Posted: Sep 20, 2012 6:14 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
Updated: Sep 20, 2012 7:53 PM
College and University leaders from around the state met at Montana Tech to discuss the school's enrollment numbers and future programs.
Montana Tech's enrollment numbers are flat and steady.
Part of that is because students that returned to school during the recession have graduated.
The other part is because Tech's natural resources programs are in high demand.
The Board of Regents doesn't think enrollment will decline at Tech because of the oil field boom.
"Montana Tech is positioned well to attract great students to flow into those high demand fields and there are a lot of opportunities being created by both the Bakken oil reserves and other things that are happening in the state on resources," says Montana University System Higher Education Commissioner Clayton Christian.
Christian says Montana Tech has one of the highest job placement rates in the nation at 98 percent.