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Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota

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Minot State University overview
Location Minot, North Dakota
Online minotstateu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Minot State University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Minot State University, located in Minot, North Dakota, is a public institution established in 1913 with a campus that combines both modern and historic architecture. Nestled in the north-central region of the state, it is not in proximity to any major city, but the nearby Minot Air Force Base contributes to the local community dynamic. The university offers a diversified academic profile with a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, showcasing strength in education, business, and the health sciences. Minot State prides itself on being relatively accessible, with admission policies that are considered less selective, aiming to accommodate a broad range of students. On-campus housing is available, providing students with residential options that support academic and personal growth. While Minot State University has various athletic teams known as the Beavers, it is not predominantly recognized for its athletics on a national level.

In the most recent statistical year 498 prospective students applied, and 464 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 378 enrolled in the school.  1,882 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 895 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,168 plus fees of $1,340. MSU is ranked 726 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












MSU is rated within the lower 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
Minot State University overview
SAT 992/1178
ACT 17/22
GPA 3.42

Applications Accepted

Minot State University overview
Applications Due Jun 30, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Minot State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$1,340
Room and Board $7,180
Budget for Other Expenses$3,762
Total One Year Cost$20,550

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

34% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Minot State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 36%
Education 16%
Health Professions 13%
Human Services 6%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200253 IPEDS survey data for Minot State University.

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