Minot State University is a baccalaureate higher learning institution located in Minot, North Dakota. Minot State is the third largest university of public status residing in the state of North Dakota. In addition, Minot State has received financial backing from the state of North Dakota and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Minot State puts the student first because the university firmly believes that a student’s success ultimately requires continual, collaborative focus from all who are involved in the education process – students, faculty, and staff alike. For these reasons, Minot State has broken the bar of 3,400 students and will continue to grow as time goes by.
The options that distance learners have when enrolling at Minot State University Online are diverse and well-developed. There are nine undergraduate degrees available that can be earned 100% online. Following this are two degrees, and four certificates that can be earned in a likewise manner. The student can even choose from 200 online courses independently in order to create their own online experience.
The undergraduate degrees that can be earned online are listed as the Bachelor of Science in Management, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management, the Bachelor of Science in Marketing, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business Information Technology, the Bachelor of Science in International Business, the Bachelor of Science in Management, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Bachelor of General Studies (for students that assemble their own major) and there is also an Associate of Science with emphasis in Developmental Disabilities.
All of these degrees can be taken at a standard pace, or the student can stack up courses, head into the fast-lane, and complete their degree at a quicker pace. Students can also take their existing bachelor’s degrees and advance them to either the Master of Science in Management or the Master of Science in Information Systems. The certificates can also be applied in a similar manner and are among the Certificate in Application Software Specialist, the Certificate in Desktop and Web Publishing, and the Graduate Certificate in Knowledge Management.
Since Minot State University is state-supported, tuition varies based on the student’s status of residence. Resident/Non-resident undergraduates will pay $4,179/$11,158 per year when enrolling full-time and $210/$501 per credit hour when enrolling part-time. Resident/Non-resident graduates will pay $5,527/$14,578 per year when enrolling full-time and $266/$651 when enrolling part-time.
Minot State University is generous in the financial aid it lends with just under half of all financial aid recipients being supplied by Minot State itself. Federal grants supply approximately 7 out of 10 students with tuition grants in any given year. State and local sources provide about 1 out of 4 financial aid recipients with tuition aid as well.
Minot State University is small, but growing and certainly isn’t small in its academics. For its size Minot State should be commended for all the educational opportunities available to students on campus and online. Distance learners can do anything from take a course to earn their degree, and opportunities like this from Minot State University will only grow with each coming year.