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Minot State University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Minot State University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors MSU offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Minot State University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Minot State University was awarded 192 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other special education and teaching.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, MSU is ranked #637 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when MSU held the #1,141 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

MSU is also ranked #6 out of 14 schools in North Dakota.

See all of the rankings for Minot State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into MSU?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Minot State University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 12% of students accepted to MSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 693. Math scores were between 490 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Minot State University  ( 510 to 693 )

SAT Math Scores for Minot State University  ( 490 to 550 )
MSU received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Minot State University  ( 19 to 24 )

Learn more about Minot State University admissions.

Minot State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At MSU, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Minot State University is 47%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  47 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Minot State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Minot State University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at MSU is 16%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  16 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Minot State University.

Minot State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,836 undergraduates at MSU with 1,921 being full-time and 915 being part-time.

How Much Does Minot State University Cost?

The overall average net price of MSU is $11,898. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for MSU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,923 $8,187 $11,401 $13,960 $14,226

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of MSU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 55% of students took out student loans averaging $5,637 a year. That adds up to $22,548 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.

Get more details about paying for Minot State University.

How Much Money Do MSU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from MSU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,200 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Minot State University make the most money.

Location of Minot State University

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

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Contact details for MSU are given below.

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

Minot State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from Minot State University. Of these students, 546 received undergraduate degrees and 109 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Social Work 60 $41,200
Business Administration & Management 58 $37,600
Nursing 54 $62,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 46 $37,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 41 $36,400
Teacher Education Subject Specific 32 $39,600
Marketing 27 $37,900
Liberal Arts General Studies 26 NA
Finance & Financial Management 19 $40,700
Health & Physical Education 18 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Minot State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at MSU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 1,328 students took at least one online class at Minot State University. This is a decrease from the 1,609 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,328 552
2017-2018 1,609 986
2016-2017 1,594 997
2015-2016 1,714 1,110
2013-2014 1,607 1,111

Learn more about online learning at Minot State University.

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Notes and References


*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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