#5 Best Public Universities in North Dakota

Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota

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Student Population
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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Located in Minot, North Dakota, Minot State University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 798 prospective students applied, and 532 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 399 enrolled in the school.  2,093 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,096 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $6,088 plus fees of $1,504. MSU is ranked 699 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



MSU is rated within the lower 44% 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 910/1140
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.31
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition 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$1,504
Room and Board $7,144
Budget for Other Expenses$3,550
Total One Year Cost$19,386

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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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