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Valley City State University is a public institution located in Valley City, North Dakota. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Valley City draws many to the area.

894 Full-Time Undergraduates
$6,119 Avg In-State Tuition

Where Is Valley City State University?


Contact details for Valley City State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 College St Sw, Valley City, ND 58072
Phone: 701-845-7990

Can I Afford Valley City State University?

$6,119 In-State Tuition
70% Take Out Loans
9.4% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Valley City State University students paid $204 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $357 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $6,119 $10,709
Fees $1,823 $1,823
Books and Supplies $1,100 $1,100
On Campus Room and Board $6,684 $6,684
On Campus Other Expenses $3,636 $3,636

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Valley City State University, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $6,135 a year. That adds up to $24,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Valley City State University is 9.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Valley City State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

894 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,541 undergraduate students at Valley City State University, with 894 being full-time and 647 being part-time.


There are also 135 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 894 full-time undergraduates at Valley City State University, 44% are male and 56% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 34
Hispanic or Latino 50
White 747
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 42

Geographic Diversity

North Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at Valley City State University. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 7 countries are represented at Valley City State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Australia, and Saint Lucia.

Online Learning at Valley City State University

400 Took All Classes Online
979 Took At Least One Class Online
-8.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at Valley City State University. In 2019-2020, 979 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Valley City State University has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Valley City State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Valley City State University was -8.2%. This is the #1,743 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Valley City State University 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%.

Valley City State University Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 2 2
Athletic Training 1 1


*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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