Mayville State University

330 Third Street NE, Mayville, ND

Campus image of Mayville State University

Mayville State University, a public institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Mayville, North Dakota, the school resides in a rural setting for students to study in. Mayville State University, with only about 1000 students enrolled, provides smaller class sizes and personalized education as part of its commitment to students.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Mayville State University offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Family And Consumer Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

The school maintains an open enrollment policy, admitting any students that meet the basic requirements for admission. Submission of school records, test scores, and personal statements may be required for certain programs.  Key admissions information and registration data can be located by visiting the school's site.

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs around $6,700 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $9,100 per year. School housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is approximately $1,900. Mayville State University may provide financial aid for students who qualify in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Mayville State University is the "Comets", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NAIA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Football (NAIA Division II)
  • Softball (NAIA Division II)
  • Volleyball (NAIA Division II)

To see a full list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please take a look at the school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants Mayville State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Mayville State University has a total student population of about 1,100. The student body is made up of 98% undergraduate students and 12% graduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,200. 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:
    • State Residents: $4,900-$5,900
    • Out-of-State: $7,400-$8,874
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $210-$250 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $310-$370 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$3,842
Receiving Student Loans79%$6,177
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Mayville State University may provide student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

Mayville State University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 36%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years20%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1954)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Mayville State University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (373)
  • Basketball (373)
  • Football (373)
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Mayville State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(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

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

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