Minot State University

500 University Ave W, Minot, North Dakota 58707


  • College Type: 4-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Total Student Population: 2,836
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Website: www.minotstateu.edu

Minot State University is a public university located in Minot, North Dakota, United States. It was founded in 1913 as a normal school, and later changed into a comprehensive university that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of fields.

The university has three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and the College of Education and Health Sciences. Minot State University offers over 60 undergraduate majors and several graduate programs, including master’s degrees in education, management, and criminal justice.

The mission of Minot State University is to provide high-quality, affordable education that prepares students for personal and professional success in a diverse and changing world.

The university aims to foster critical thinking, communication skills, and ethical behavior in its students, while also promoting research, scholarship, and creative activity among faculty and students.

The university works closely with local businesses, organizations, and government agencies to promote economic development, cultural enrichment, and social progress.

Minot State University’s campus is situated on the northern edge of the city and covers over 100 acres of land. The surrounding region of Minot and North Dakota is known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities. Students at Minot State University can explore nearby attractions such as Lake Sakakawea, the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and the International Peace Garden.

The environment at Minot State University is generally welcoming and supportive. The university is known for its friendly and inclusive atmosphere that fosters intellectual curiosity and personal growth.

The campus itself features modern facilities including state-of-the-art facilities library, housing facilities and well-maintained green spaces.

The campus is home to several academic and research centers, including the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning, the Center for Extended Learning, and the Center for Rural Health.

The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission is well known for its strong commitment to undergraduate education, small class sizes, and individual attention to students.

Minot State University is a great school to study in for students looking for an institution focused on high quality and affordable education as well as personalized learning.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:2,836
Undergraduate enrollment:2,576
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:1.8%
      Black or African American:3.5%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:0.4%
      Two or more races:5.8%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:0.5%
      Non-resident alien:9.7%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Degrees Offered

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

Majors Offered

  • Accounting
  • Addiction Studies
  • Application Software Specialist
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Arts Administration
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Biology Education
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Education
  • Coaching
  • Communication Arts
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate Fitness and Wellness Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Research and Policy Evaluation
  • Cybersecurity and Operations
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education
  • Deaf Studies
  • Disability Human Services
  • Driver and Traffic Safety
  • Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Earth Science Education
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Education Specialist in School Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise Science and Rehabilitation
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Fine Arts
  • Fitness and Wellness Specialist
  • Fraud Examination
  • Gender/Women’s Studies
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Education
  • Health Management Science
  • History
  • History Education
  • Honors Program in Engagement & Scholarship
  • Human Services: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Humanities
  • Individualized Studies
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Processing
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Kindergarten
  • Knowledge Management
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Leadership Concepts
  • Leadership Studies
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media Literacy
  • Media Service
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medicinal Plant Chemistry
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Music
  • Native American Studies
  • Nursing (BSN)
  • Offenders, Risk Assessment, and Corrections
  • Office Services
  • Personal Finance (non-business majors)
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Police Management and Investigations
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Mortuary Science
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Seminary
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Pre-Wildlife Studies
  • Print Communications
  • Professional Communication
  • Psychology
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Reading
  • Social and Data Science
  • Social Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Special Education Strategist
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Sportscasting
  • Sports Management
  • Theatre Arts
  • Web Development


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$8,164 $7,896 $7,592 
    Books and supplies$1,100 $1,100 $1,100 
      Room and board$6,892 $7,434 $7,144 
      Other expenses$3,650 $3,550 $3,550 
      Room and board$6,892 $7,434 $7,144 
      Other expenses$3,650 $3,550 $3,550 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$2,374 $2,370 $2,370

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