Minnesota State University, Mankato’s 2020 fall semester enrollment is up by 307 students, from 14,297 in October 2019 to 14,604 this month (a 2.1 percent increase), marking the second year in a row that Minnesota State Mankato’s “30-day headcount enrollment” has increased.

It’s the 18th consecutive year that Minnesota State Mankato’s fall enrollment has topped 14,000 students, the longest such stretch in the University’s 152 years.

That coincides with Richard Davenport’s tenure as president. Davenport, who became president on July 1, 2002, announced in August that he will retire June 30 after completing his 19th year as president.

Davenport is the third-longest tenured president at Minnesota State Mankato, and more students have attended the University while Davenport has been president than under any other president in school history. An unduplicated headcount of 115,632 students have enrolled at Minnesota State Mankato from the fall of 2002 through the fall of 2020, according to the University’s Division of Student Success, Analytics, and Integrated Planning.