Williston State College
- Williston State College is an open admission learner centered, comprehensive community college of the North Dakota University System providing academic transfer and occupational education, workforce training, and cultural activities to residents of North Dakota, the Upper Plains, and beyond. Williston State is committed to providing educational opportunities that are accessible, affordable, life changing, and life-long. To achieve its mission, Williston State College provides Transfer education, Occupational education, General education, Developmental education, Cultural education, Student development.
Williston State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Dakota for:
- Category Attribute
- Diversity Diversity in US community colleges
- The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 47% over five years.
|Williston State College||(ND) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Associate of Arts Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Total Faculty||37 staff||40 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,038 students||1,857 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||28:1||22:1|
|# Full-Time Students||603 students||530 students|
|# Part-Time Students||435 students||1,327 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$45,500||$38,300|
|Total Sports Offered||5 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,|
Ice Hockey, Softball,
- Williston State College is designated by the North Dakota State Board of Career and Technical Education as an area career and technology center. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1931, legislative action authorized the establishment of junior colleges in North Dakota cities with a population of more than 10,000. The Legislative Assembly amended the law in 1941 to allow junior colleges in cities with a population of more than 5,000. An extension of junior college legislation came in 1961 with the approval of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education to establish an off-campus education center in conjunction with a state supported college or university. Williston State College resulted from this legislation. Williston State College has occupied the main building located on an 80 acre campus since 1967. The administration and faculty offices, classrooms, laboratories, library, multi-purpose room, and dining services are located in this building. The student center addition, completed in 1975, includes an auditorium, bookstore, game room, student lounge, classrooms, and offices. The Art Wood building was constructed in 1972. 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. The Associate in Applied Science Degree, the diploma and the certificate are awarded to students completing vocational-technical programs. Students receiving vocational-technical training may continue at a four-year college or university, earning an advanced degree. Prepare for a career in agriculture, computer programming, computer networking, network router technician, licensed practical nurse, physical therapist assistant, massage therapist, medical transcription, diesel technology, automotive technology.
- The nearest community college to Williston State College is Dawson Community College (90.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 553 students | 90.30 Mi300 College Dr
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- 909 students | 152.60 Mi105 Simrall Blvd
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- 420 students | 159.40 Mi2715 Dickinson Street
Miles City,  MT  59301
- 4,002 students | 160.10 Mi1603 Edwards Ave.
Bismarck,  ND  58506
- 1,988 students | 218.90 Mi1801 College Dr N
Devils Lake,  ND  58301