Valley City State University

101 College St Sw, Valley city, ND 58072
Tel: (701)845-7990
Public | 1,362 students
Valley City State University is one of eleven campuses which together comprise the North Dakota University System. Valley City State University is nationally acclaimed for attracting and retaining talented individuals who advance quality learning opportunities and economic growth through technology and innovation.

School Overview:

Valley City State University
CountyBarnes County, ND
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
78 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,362 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
799 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
563 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,214 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
148 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted81%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)400-500450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)400-520460-573
ACT English (25-75%)16-2119-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2318-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2220-25

School Notes:

  • VCSU is clearly focused on preparing individual learners for the future. People are now working aggressively on projects where students document learning progress with digital portfolios. There is also an important effort to provide students with international experience capitalizing on close ties with universities in Mexico and Canada. All of these efforts ensure that the learning environment is dynamic and exciting
  • University purpose is to award degrees in education, business, and the liberal arts and sciences;, deliver a quality educational experience in an innovative culture and a technologically enhanced environment; serve the best interests of our students, region, and society; lead in effectively applying information media technologies for learning and promote the appreciation of diversity, a multicultural perspective, and global awareness.
  • The University is located in the southeastern part of the state in the city from which the institution takes its name. Valley City has a population of approximately 8000 and is located fifty-eight miles west of Fargo on Interstate 94, making the campus easily accessible both from the east and west. The fifty-five acre campus, one of the most attractive in North Dakota, is bordered on the south by a forested hillside and on the north by the Sheyenne River. Campus architecture features a graceful blend of historic and modern buildings.
  • Valley City State University os accredited by North Central Association, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
  • Valley City State University (VCSU) has been recognized in the America's Best Colleges 2005 edition of U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 5 public Comprehensive Colleges in the Midwest.
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