Williston State College in Williston

Williston, ND

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Williston State College offers 102-degree programs and 42 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 23:1. 35.9% are women, and 64.1% are men. 4% percents of international students. Williston State College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Williston State College is 10153$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $8945 and $16759 per year. 36% of full-time Williston State College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $35,000, 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 Williston State College 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, Williston State College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,090
$30,001 - $48,000$7,846
$48,001 - $75,000$10,776
$75,001 - $110,000$12,354



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6000

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


439 of Williston State College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 50 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Williston State College number 15 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Dakota.

Students at Williston State College 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

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate 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 Williston State College.

Study abroad

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

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Williston State College graduation rate is below the national average.

36% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Williston State College 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 a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account 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.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Williston State College is 23:1, that means that for every 23 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 Williston State College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in some but not all distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


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

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Williston State College offers 102 programs in total: 57 are for Associate's degree, 36 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 6 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 30 universities in North Dakota state. Williston State College is one of the few institutions in North Dakota that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 42 distance education programs that are offered in the Williston State College: 24 are for Associate's degree and 18 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. 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.


Williston State College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 614 students with 18430 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Williston State College

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I had such a horrible experience, first time going to college and it was just horrendous. The staff was very un pleasant to work with. They didn’t want to answer questions and rushed me out of every interaction. Being a first time student i knew nothing about the college life or regulations. They made that worse by not informing me on any of it. Example, i had no idea you had to take two classes to receive your financial aid. I mean how would i know that? i talked to them many times prior and was never told anything until it was too late. It was summer so i did not want a lot of classes. My work pays for my school, how it works is, financial aid pays the cost/fees then my work pays financial aid. I unfortunately didn’t get to do that due to the lack of knowledge and help from these people. Now I’m stuck paying out of pocket. Don’t go here seriously don’t they don’t care about you’re education nor helping you. It’s a joke.

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You guys know jasmine

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Beautiful Campus!

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When i return from state college. I'll be in Williston to see Elmo Bryn and his 2 sisters. MN university(U of M)facing major shifts in Faculty and, campus activity

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Poor online teaching, don’t spend your hard earned money going to any of the online classes. This college needs to do a better job of overseeing the online teachers and what and how they are teaching.

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Location & Website

Address: 1410 University Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7017744200

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: willistonstate.edu

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