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Williston State College

FALL 2016 ENROLLMENT 1039

TYPES OF DEGREES Associate degrees and certificate programs

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS/DEGREES 20

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 15

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO 18 to 1

CAMPUS LIFE

With 6 collegiate-level sports with men’s hockey, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, baseball and volleyball and numerous student life activities every month. There is always plenty to do at WSC.   Other opportunities to get involved include band, choir and various student clubs including: astronomy, Biz-Tech, Campus Crusade, diversity, massage, Phi Theta Kappa, Teton Activity Board, Student Ambassadors, Student Senate, Student Nurses Organization and Skills USA.  And also on campus is the Williston Area Recreation Center with indoor walking/running tracks, turf fields, a golf simulator, tennis courts, batting cages, cardio/weight lifting areas, multi-sport courts, a 50m Olympic-size pool, teaching pool, water park and lazy river.

LOCATION

WSC is located in Williston, a community of around 30,000, near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. The area is supported by an economic base that includes agriculture, energy and regional medical facilities. Students enjoy activities such as hunting, fishing and golfing at a nationally-recognized course.

THE AREA

Northwestern North Dakota is rich in history, farming, ranching and oil exploration and is the hub of the Lewis & Clark Trail. Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Fort Union, Fort Buford and the confluence center historic sites are within minutes of the college campus. In their spare time, students can visit the James Memorial Arts Center to view current art, get involved in theatre productions through Entertainment Inc./Youth Education on Stage, or volunteer for one of the many clubs or organizations in the area.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

WSC is an open-enrollment college. High school graduates or GED completers are eligible to apply for admission.
WSC's early entry program allows high school sophomores, juniors and seniors opportunities to take college-level courses and receive both college and high school credit at a reduced tuition rate.

2016-17 ACADEMIC YEAR COSTS*

TUITION $113.30 per credit hour
FEES $1,628.00
ROOM & BOARD $8,772.00

* North Dakota full-time resident rates; non-resident rates are the same as in-state tuition and fees with the exception of international students who are charged $152.96 per credit hour. Room and board rates assume double occupancy and 14 meals per week, with $100 flex cash.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The WSC Foundation provides over $2 million in scholarships each year; seven out of 10 applicants are awarded some type of scholarship. Most applicants who have a 2.0 GPA or above are awarded scholarships. A student who has an ACT score of 31 or higher or who is a National Merit recipient may receive the Williston State College Merit Scholarship of $5,000. In addition to academic scholarships, many program specific, regional and athletic scholarships are available. Freshman and sophomore scholarship applicants are considered equally, but scholarships are available only to students enrolled full-time. Students may apply online at or contact the financial aid office for assistance.

PRIORITY DEADLINES

SCHOLARSHIPS March 15
fafsa April 15
housing & Admissions Open

TYPES OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

Online, Interactive Video Network (IVN)

ACCREDITATION

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA); contact the campus for information about program-specific accreditation and/or certification.

WHY CHOOSE WSC?

Identified as the fastest growing micropolitan area in the United States, two years in a row, Williston offers opportunities unlike any other place in the country. Situated in Williams County, the city boasts less than 1% unemployment. A strong economy and growing businesses and population make Williston State College a prime choice for anyone looking to further their education.

WSC students can be job-ready in a high-demand career or technical field in two years or less or transfer to a four-year university with junior status after earning an associate degree. Through collaborative efforts with North Dakota universities, WSC students can also complete select bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Williston. Classes are offered on campus or online to help meet educational goals.

As the city of Williston has grown, so has the campus of Williston State, the most recent additions include the $76 million, 254,000 sq. ft. Williston Area Recreation Center (ARC), Stevens Hall, the main academic building on campus was renovated with state-of-the-art classrooms and new bookstore and cafeteria. Frontier Hall was built five years ago and includes Livdahl Lounge, located in the lower level of Frontier Hall and includes a student café, lounge space, and a computer lab.

Other new facilities in the last four years include: Frontier Hall, a 170-bed residence hall; the Western Star Career and Technology Center which houses a number of career and technical programs; a new science wing with four new labs and a student lounge; and the Livdahl Lounge, located in the lower level of Frontier Hall and includes a student café, lounge space, and a computer lab.

Williston State is also the headquarters for TrainND, which offers customized training for regional businesses, as well as opportunities for community education.

WSC’s early entry program offered by WSC allows high school sophomores, juniors and seniors opportunities to take college-level courses and receive both college and high school credit at a reduced tuition rate.

Williston State College

Chelsea

Sophomore, AA/AS
Williston, ND

My job on campus has caused me to think about pursuing marketing, and the Williams County Graduate scholarship has been a great opportunity to save for the 4-year college I’m attending next year.

WILLISTON STATE COLLEGE

1410 University Ave
Williston, ND 58801
701.774.4200
888.863.9455
www.willistonstate.edu

STUDENT SERVICES

701.774.4585
800.863.9455, ext. 4585
wsc.studentaffairs.@willistonstate.edu

ENROLLMENT SERVICES

701.774.4210
888.863.9455, ext. 4210
wsc.admission@willistonstate.edu

FINANCIAL AID

701.774.4248
888.863.9455, ext. 4248
wsc.financialaid@willistonstate.edu 

HOUSING

701.774.4528
888.863.9455, ext. 4528
wsc.housing@willistonstate.edu

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