VCSU numbers show a record spring headcount of 1,517 students.The 1,517 figure surpasses the previous spring record of 1,500 set in February 2018. The numbers correspond to record fall enrollment numbers; in September 2018 VCSU set its all-time headcount record with 1,547 students.“Enrollment numbers serve as a measure of our value and vitality,” said VCSU President Alan D. LaFave, “so the growth trend we’ve enjoyed is a sign of a robust institution. Growth also helps us maintain our financial foundation and provides a solid footing for innovation.”VCSU has been ranked among the top three “Public Regional Colleges in the Midwest” by U.S. News and World Report each year since 2010 and has earned U.S. News “Best College” recognition for 21 consecutive years. In 2018, VCSU was also recognized as one of 25 colleges and universities on the “Hidden Gems of the Midwest” list by the Online Schools Center.