Fall Enrollment: 1,123 (2022-2023)
Types of Degrees: Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, Certificate, Master's Degree, Post Bachelors
Number of Programs: 44
Average Class Size: 10
Student to Facultiy Ratio: 13 to 1

Campus Life

MaSU’s family atmosphere lets students make lifelong friendships and have remarkable leadership opportunities. Students enjoy clubs, concerts, dances, theater, speech, student government, and intramural and varsity sports. With small class sizes, students get to know everyone, including their professors, on a personal level while having the opportunity to be involved in numerous activities


MaSU’s beautiful 60-acre campus with 16 buildings is found in the small city of Mayville, located in eastern North Dakota just 11 miles west of I–29 on ND Highway 200 West. International airports in Grand Forks and Fargo are 35 and 55 minutes away, respectively.

The Area

Set in the rich farmland of the Red River Valley, the twin communities of Mayville and Portland (population of 2,600 combined) offer a movie theater, golf course, parks, an indoor hockey arena, restaurants, churches and other recreational facilities. These highly supportive communities feature a business district three blocks away from campus that offers opportunities for part-time jobs. Fargo and Grand Forks, the largest cities in the region, provide opportunities for big-name entertainment, shopping and other fun.

Admission Requirements

MaSU accepts students who have graduated from high school or successfully completed the GED examination. Students who completed high school in 1993 or later must have completed a core curriculum. ACT or SAT scores generally are required. Some exceptions are granted. Transfer students should have a 2.0 or higher grade-point average and must provide official transcripts from previously attended colleges.

2020-2021 Academic Year Costs

TUITION: $6,266

FEES: $1,356

ROOM & BOARD: $6,286


Many scholarships are available to students at MaSU, especially for those who demonstrate strong academic, athletic or leadership abilities. Scholarship amounts may range up to the full cost of tuition. Scholarship applications should be submitted no later than Feb. 15 for priority consideration.

Priority Deadlines


FAFSA: No Priority Deadline. North Dakota deadline is ASAP after October 1.

ADMISSIONS & HOUSING: Rolling Deadline

Types of Distance Education

Online courses and degree programs, Synchronous Classes via Zoom, dual-credit courses


Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA); contact the campus for information about accreditation and/or certification of specific programs.

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Why Choose MASU

Named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review and a U.S. News & World Report Best College, as well as to Affordable Schools’ list of 30 most attractive yet affordable college campuses, MaSU is a small and personable college known as the "school of personal service" because of the attention provided to its students. The friendly community at MaSU positively adds to each student’s college experience. The encouraging environment nurtures each student, helping him or her become a more well-rounded person. Small classes provide students big benefits. Students get to know their professors as mentors and friends, and they can count on their circle of lifelong friends.

MaSU offers a wide variety of programs that will help you chart your future.

High demand programs, some of which are new, and some that have a more than 132-year history of providing students with successful lifetime careers include:

  • Teacher Education: early childhood, elementary, and secondary education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Fitness and Wellness
  • RN & BSN Online Nursing (accelerated program)
  • Communication
  • Agribusiness
  • Music (minor)

Students can participate in everything from drama to music to varsity athletics. Opportunities exist for involvement in student government, band, choir, drama, speech, intramural sports, professional clubs, internships, on-campus jobs, and more. The Wellness Center allows students even more opportunities to be active. MaSU competes in the North Star Association of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and offers women’s basketball, volleyball and softball and men’s football, baseball and basketbal.

Points of Pride

Mayville State University is recognized by students, families, graduates, and the nation’s premier experts on higher education for providing high quality academic programs, value, curriculum, and more. Mayville State University is recognized for excellence by organizations such as The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report.

Mayville State offers 80+ graduate, undergraduate, and associate’s degree major, minor, certificate, and pre-professional programs.

A $2.25 million Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant through the U.S. Department of Education has allowed for significant progress in main focus areas of active learning strategies, institutional data management, and academic advising and first-generation student success.

Mayville State University offers accessible courses and degrees via a variety of delivery methods so that working adults may pursue educational goals while remaining close to their homes, families, and jobs while earning a four-year degree that opens doors to exciting career opportunities.

Students have opportunities to get involved with real world, hands-on scientific research through grant-funded projects. Several students have presented findings of their Mayville State research at national and regional conferences.

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Taylor Stegman

Drayton, ND

"I graduated from high school in Drayton, N.D. with a class of eleven. At Mayville State, I am pursuing a major in Biology with a specialization in Health Careers and minors in Chemistry and Business. After graduating from Mayville, I plan to pursue a career in optometry.

On campus, I am a member of the intercollegiate softball team, Science, Club, and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. I also serve as state president of North Dakota Collegiate DECA and vice president for the Mayville State University Collegiate DECA chapter. My work on campus includes selling tickets at athletic events and working in a research lab within the biology department.

Mayville State’s close-knit campus reminds me of my hometown. The small-town feel is one of the most prominent deciding factors that helped me choose to continue my education at Mayville State. The generous scholarship support from Mayville State alumni and friends has helped to make pursuing post-secondary education more attainable. "

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Mayville State University

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Mayville, ND 58257

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Financial Aid

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