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Valley City State University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Valley City State University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Valley City State University Ranked?

2021 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.

Valley City State University was awarded 28 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Valley City State University landed the #1,110 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 8 colleges in North Dakota, Valley City State University is ranked at #6.

See all of the rankings for Valley City State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Valley City State University?

Acceptance Rate

Valley City State University has an acceptance rate of 76%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 7% of students accepted to Valley City State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 560. Math scores were between 520 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Valley City State University  ( 460 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Valley City State University  ( 520 to 560 )
Valley City State University received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Valley City State University  ( 18 to 23 )

Learn more about Valley City State University admissions.

Valley City State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Valley City State University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 Valley City State University is 63%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  63 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Valley City 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 Valley City 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 Valley City State University is 21%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Valley City State University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,524 undergraduates at Valley City State University with 904 being full-time and 620 being part-time.

Valley City State University Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Valley City State University is 64.62 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  64.62 out of 100
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How Much Does Valley City State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Valley City State University is $11,737. 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 Valley City State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,280 $7,796 $11,622 $13,455 $14,112

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 Valley City State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 Valley City State University, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $7,010 a year. That adds up to $28,040 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Valley City State University is 7.4%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Valley City State University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Valley City State University make about $39,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Valley City State University make the most money.

Location of Valley City State University

Valley City State University is a public institution located in Valley City, North Dakota. Valley City is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of 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

Valley City State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 24 majors graduated from Valley City State University. Of these students, 300 received undergraduate degrees and 47 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
Teacher Education Grade Specific 113 $36,300
Teacher Education Subject Specific 75 $40,500
Business Administration & Management 24 $33,800
Wildlife Management 11 NA
Health & Physical Education 9 NA
Human Services 8 NA
General English Literature 8 NA
General Biology 7 NA
General Psychology 7 NA
Computer Engineering 6 NA

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

Online Learning at Valley City State University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,121 students took at least one online class at Valley City State University. This is an increase from the 1,101 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,121 738
2016-2017 1,101 698
2015-2016 1,041 634
2014-2015 989 592
2013-2014 991 570

Learn more about online learning at Valley City 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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