Minot State University in Minot

Minot, ND

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Minot State University offers 252-degree programs and 45 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 58%. The most popular test is SAT - 17% of students submitted it in comparison to 81% of students who submitted ACT. 40.4% are women, and 59.6% are men. 11% percents of international students. Minot State University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Minot State University is 10567$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $9559 and $16383 per year. 39% of full-time Minot State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $37,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Minot State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Minot State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,034
$30,001 - $48,000$8,182
$48,001 - $75,000$10,402
$75,001 - $110,000$12,484

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 2408

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1827 of Minot State University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 59 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Minot State University number 5 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Dakota.

Students at Minot State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Minot State University.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Minot State University graduation rate is below the national average.

39% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Minot State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

2 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Minot State University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 12%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Minot State University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 9%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Minot State University full-time retention rate is 75% and part-time retention rate is 40%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Minot State University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
865 - 1030

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 425 - 510
Math: 440 - 520
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Minot State University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 24

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 18 - 24
Math: 18 - 24
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Minot State University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Minot State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Minot State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in North Dakota.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 500 University Ave W address in Minot, North Dakota.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Minot State University with 0.27% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Minot State University offers 252 programs in total: 195 are for Bachelor's degree, 33 - for Master's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 6 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 3 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 30 universities in North Dakota state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Minot State University is one of the few institutions in North Dakota that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 45 distance learning programs that are offered in the Minot State University: 21 are for Bachelor's degree, 9 - for Master's degree, 6 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 6 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate and 3 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the North Dakota state average data to help you compare.


Minot State University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2542 students with 76252 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 242 with 5805 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Minot State University

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Overall Rating:

First rate guys, thanks so much!

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Overall Rating:

The school is very nice in general. However, the international office/coordinators are probably the worst in the nation. They have no regard for the federal rights of international students. They make their own rules. They are always looking for ways to make one's life miserable. DO NOT COME HERE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS!! PLEASE GO TO OTHER SCHOOLS!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

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I registered for and started online classes in the fall of 2013, and withdrew the first week due to personal obligations. I shipped my books back within their timeframe, via UPS, and now in 2018, 5 years later, they are saying they never received my books and that I owe money for them, which is about to go to collections. Im sure this is a typical scam they use to collect money that they are not otherwise entitled to, because who on this planet saves their UPS receipts for 5+ years??? Honestly I am glad I did not stay with them for longer than a week, because who knows what else they might have lost....my grades, transcripts, or possibly proof that I was ever a student there??? If you choose this school, SAVE EVERYTHING and remember to cross your Ts and dot your Is carefully, their administration is hopeless at best!!

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Overall Rating:

Honestly the only good thing about this place is the price. Food sucks, professors suck, and parking is just good awful. They spend millions "renovating" the university but can't even put in a decent parking lot. Then they charge you $50 for a parking pass with very few spots ever being open, so after you just say screw it and park somewhere so you can get to class you come back out to a $15 ticket

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Overall Rating:

I was apprehensive at first at the quality of education that I would receive after having moved from a larger University. I have been challenged and surprised and have made great connections with professors that I value. The staff has helped me through numerous intricate issues that were very specific to just me. Great education at an affordable price.

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Location & Website

Address: 500 University Ave W


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7018583000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: minotstateu.edu

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