Mayville State University

Mayville State University

330 Third Street NE, Mayville, North Dakota 58257-1299


  • College Type: 4-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Total Student Population: 1,172
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 32%
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Mayville State University (MSU) is a public, four-year institution located in Mayville, North Dakota, USA. Established in 1889, Mayville State University is the state’s smallest university with an enrollment of about 1,000 students.

The university offers over 30 undergraduate and graduate programs across four schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership. The university also offers several online degree programs.

Mayville State University is known for its small class sizes and personalized attention to students, as well as its affordable tuition rates.

Mayville State University is dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment that encourages students to explore their passions, develop their skills, and prepare for successful careers. The university has a mission to provide accessible and high quality education to promote the students in their various career fields.

The school has a partnership with local businesses so as to provide its students with opportunities for internships, research projects, and community service, allowing them to gain hands-on experience

Mayville State University has a beautiful campus that is surrounded by natural attractions that offer the students opportunities for outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, fishing, and hunting.

MSU also offers a range of extracurricular activities, including athletics, clubs and organizations, and community service opportunities.

The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and has a strong participation in a range of sports programs, including basketball, football, and track and field.

Mayville State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Dakota University System.

MSU’s School of Education and Behavioral Sciences is highly regarded for its teacher education programs.

Mayville State University is reputable university known for offering high-quality education at an affordable price making it an excellent choice for students who want to prepare for successful careers.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:1,172
Undergraduate enrollment:1,147
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:1.1%
      Black or African American:4.8%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:0.1%
      Two or more races:4.9%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:0.6%
      Non-resident alien:2.8%

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Chemistry
  • Applied Psychology
  • Agribusiness
  • Biology
  • Social Science
  • Sport Management
  • Physical Education
  • Composite in Science Education
  • Biotechnology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing (RN-to-BSN)
  • Communication
  • Special Education
  • English
  • Health Education
  • Allied Health
  • Criminal Justice
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Business Administration
  • Fitness and Wellness
  • Elementary Education
  • University Studies


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees
      In-state$7,622 $7,381 $7,049 
      Out-of-state$10,756 $10,394 $9,946 
    Books and supplies$1,000 $1,000 $1,000 
      Room and board$8,955 $8,015 $8,015 
      Other expenses$3,100 $3,100 $3,100 
      Room and board$8,955 $8,015 $8,015 
      Other expenses$3,100 $3,100 $3,100 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$3,100 $3,100 $3,100