Valley City State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,619
4.01% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$12,164
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.926%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
83.4%
429 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,658
49.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
47.5%
75 Graduates

About

Valley City State University is a higher education institution located in Barnes County, ND. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Valley City State University were Elementary Education & Teaching (115 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (27 degrees), and General Music (22 degrees).

In 2022, 443 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Valley City State University. 69.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (386 degrees), 27.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Valley City State University is $6,619, which is $−21,711 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Valley City State University is $6,619, which is $−21,711 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,164.

In 2022, 59% of undergraduate students attending Valley City State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,619
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Valley City State University was $6,619. The cost of tuition at Valley City State University is $−21,711 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$12,164
2022 Value
8.15%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Valley City State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,164. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Valley City State University grew by 8.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,919
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Valley City State University was of $6,919 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.52% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Valley City State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 9.26% with respect to 2021, when 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.926%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Valley City State University was 0.926%, which represents 3 out of the 324 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Valley City State University received 429 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.94% annual growth. Out of those 429 applicants, 358 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,658 students enrolled at Valley City State University in 2022. 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Valley City State University has an overall enrollment yield of 57.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
358
Accepted Out of 429

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Valley City State University was 83.4% (358 admissions from 429 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.94%, while admissions declined by −0.556%..

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SAT Scores

2%
Submission Percentage (2022)
5
Scores Submitted (2022)

2% of enrolled first-time students at Valley City State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Valley City State University had a total enrollment of 1,658 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Valley City State University is 828 students and the part-time enrollment is 830. This means that 49.9% of students enrolled at Valley City State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Valley City State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.1% White, 4.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.1% Two or More Races, 1.81% Black or African American, 0.844% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.543% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.422% Asian.

Students enrolled at Valley City State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.9%), followed by White Male (32.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40%), followed by Two or More Races Male (20%) and Two or More Races Female (20%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Valley City State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,658 students. The full-time enrollment at Valley City State University is 828 and the part-time enrollment is 830. This means that 49.9% of students enrolled at Valley City State University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Valley City State University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Valley City State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,377 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    73 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    68 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Valley City State University is 83.1% White, 4.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.1% Two or More Races, 1.81% Black or African American, 0.844% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.543% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.422% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 52 students (3.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 173 more women than men received degrees from Valley City State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Valley City State University is white (386 degrees awarded). There were 27.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Valley City State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (115 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (27 degrees) and General Music (22 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Valley City State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (269 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (31 degrees), and History (4 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Valley City State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,683,265 people), Secondary school teachers (538,365 people), Education administrators (301,669 people), Other managers (234,869 people), and Special education teachers (199,017 people).

The most specialized majors at Valley City State University in 2022 are Education (269 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (31 degrees), History (4 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Valley City State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Valley City State University are Education (269 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (31 degrees), History (4 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Valley City State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,038,870 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (434,920 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (265,189 people), Individual & family services (166,560 people), and Computer Systems Design (160,221 people).

The most specialized majors at Valley City State University are Education (269 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (31 degrees), History (4 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Valley City State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 115 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Valley City State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 115 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

135
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
308
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 135 degrees were awarded to men at Valley City State University, which is 0.438 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (308).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Valley City State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.86 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Valley City State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 18.2 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from Valley City State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Valley City State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.33% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    386 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Valley City State University is white (386 degrees awarded). There were 27.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14 degrees).

1.13% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    276 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    110 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Valley City State University is white female (276 degrees awarded). There were 2.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (110 degrees).

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Operations

Valley City State University has an endowment valued at nearly $11.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 374k (3.32%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Valley City State University had a total salary expenditure of 28.8M. Valley City State University employs 43 Assistant professors, 15 Professors and 13 Associate professors. Most academics at Valley City State University are Female Assistant professor (22), Male Assistant professor (21), and Female Associate professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Valley City State University are: Management, with 24 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 19 employees, and Service with 17 employees.

Endowment

$11.3M
2022 Endowment
15%
decline from 2021

Valley City State University has an endowment valued at about $11.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Valley City State University declined 15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.5M
2022 Salaries
6.88%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Valley City State University paid a median of $12.5M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($28.8M) and a 6.88% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.16M
Instructional Salaries
73
Number of Employees

In 2022, Valley City State University paid a total of $4.16M to 73 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
43 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
24 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Valley City State University were Assistant professor with 43 employees, Professor with 15 employees, and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Valley City State University were Management with 24 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 19 employees, and Service with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Valley City State University was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Male Assistant professor with 21 employees, and Female Associate professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Valley City State University.

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