Minot State University

Minot State University

Minot State University, also known as MSU or MiSU, was established in 1913 as the Minot State Teacher's College. Later on, it was renamed to Carnegie Master's I institution. After several other name and status changes, the university adopted its present name in 1987. The university campus is located in Minot, North Dakota, united states, and it is the third-largest public university in North Dakota. MSU offers more than 40 undergraduate and approximately 10 graduate degree programs in diverse areas of study. MSU comprises of the following colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Health Sciences
  • Graduate School

The athletic teams of MSU participate in the Dakota Athletic Conference. Their sports teams are known as the Minot State Beavers, and they compete in a variety of sports such as baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, golf, and indoor/outdoor track and field.

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Minot State University
500 University Ave W
Minot , ND 58707
General Phone: (701) 858-3000

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Minot State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management146business management, business administration, accounting, finance, international business, MIS, management information systems, marketing
Education and Teaching141education, special ed, education of hearing impaired, mental retardation education, special education, elementary school teaching, art education, business teaching, English teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling78psychology, school psychology, communication disorders, substance abuse counseling
Security and Law Enforcement50criminal justice and safety, corrections and criminal justice
Liberal Arts47German language, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, general studies, social services, economics, sociology, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine35registered nursing
Family and Social Work21social work
Computer Science and Engineering17computer and info science, computer programming, information science, web design, computer support
Science16biology, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Medical Support and Technology8radiation therapist, clinical lab tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7sports and fitness management
Media7communication studies, radio and television, communications tech courses
Art Studies6art studies
Office and Administration3office data entry
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Minot State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree47760
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years136
Master's degree9611
Associate's degree11
Post-master's certificate11

Minot State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Minot State had a total enrollment of 3,895 students (2,835 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 36%
Women 64%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 4%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 18%
20-21 19%
22-24 20%
25-29 13%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%

Minot State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 30 %

Minot State Room and Board (2007)

Minot State offers campus housing for 731 of its 2,835 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Minot, North Dakota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Dakota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Minot State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440530
SAT Math430510
SAT Writing390520
ACT Verbal1823
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT11%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT83%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Minot State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,043
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,022
Room and board $ 5,670
Room charge $ 1,790
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,970
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,100

Financial Aid:
Minot State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 299400)

Minot State Faculty

Minot State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1432
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1531

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
No academic rankcalendar year1*13$40,685
All faculty totalcalendar year2*14$43,393

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year23$69,6556$65,657
Associate professoracademic year26$58,11217$54,544
Assistant professoracademic year19$52,10041$50,190
Instructoracademic year13$37,92728$36,995
All faculty totalacademic year81$56,74092$47,988

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Minot State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Dakota Athletic Conference
Basketball Dakota Athletic Conference
Baseball Dakota Athletic Conference
Track Dakota Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports044

Minot State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Psychology, General
School Psychology
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Top 15%Minot State Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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