• Williston State College operates as a two-year public community college in the North Dakota University System (NDUS). The college is one of eleven institutions under the jurisdiction of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. Williston State College offers transfer programs leading to Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees. Students can complete the first two years of many majors and transfer with junior status to most four-year colleges and universities.

School Highlights

Williston State College serves 959 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 20%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 959 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Williston State College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Dakota for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Williston State College
(ND) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
37 staff
99 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Williston State College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Williston State College diversity score of 0.47 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
959 students
1,060 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
573 students
468 students
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# Part-Time Students
386 students
748 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
789 students
265 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
573 students
468 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
9 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
386 students
748 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
196 students
259 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
2%
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% Asian
n/a
1%
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% Hispanic
8%
4%
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% Black
5%
4%
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% White
72%
80%
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% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Non Resident races
6%
3%
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% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in ND.
Diversity Score
0.47
0.35
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.61%
1.25%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.31%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$45,500
$38,300
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Williston State College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of ND by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,148
$10,754
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Softball, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Agriculture Club, Astronomy Club, Computer Technology Club, CRU, Diversity Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Theta Lambda, Skills USA, Student Ambassadors, Student Nurses Organization, Student Senate, Teton Activity Board, Tetons Lead

Arts and Music Programs:
Athletic Band, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Concert Chorale, Orchestra
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • The mission of WSC, "Where the People Make the Difference," is to provide accessible, affordable, life changing, and life-long educational pathways to residents of North Dakota, the Upper Plains, and beyond.
  • WSC operates as a two-year public community college in the NDUS. The College is one of 11 institutions under the North Dakota SBHE's jurisdiction.
  • WSC offers transfer programs leading to Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees. Students can complete the first two years of many majors and transfer with junior status to most four-year colleges and universities.
  • The Associate in Applied Science degree and the certificate program are awarded to students completing career-technical programs. Students receiving career-technical training may continue at a four-year college or university, earning an advanced degree.
  • WSC's career-technical programs include: Accounting, Agriculture, Business Management, Information Technology, Massage Therapy, Nursing, Petroleum Technology & Automation, Sport & Recreation Management, Transportation Technician Technology, and Welding.
  • WSC operates on the semester calendar. All academic units are expressed in terms of semester credit hours.
  • WSC is committed to student excellence. WSC embraces quality student experiences, open communication, and actionable data that enrich personal relationships among our college, faculty, and students.
  • WSC believes that people make the difference; that the College is the heart of the communities we serve; that our facilities are a needed, neutral, and central community space; and that our faculty and staff serve multiple and diverse needs in a global environment. 
  • WSC strives for a strong student presence on-campus, expanded offerings, fiscal sustainability, modern facilities, current technologies, and continuous improvement as a result of both our master and strategic plans.

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Williston State College often compared to?

Williston State Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Lake Region State College by visitors of our site.

What sports does Williston State College offer?

Williston State College offers 5 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Williston State College's ranking?

Williston State College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Dakota for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 959 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,270 per year for in-state students and $7,571 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,764 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

North Dakota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.35, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Dakota College at Bottineau. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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