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  • U.S. News and World Report ranked Minot State University for "Best Online Bachelor's Programs, Best Online Graduate Business Programs, and Top Public Schools." [source]
  • As reported by, Minot State University's out-of-state tuition rate makes it the third most affordable university in the U.S. [source]
  • MSU is widely known as being a top-choice university for Canadian students. [source]
  • According to the 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey, North Dakota leads the nation in the emotional, physical and mental well-being of its residents. [source]
  • In 2014, a Gallup poll showed that North Dakota residents were the most positive in the nation about their public school system, with 87 percent of responders rating the system as excellent or good. The poll also showed that 82 percent of residents believe the public school system prepares students for the workplace. [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 Gallup's annual state job marketing ranking, North Dakota leads in job opportunities and companies expanding. [source]
  • According to, 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 in the list of 2015's Top Online Master's in Special Education. [source]