Valley City State University is a public university located in Valley City, North Dakota. VCSU is situated on a 55 acre campus, and the entire campus is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. The university is one of eleven institutions in the North Dakota University System.
Valley City State University was established in 1890 as a normal school, which is also known as a teachers college, and for over one hundred years has provided students with an engaging social and academic learning environment. Staying true to its heritage, Valley City University has developed a stellar reputation for educating some of the top teachers in the area.
VCSU students benefit from small class sizes, and more than half of the universities classes consist of less than 20 students. In 1996, the university began issuing laptops to students and faculty to support learning, and to help students grow socially, intellectually and technologically so that they can succeed in a growing technologically advanced world. VCSU provides an education that combines outstanding teaching, service, learning, and leadership that prepares students to succeed in life.
VCSU has an enrollment of over 1,300 students, and offers undergraduate degrees and an online Masters in Education degree. The academic departments and divisions at VCSU consist of Communication Arts and Social Science, Business and Information Technology, School of Education and Graduate Studies, Math, Science and Health & Physical Education and Fine Arts. The universities most popular degrees include business administration, elementary education and teaching, general studies, wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management, speech communication and rhetoric and health/medical preparatory programs. VCSU offers an opportunity for distance learning for students that want to earn a degree from VCSU, but don’t have a schedule that allows them to do so. The online classes are delivered through the internet, which makes students able to participate from any location that has internet access. Students have the choice of either working independently, or together with fellow distance education students.
VCSU has a student affairs office that consists of nine departments including counseling, financial aid, student center, student activities, bookstore, health services and enrollment services. The student affairs departments offer services to assist students during their time at VCSU. Campus safety services such as vehicle patrols, lighted sidewalks and pathways and controlled access to dormitories are some of the things that exist at VCSU to provide students with a sense of security while on campus.
VCSU offers a variety of student organizations, activities & cultural events as well as sororities, fraternities and intramural athletic programs to students wishing to enhance their college experience outside of the classroom. VCSU’s student activities are sponsored by the Viking Campus Activities Board, which is a group of student volunteers that organize on campus events and activities.
The price of tuition and fees for in state students is $6,334 per year, and $14,112 per year for out of state students. The annual cost of roam and board is $5,454. Financial aid is available to qualified students needing assistance, and over 50 percent of VCSU’s full time undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid.
VCSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:413
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