Minot State University

500 University Ave W, Minot, ND

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MSU provides a variety of degree programs for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Minot, ND and publically funded. Minot State University has an annual student enrollment of around 3,900.

Students can pick from many areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by the admissions staff. The majority of students admitted to Minot State University earn an SAT score in a range of 830 - 1020, or an ACT composite score within the range of 19 - 24. This school has an admissions rate of about 58% of which only 69% decided to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $6,300 annually. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should use the school's net price calculator to understand their costs. School housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is around $2,100. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Minot State University is the "Beavers", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through oversight by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division II)

Contact information, admission forms, programs offered, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.minotstateu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Minot State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Minot State University is around 3,400 students, with undergraduate students making up about 92% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $5,100-$6,100 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $270 to $320 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships79%$4,450
Receiving Student Loans44%$5,402

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Minot State University may provide services like:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Minot State University is approximately 37%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years14%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Minot State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
  • Basketball (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
  • Track and Field (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
  • Football (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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