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Mayville State University Overview

Mayville State University is a public institution situated in Mayville, North Dakota. Mayville State University is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

What Is Mayville State University Known For?

210 Undergraduate Awards
$19,032 Avg Cost After Aid
48% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Mayville State University is the master's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 94% of the faculty were full-time.

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Mayville State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mayville State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Value Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Mayville State University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#21 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#27 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#27 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#39 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#54 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#72 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Mayville State University?

Location of Mayville State University

Contact details for Mayville State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 330 Third Street Ne, Mayville, ND 58257-1299
Phone: 701-788-2301

How Do I Get Into Mayville State University?

You can apply to Mayville State University online at:

Admission Requirements for Mayville State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Mayville State University?

48% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to Mayville State University. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 48%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 50%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to Mayville State University submitted their SAT scores.Mayville State University received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Mayville State University  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Mayville State University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Mayville State University  ( 18 to 23 )

Can I Afford Mayville State University?

$19,032 Net Price
76% Take Out Loans
10.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Mayville State University is $19,032. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Mayville State University, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $7,685 a year. That adds up to $30,740 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mayville State University is 10.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Mayville State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

589 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,187 undergraduate students at Mayville State University, with 589 being full-time and 598 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mayville State University

There are also 25 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 589 full-time undergraduates at Mayville State University, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mayville State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mayville State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mayville State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 36
Hispanic or Latino 40
White 457
International Students 24
Other Races/Ethnicities 31

Geographic Diversity

North Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at Mayville State University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 9 countries are represented at Mayville State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Honduras, and Australia.

Online Learning at Mayville State University

640 Took All Classes Online
771 Took At Least One Class Online
9.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at Mayville State University. In 2017-2018, 771 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mayville State University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 15th most popular in North Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Mayville State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mayville State University was 9.0%. This is the #118 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Mayville State University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Mayville State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 24%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 29%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 36%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mayville State University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Mayville State University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teaching Assistants #1
Mathematics & Statistics #4
Human Development & Family Studies #4
Mathematics #4
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #7
Teacher Education Subject Specific #13
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #24
Liberal Arts General Studies #24
Teacher Education Grade Specific #30
General Business/Commerce #32
Nursing #33
Education #54
Business Administration & Management #70
Business, Management & Marketing #77
Health Professions #78

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Mayville State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 37 8 45
Nursing 0 45 0 45
Business Administration & Management 0 27 0 27
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 20 0 20
Human Development & Family Studies 3 13 0 16
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 11 0 11
Health & Physical Education 0 10 0 10
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 10 0 10
Mathematics 0 9 0 9
General Business/Commerce 7 0 0 7
General Biology 0 6 0 6
Communication & Media Studies 0 6 0 6
Special Education 0 3 0 3
General Social Sciences 0 2 0 2
Chemistry 0 1 0 1
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 10 200 8 218


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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