Minot State University Overview
Located in Minot, North Dakota, Minot State University is a public institution. Minot is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is Minot State University Known For?
- The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at MSU.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 50% of the faculty were full-time.
Minot State University Rankings
According to our 2021 analysis, MSU is ranked #344 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MSU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards MSU has earned from around the web.
|#13||Best Value Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service||College Factual|
|#14||Best Value Colleges for Social Work||College Factual|
|#39||Best Value Colleges for Education||College Factual|
|#44||Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
|#48||Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management||College Factual|
|#59||Best Teaching Schools||Teaching Degree Search|
Where Is Minot State University?
Contact details for MSU are given below.
|Address:||500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58707|
How Do I Get Into MSU?
You can apply to MSU online at: www.minotstateu.edu/enroll/apply.shtml
Admission Requirements for MSU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into MSU?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.
Average Test Scores
About 12% of students accepted to MSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 693. Math scores were between 490 and 550.
Can I Afford Minot State University?
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 MSU, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $5,637 a year. That adds up to $22,548 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at MSU is 8.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Minot State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 289 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,921 full-time undergraduates at MSU, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Minot State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||61|
|Hispanic or Latino||147|
North Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at Minot State University. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 58 countries are represented at MSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Nigeria, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Minot State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at MSU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th 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 MSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Minot State University was -2.7%. This is the #2,364 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MSU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||21%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||21%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||26%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||26%|
|Management Information Systems||24%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MSU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Computer Software & Applications||#81|
|Management Information Systems||#84|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||#160|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#454|
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%.
Minot State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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