Mayville State University is a four-year public school located in Mayville, North Dakota. MSU was established through the state constitution in 1889 and is one of North Dakota’s original colleges. The Mayville Normal School became a "teachers college" in 1925 when it began providing general education and offering four-year degrees. The institution’s present name, Mayville State University, was approved by the legislature in 1987.
Mayville State University offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. MSU uses small class sizes, which make it easier for students to participate and be heard. Distance learning courses combine the flexibility of online classes with the student-focused instruction of its on-campus programs. Almost fifteen online programs are available at MSU.