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Located in Williston, North Dakota, Williston State College is a public institution. The location of Williston State College is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

573 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,900 Avg In-State Tuition

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Williston State College 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 Williston State College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Value Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#112 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Williston State College?


Contact details for Williston State College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND 58801
Phone: 701-774-4200

Can I Afford Williston State College?

$3,900 In-State Tuition
24% Take Out Loans
13.5% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at Williston State College paid $130 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 $3,900 $3,900
Fees $1,628 $1,628
Books and Supplies $1,100 $1,100
On Campus Room and Board $8,088 $8,088
On Campus Other Expenses $3,400 $3,400

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Williston State College, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $4,052 a year. That adds up to $16,208 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Williston State College is 13.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Williston State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

573 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 959 undergraduate students at Williston State College, with 573 being full-time and 386 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 573 full-time undergraduates at Williston State College, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Williston State College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 59
White 391
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 55

Over 12 countries are represented at Williston State College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Australia, and Finland.

Online Learning at Williston State College

243 Took All Classes Online
639 Took At Least One Class Online
-8.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 639 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 7th most popular in North Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Williston State College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Williston State College was -8.9%. This is the #1,751 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Williston State College 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%.

Williston State College Trade School Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Welding Technology/Welder 24 8 13 45
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician 18 3 8 29
Petroleum Technology/Technician 7 9 10 26
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 24 24
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 0 4 9 13
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 49 24 65 138


*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.

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