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Minot State University is a public institution situated in Minot, North Dakota. Minot is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

1,836 Full-Time Undergraduates
$6,691 Avg In-State Tuition

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Minot State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MSU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Mental & Social Health Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards MSU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Value Colleges for Athletic Training College Factual
#11 Best Value Colleges for Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology College Factual
#35 Best Value Colleges for Mental & Social Health Services College Factual
#35 Best Value Colleges for Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science College Factual
#38 Best Associate Degree Schools Course Advisor
#72 Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual

Where Is Minot State University?


Contact details for MSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58707
Phone: 701-858-3000

Can I Afford MSU?

$6,691 In-State Tuition
52% Take Out Loans
6.8% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at MSU paid $279 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $6,691 $6,691
Fees $1,205 $1,205
Books and Supplies $1,100 $1,100
On Campus Room and Board $7,434 $7,434
On Campus Other Expenses $3,550 $3,550

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MSU, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $5,631 a year. That adds up to $22,524 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MSU is 6.8%. 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

1,836 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,656 undergraduate students at MSU, with 1,836 being full-time and 820 being part-time.


There are also 264 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,836 full-time undergraduates at MSU, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Minot State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 27
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 151
White 1,231
International Students 225
Other Races/Ethnicities 148

Geographic Diversity

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

697 Took All Classes Online
1,966 Took At Least One Class Online
-7.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at MSU. In 2019-2020, 1,966 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MSU has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of MSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Minot State University was -7.3%. This is the #1,736 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MSU regardless of major.

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 Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 9 9
Radiologic Technology 8 8
Athletic Training 5 5
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 1 1
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 0 0
TOTAL 23 23


*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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