Record high headcount
Total headcount at Williston State College is up 17.55 percent from Fall 2014 with 1,038 students enrolled. This is the second consecutive semester WSC broke its enrollment record.
While Spring 2014’s increase was due largely to WSC’s dual-credit program, Fall 2015 growth came from the 344 students that were rewarded Williams County Scholarships. Williams County Scholarship students compose 33% of WSC total enrollment.
“The Williston State College Foundation has made the dream of an education possible for a lot of people,” WSC President Raymond Nadolny remarked. “With the economic slowdown, we are also seeing a lot of people returning to college. Williston State’s on-campus environment is nothing less than exciting.”
Nursing Pass Rate
Williston State College’s pass rate for nursing boards is at 100% for 2015 for both nursing programs.
WSC offers a Practical Nursing and Associate degree Nursing program. There were a total of 41 WSC students that successfully completed the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) to achieve licensure to practice as a Licensed Practice Nurse or Registered Nurse.
Teaching Seminar in Hawaii
Williston State College sent two professors under a Title III grant to the 2015 Hawaii National Great Teachers Seminar in Volcano National Park, Hawaii
Designed specifically for community colleges, this seminar provided a means to collaborate with instructors from all over the United States in several disciplines with different approaches.
The seminar encouraged Professors Weismann and Furuseth to think outside the box. Weismann has already incorporated one approach of giving the students the ability to control more of the assignments and the curriculum this semester.