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Williston State College

Williston, ND 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate82%
Acceptance Rate82%

About Williston State College

Williston State College Overview

Williston State College is a public, state school in a small town setting in Williston, North Dakota. Williston State College was founded in 1910 and the school now enrolls around 1,098 students per year, which includes 1,098 undergraduates. Williston State College provides on-campus housing for up to 192 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 80% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Williston State College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Williston State College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Williston State College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Williston State College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Williston State College on the Student Life page.

2022 Williston State College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $4,353
Out-of-State $4,353
Percent of Need Met 53%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,438

Is Williston State College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what Williston State College offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Williston State College

It is not competitive to get into Williston State College. Around 82% of applicants get into Williston State College each year. Out of 564 applications received in 2022, 465 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Williston State College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 57% of students who start at Williston State College come back for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Williston State College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Williston State College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Williston State College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Williston State College's endowment was valued at $100000 thousand in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $3,653 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Williston State College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Williston State College meets 53% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,438 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $7,902 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Williston State College.

Based on this information, does Williston State College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Williston State College a good school for you?

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Where is Williston State College Located?

Williston State College is located in the small town setting of Williston, North Dakota.

If you are interested in seeing Williston State College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 2 to Williston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Slouin Field International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Williston State College and Williston are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1410 University Avenue Williston, ND 58801

Campus Setting: Small Town

Williston State College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Williston State College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Williston State College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Williston State College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Williston State College is like? There are approximately 1,098 students enrolled at Williston State College. 56% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from ND and 18% percent of students are from other states.


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