FINANCIAL AID RATE99%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO13:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE44
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$5,657
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
Valley City State University
3315 University Dr, Bismarck, ND
Valley City State University, located in Valley City, North Dakota, is a public land grant university founded in 1890. Originally founded as a normal school, today it is part of the 11 member North Dakota State University System. The school is a laptop university school, which provides all students a laptop as part of the technology fee which also grants campus wide wireless internet access. The school serves nearly 1400 students a year, and is dedicated to providing them the best educational opportunities possible.
Valley City State University offers a number of majors to allow students to choose the academic program that best suits their needs and goals. Such programs typically take four years to complete and result in a bachelor's degree. Minor degree programs are also available, allowing students to add an additional area of study to their curriculum that may be taken out of interest or to augment one's major.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in Valley City State University must have completed the equivalent of a high school education. Students must submit an application for admission, transcripts and standardized test scores. If they meet the requirements for admissions, they will receive notification of acceptance and begin the process of enrollment. Registration takes place prior to the start of each semester.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine a student's financial needs, program eligibility and monetary awards. Financial aid must be applied for every year, prior to the start of the school year.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants Valley City State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Valley City State University has a total student population of about 1,500, with undergraduate students making up about 91% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range estimates:
- In-State: $5,900-$7,100
- Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,360
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $270-$330 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $420-$500 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$6,078|
|Receiving Student Loans||68%||$7,010|
Academics & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Valley City State University may provide services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1997)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1954)
Valley City State University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (373)
- Basketball (373)
- Track and Field (373)
- Football (373)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Valley City State University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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