Higher Education

Minot State University (MSU) is a fully-accredited university offering baccalaureate and graduate degrees, along with continuing education and online programs. MSU is accredited by 11 different agencies throughout the U.S. with over 80 undergraduate programs, 12 pre-professional programs, 14 graduate programs, and an average enrollment of 3,500 students.

“Minot State University was established over 100 years ago and is widely recognized throughout the state and across the region for its outstanding academic quality and strong educational standards.”
-Dr. Steven Shirley, Minot State University President
  • U.S. News and World Report ranked Minot State University for "Best0WalkingUniversityAvenue13.JPG Online Bachelor's Programs, Best Online Graduate Business Programs, and Top Public Schools." [source]
  • As reported by BestColleges.com, Minot State University's out-of-state tuition rate makes it the third most affordable university in the U.S. [source]
  • MSU was named number four out of the top 15 Most Affordable Online Colleges and Universities in the U.S. for its online bachelor's degrees. [source]
  • According to GreatValueColleges.net, MSU's RN to BSN degree ranked first in North Dakota and 19th in the nation as one of the most affordable RN to BSN online degree programs. [source]
  • MSU was ranked number one on the list of 2015's Top Online Master's in Special Education. [source]
Dakota College at Bottineau offers 42 career/technical programs or options leading to certificates of completion, diplomas, or AAS degrees. It also offers comprehensive university parallel/transfer coursework leading to AA or AS degrees. Programs of study include business, caregiver services, computer technology, education, health programs, and natural resources.

Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps provides a “no cost” education and career technical training to young people ages 16-24 in the following vocational trades: Advanced Auto Technician; Carpentry; Electrocardiogram Technician; Facilities Maintenance; Food Service; Health Occupations, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), and Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN); Medical Office Support; Office Administration; and Welding.