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IPEDS ID: 200253
OPE ID: 00299400
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Minot State University
500 University Ave W, Minot, North Dakota 58707
General information:  (701) 858-3000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,533 (3,254 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  Minot State University is a regional, public institution located in the northwest region of North Dakota, serving students from Minot, the region, state, nation, and other countries. Undergraduate and graduate courses and programs are offered on campus and at a distance, through face-to-face, online, and alternative modes of delivery. Non-credit and professional training and experiences are offered to students and community members.
Committed to high academic standards and professional support for students, the university is dedicated to student success, engaged and life-long learning, advancement of knowledge, effective student service, and development of students of character. These commitments are grounded in effective and motivated teaching and learning, scholarship, and service. General studies and a variety of programs are offered in the arts and sciences, business, and education and health sciences. A wide range of student support services is provided to on-campus and off- campus students.
The university values critical and creative thinking, vitality of communities and cultures, stewardship of place, and the multicultural and global environment. The university honors and supports the dignity and rights of diverse individuals, freedom of expression, academic freedom, ethical and moral behavior, integrity, fairness, and honesty.
Minot State University is first and foremost dedicated to the success of all students: their growth and development as educated citizens, their confidence, and their life-long devotion to the common good and the welfare of others.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty19895
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-7
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$5,637$5,763$5,920$6,0862.8%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,10010.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,214$6,464$5,381$5,5503.1%
Off Campus
Room and board--$7,931$8,1002.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$16,151$16,527$15,701$16,1963.2%
Off Campus$6,637$6,763$18,251$18,7462.7%
Off Campus with Family$6,637$6,763$9,130$9,4563.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid132291%————
Grant or scholarship aid29885%$1,280,455$4,297
Federal grants7822%$314,764$4,035
Pell grants7822%$298,964$3,833
Other federal grants226%$15,800$718
State/local government grant or scholarships12636%$196,312$1,558
Institutional grants or scholarships25372%$769,379$3,041
Student loan aid15444%$799,444$5,191
Federal student loans15143%$702,689$4,654
Other student loans154%$96,755$6,450
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,90258%$7,269,323$3,822
Pell grants76423%$2,800,589$3,666
Federal student loans1,30340%$7,945,919$6,098
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$11,906$12,124$10,928
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$9,250$9,457$8,068
$30,001 – $48,000$9,933$9,547$7,997
$48,001 – $75,000$12,572$13,160$10,706
$75,001 – $110,000$14,404$15,067$12,395
$110,001 and more$14,865$15,656$12,955
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment3,533
Undergraduate enrollment3,254
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment320
Graduate enrollment279
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 66%
Part-time: 34%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 74%
25 and over: 26%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 69%
Out-of-state: 22%
Foreign countries: 9%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 44%
Part-time: 56%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 31%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 52%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 54%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 38%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants959450509
Percent admitted57%51%62%
Percent admitted who enrolled73%66%78%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading428500
SAT Math438543
ACT Composite1924
ACT English1824
ACT Math1824
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 68%
Part-time students: 48%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 33 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 37%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 34%
8-year: 37%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 14%
6-year: 37%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 30%
Female: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 17%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 50%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
White: 38%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 14%
Non-resident alien: 49%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-9---
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-1---
Category total-10---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-68d31d--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-7d---
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry---14d-
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other-9---
Finance, General-12---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-7d---
Management Information Systems and Services, Other-3d--9d
Management Information Systems, General-16d27d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-15d---
Category total-157d58d14d9d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other-0---
Category total-0---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Radio and Television-13---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-0---
Category total-13---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-10---
Computer Programming/Programmer, General---0-
Information Science/Studies-0---
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design---4d-
Category total-10-4d-
Art Teacher Education-4---
Biology Teacher Education-3---
Business Teacher Education-2---
Chemistry Teacher Education-2---
Education, General--25--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation-9---
Elementary Education and Teaching-49---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-50--
German Language Teacher Education-0---
History Teacher Education-3---
Mathematics Teacher Education-412--
Music Teacher Education-21--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-13---
Physics Teacher Education-0---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-02--
Social Science Teacher Education-1---
Spanish Language Teacher Education-1---
Special Education and Teaching, General--24-3
Special Education and Teaching, Other13---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-0---
Category total110164-3
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-5---
Category total-5---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature-0---
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-0---
French Language and Literature-0---
German Language and Literature-0---
Spanish Language and Literature-0---
Category total-0---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-4---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-1---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-2624--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-4---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-64d---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-3---
Category total-102d24--
History, General-7---
Category total-7---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other---0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-381--
Category total-3810-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-23d---
Category total-23d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-40--
Category total-40--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies-0---
Category total-0---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-20---
Category total-20---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-6---
Geology/Earth Science, General-6---
Physical Sciences-0---
Physics, General-0---
Category total-12---
Psychology, General-18---
School Psychology----3
Category total-18--3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work-48---
Category total-48---
Social Sciences
Economics, General-0---
Social Sciences, General-0---
Category total-5---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-10---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-2---
Fine and Studio Arts Management-0---
Music, General-2---
Category total-14---
Grand total15871471815
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined4949
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1947 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program12/1/1981 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs8/6/1970 -  Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs3/1/1990 - 2/29/2004Resigned
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1972 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1964 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations013
Liquor law violations0012
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations011
Liquor law violations004
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible210
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault110
Motor vehicle theft012
  • For (2011), Line (f.) was changed from (0) to (1) because our reports/statistics had an incident labeled as Simple Assault, when according to UCR definitions it should have been considered an Aggravated Assault due to the fact a shoe was used as a weapon during the assault. The incident is described in our report 11-057, and the incident occurred on 29 NOV 2011 on MSU's campus.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible210
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft000
  • For (2011), Line (f.) was changed from (0) to (1) because of the same reason the On Campus statistic was changed. A shoe was used as a weapon during an assault that took place on 29 NOV 2011, and initially was labeled a simple assault. The assault also happened in a residence building on campus (Beaver Lodge), therefore the statistic had to be updated.
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate6.5%6.3%3.5%
Number in default605431
Number in repayment916845869
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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