Fall Enrollment: 2,777 (2022-2023)
Types of Degrees: Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, Certificate, Master's Degree, Post Bachelors, Post Master's
Number of Programs: 85
Average Class Size: 14
Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1

Campus Life

Make Minot State your next home and build a fulfilling life inside and outside the classroom.


Minot State University is located in north central North Dakota, in the heart of Minot. The modernized campus, featuring state of the art technology in and out of the classroom, has 21 buildings conveniently situated within a two-by-six-block area.

The Area

You belong in the Magic City. With a population of 47,789, Minot is the fourth largest city in North Dakota. With attractions such as the zoo and state fair, a vibrant arts and cultural community, diverse dining and shopping, multiple parks, and outdoor activities for every season, you will always have something to do and explore on or off campus.

  • 1,000+ community events each year
  • 2.5 hours from Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • 1.5 hours from the Turtle Mountains
  • Neighbor to the Minot Air Force Base

Admission Requirements

Minot State admission checklist:

  • Application for admission, plus $35 application fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • All official college transcripts
  • Recommended: ACT or SAT results. School code numbers are ACT 3214 and SAT 6479. Test scores may be required after Fall 2023.

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The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA); contact the campus for information about Minot State’s accredited 33 academic programs and its 18 academic programs holding a special approved program status or visit

2022-2023 Academic Year Costs

TUITION and FEES: $8,508

ROOM & BOARD: $6,882 (Average)

* North Dakota full-time resident rates; non-resident rates are the same as in-state tuition and fees.

Scholarships / Awards

Now is the perfect time for all students to apply for the record number of scholarships available at Minot State.

  • The average annual financial aid received per student is $7,922.
  • 86% of Minot State freshmen receive grants and/or scholarships.
  • The Automatic 4-Year Award is available for all new, qualifying freshman students.

To learn about the University’s scholarships and to apply, visit the Financial Aid Office website.

Priority Deadlines



FAFSA: April 15



Minot State is organized into several colleges and departments including the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education and Health Sciences, the Teacher Education Unit, Graduate School and the Center for Extended Learning. Minot State also offers general studies, the Honors Program, study abroad, and several pre-professional and certificate programs.

Types of Distance Education

Earn your degree your way. At Minot State, students can earn their degree with flexible class options, including on-campus, online, and hybrid. Degree programs and courses are also offered at Minot Air Force Base, Bismarck State College, and North Dakota State University. Minot State also uses HyFlex instruction that allows students and faculty to fully interact in person or remotely. For a list of undergraduate and graduate programs currently available entirely online, visit

MSU - Why Choose

Why Choose MISU

Minot State is responding to the job market by offering majors in nearly every area of career growth, such as education, nursing, communication disorders, social work, psychology, criminal justice, computer science, management, accounting, information systems, and medicinal plant chemistry. Minot State has 33 accredited academic programs, and master’s degrees are offered in education, technology, and special education. For more information about the programs that empower our students in their chosen field, visit

Clubs and Organizations

Our vibrant student MSU Life gives students numerous options to participate, lead, and be successful when they participate in one or more of our 60+ student organizations. The clubs and organizations represent drama, intramural sports, music, academic groups, student government, and more. MSU Life provides a fun and engaging social atmosphere and regularly sponsors events such as dances, movies, hypnotists, Pinterest nights, comedians, concerts, and food all free of charge for students.


Minot State is an important member of NCAA Division II and plays in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Athletic Department sponsors men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, track & field, and golf. Other teams fielded by men include football, wrestling, and baseball. Women also compete in volleyball, fast-pitch softball, and soccer. Minot State also has men’s and women’s club hockey teams.

Points of Pride

  • 96% of our grads are employed or continuing their education, with many programs boasting 100% job placement in their degree field.
  • 100+ fields of study, including 15 graduate-level programs.
  • Nearly every semester, our nursing students have a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
  • Criminal justice students consistently score in the top 6% nationally on the Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT).
  • Hands-on learning and research experiences, including one of two cadaver learning labs at North Dakota public institutions.
  • Home of the Looyenga Leadership Center, a unique collegiate leadership studies program.
  • The Severson Entrepreneurial Academy and Slaaten Learning Center located in our College of Business.
  • Host of NOTSTOCK!, the largest student-led arts festival in North Dakota; the Northwest Festival of Music for 43 consecutive years; and the Northern Plains Writing Project, where teachers teach teachers.
  • Minot State has been teaching teachers for the past 114 years.
  • Rated a 2020 Best Value School for our online RN to BSN program.
  • 46% of our students graduate with no student loan debt.
  • Summer Theatre and the Minot State University Amphitheater, a stage above the rest.
  • Three premiere galleries: Northwest Arts Center, Flat Tail Press Gallery, and Hartnett Hall Gallery.
  • The Native American Cultural Center, a home away from home and host of the Native American Cultural Club.

MSU - Points of Pride

MISU - Michaela


Senior, Communications Sciences and Disorders
New Salem, ND

"I chose MSU because the campus felt like home when I first toured here, and I knew I would fall in love with this place. I love how my program has its own clinic so we not only learn about our area of interest but we get to apply what we have been learning in a real, safe environment. ”

MISU - Contact Us

Minot State University

500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707

Enrollment Services

800.777.0750 Ext. 3350
Fax: 701.858.3888

Financial Aid Office

800.777.0750 Ext. 3375
Fax: 701.858.4310

Residence Life Office

800.777.0350 Ext. 3363
Fax: 701.858.3232