• Address: 500 University Avenue, West Minot, ND 58707

  • Phone Number: 1-800-777-0750

  • Website: http://www.minotstateu.edu/online/degrees.shtml

About

Minot State University is a public university established in 1913. It is dedicated to exceptional education, scholarships, and community engagement through stern academic experiences, devotion to social service and a thriving campus life.

The university is committed to preparing students and the system for the evolving social and technological challenges of the world. It also gives a high-quality education where, when, and how it is required to a diverse student population.

  • MSU acceptance rate is 60% and the total student population is 3,412 with 2,132 full-timers and 1,280 part-timers.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 11:1 which allows an individual attention towards each and every student. The total graduation rate is 43%.

Online Education at MSU

The online programs offer reaches you regardless of your schedule or location. MSU online allows you to advance your educational despite limitations of location and time. The programs are made affordable and convenient for the working class.

Reviews

Some of the student’s reviews are given below

  • The campus is really enjoyable with a lot of activities and events happening in and outside the campus. There is a diverse culture in the campus which makes the way for learnings every day.

  • The faculties are strong in their respective fields and they also give the additional information required for the academics. Most of them work with the students to see some progress in the students.

  • There are a wide variety of majors and programs which can satisfy almost everyone’s interest. The online classes are really good.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Minot, North Dakota

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002994

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Programmatic Accreditation

ACEN, NCATE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.minotstateu.edu/online/degrees.shtml, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Institutional accreditation is by the Higher Learning Commission(HLC)

The programmatic accreditations are as follows

  • Nursing degrees have been accreditation is by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

  • Education degrees have been accreditation is by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 11: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 70 % Part Time: 64 %
Total Population 3,412
Student Population Full Time: 2,132 Part Time: 1,280
Gender Division Male: 39 % Female: 61 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 33 %

The College Monk

Female: 49 %

Total Graduation Rate: 43 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Minot State University (MSU) offers 21 online programs across 6 Majors

Business Management

Offering 7 programs accross 3 degrees

Nursing

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Human Services

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Education

Offering 8 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

Minot State University (MSU) Acceptance Rate is 60%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $35
Graduate Application Fee $35

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 846
Total Applicants Admitted 506
Applicants Enrolled 360
Full time Applicants Enrolled 311
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 49
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Minot State University (MSU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 53
Number of students submitting ACT scores 289
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 15%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 80%
SAT Math 467 average 425 - 510 range
SAT Critical Reading 480 average 440 - 520 range
ACT Composite 21 average 19 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university provides several financial aids for the students as the online classes are taken by the working classes and the institution wants to eliminate financial obligations to achieve higher education.

Minot State Campus Connection is a Financial Obligation Agreement (FOA) which has now been combined into campus connection. This will require students who register for classes in spring semester 2014 and beyond to confirm that they understand registering for classes results in a financial obligation.

The university wants everyone to fill the FAFSA form as a fundamental step towards the financial aid process. The federal school code is 002994.

  • The Federal Aid includes Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Work-Study and so on.

  • The Institutional Aid includes Harvey & Arlone Twyman Scholarship, Bert Skakoon String Scholarship, Blanche Lynch Memorial Scholarship, Ruth Schell Overholser Scholarship, and Gary Stenehjem Organ Scholarship.

  • The State Aid includes the North Dakota State Grant.

  • The Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Tuition Assistance Program. 

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,394 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $540 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $540 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major, Minimum of 3.25 CGPA June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $4,931 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $4,931 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $4,931 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $4,931 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
North Dakota State Grant $1,950 North Dakota residents, Full time. April 15th, 2019

Data Source: http://www.minotstateu.edu/online/degrees.shtml, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Harvey & Arlone Twyman Scholarship $3,200 Incoming freshmen majoring in art, 3.00 GPA February 15th, 2019
Bert Skakoon String Scholarship $3,200 Outstanding orchestral string students who attend MSU. Varies
Blanche Lynch Memorial Scholarship $3,200 Outstanding junior for the senior year in vocal or instrumental music. Varies
John and Patricia Strohm Music Scholarship $3,200 Minimum GPA of 3.0 or Higher Varies
Ruth Schell Overholser Scholarship $3,200 Minimum GPA of 3.0 or Higher. Varies
Gary Stenehjem Organ Scholarship $3,200 Awarded to organ students. Varies

Data Source: http://www.minotstateu.edu/online/degrees.shtml, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $4,959 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $1,116 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: http://www.minotstateu.edu/online/degrees.shtml, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $7,233
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,387
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,664
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,012
Over $110,000 $12,445

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 20% $3,762
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 80% $4,627
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 15% $4,280
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 70% $3,363
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 43% $5,481
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 41% $4,832
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 9,987
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 256 $4,941
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 250 $4,959
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 6 $4,181

Data Source: http://www.minotstateu.edu/online/degrees.shtml, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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