Williston State College

  • 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 1,124 students (57% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 20%.
  • Williston State College is the only community colleges within Williams County, ND.
  • The nearest community college to Williston State College is Dawson Community College (90.3 miles away).

School News

Top Placements

Williston State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Dakota for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Williston State College(ND) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty37 staff40 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Williston State College has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The Williston State College diversity score of 0.48 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,124 students1,857 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:122:1
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# Full-Time Students645 students530 students
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# Part-Time Students479 students1,327 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Williston State College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of ND.
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
2%
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% Asian
1%
-
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% Hispanic
7%
2%
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% Black
4%
2%
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% White
75%
80%
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% Two or more races
5%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
11%
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Diversity Score0.480.35
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College Completion Rate
35%
35%
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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.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,246 is more than the state average of $4,337. The in-state tuition has grown by 51% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,246 is less than the state average of $6,916. The out-state tuition has grown by 51% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,246$4,337
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,246$6,916
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Williston State College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of ND by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%87%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Williston State College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in ND by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$11,588
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Williston State College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in ND by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Williston State College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in ND by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, 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: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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, Speech Language Pathology Paraprofessional, 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.

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