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: 14 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. Transfer students should have a 2.0 or higher grade point average and must provide official transcripts from previously attended colleges.

2022-2023 Academic Year Costs


ROOM & BOARD: $6,962


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, 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 133-year history of providing students with successful lifetime careers include:

  • Teacher Education: with associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree opportunities in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Fitness and Wellness
  • RN-to-BSN and MSN Online Nursing (accelerated programs)
  • Communication
  • Agribusiness

Students can participate in everything from drama to music to varsity athletics. Opportunities exist for involvement in student government, band, choir, theater, 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 basketball, volleyball, softball, and golf for women; and football, baseball, basketball, and golf for men.

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, outstanding 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 degrees that open doors to exciting career opportunities.

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

Seven of the 17 Mayville State Collegiate DECA students who participated in the International Career Development Conference in 2022 made it to the final round of competition. The annual international conference provides the opportunity for students to compete against others from all over the world in business-specific events. Two Mayville State students placed third in the world for their area of competition. Nineteen MaSU students were recognized with the Individual Leadership Passport Award. Only 102 of the nearly 5,000 Collegiate DECA students worldwide were recognized. Mayville State had more students recognized than any other college or university in the world.

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Lauryn Wolfgram

Thompson, ND

“I am a junior majoring in both accounting and business administration. By the time I graduate in 2024, I will also have specializations in banking and finance and marketing.

“I chose Mayville State University because of its size. When I toured the campus, I loved how small it was. My tour guide knew the name of every single person we walked past and said ‘hello.’ I thought that was awesome. The small class sizes are great, and I absolutely love my professors and classmates. You truly get to know everyone and that is very important to me. I also enjoy being close to home and my family.”

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Mayville State University

330 Third Street NE
Mayville, ND 58257

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