Valley City State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,119
3.99% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,108
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.32%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
80.6%
464 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,676
53.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
44.9%
75 Graduates

About

Valley City State University is a higher education institution located in Barnes County, ND. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Valley City State University were Elementary Education & Teaching (110 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees), and Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (14 degrees).

In 2020, 404 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Valley City State University. 63.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (351 degrees), 23.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Valley City State University is $6,119, which is $−22,281 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Valley City State University is $6,119, which is $−22,281 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,108.

In 2020, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,119
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Valley City State University was $6,119. The cost of tuition at Valley City State University is $−22,281 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$12,108
2020 Value
2.24%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Valley City State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,108. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Valley City State University grew by 2.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,694
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Valley City State University was of $6,694 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.02% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Valley City State University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 5.66% with respect to 2019, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.32%
2018 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Valley City State University was 7.32%, which represents 26 out of the 355 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Valley City State University received 464 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.3% annual decline. Out of those 464 applicants, 374 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,676 students enrolled at Valley City State University in 2020, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Valley City State University has an overall enrollment yield of 52.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
374
Accepted Out of 464

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Valley City State University was 80.6% (374 admissions from 464 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 76.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −10.3%, while admissions declined by −5.08%.

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage
16
Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at Valley City State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Valley City State University has a total enrollment of 1,676 students. The full-time enrollment at Valley City State University is 899 students and the part-time enrollment is 777. This means that 53.6% 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 85.9% White, 4.06% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Two or More Races, 2.33% Black or African American, 0.835% Asian, 0.716% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.358% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Valley City State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.8%), followed by White Male (33.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (80%), followed by White Male (20%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Valley City State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,676 students. The full-time enrollment at Valley City State University is 899 and the part-time enrollment is 777. This means that 53.6% of students enrolled at Valley City State University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2020 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 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
  1. White
    1,440
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    68
  3. Two or More Races
    49

The enrolled student population at Valley City State University is 85.9% White, 4.06% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Two or More Races, 2.33% Black or African American, 0.835% Asian, 0.716% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.358% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 25 students (1.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 110 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 (351 degrees awarded). There were 23.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Valley City State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (110 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees) and Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (14 degrees).

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 (285 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and History (6 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,563,864 people), Secondary school teachers (572,419 people), Education administrators (288,934 people), Other managers (227,211 people), and Special education teachers (216,017 people).

The most specialized majors at Valley City State University are Education (285 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), History (6 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (20 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Valley City State University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Valley City State University are Education (285 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), History (6 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (20 degrees).

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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 (2,957,637 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (410,102 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (197,270 people), Computer Systems Design (136,096 people), and Construction (133,757 people).

The most specialized majors at Valley City State University are Education (285 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), History (6 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (20 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 110 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 14 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Valley City State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 110 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

147
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
257
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 147 degrees were awarded to men at Valley City State University, which is 0.572 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (257).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Valley City State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 0.222 times less than the 90 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 90 degrees were awarded to women at Valley City State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 4.5 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 27% 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, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Valley City State University is Male and White (60.6% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    351 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Valley City State University is white (351 degrees awarded). There were 23.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

0.99% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    225 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    126 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Valley City State University is white female (225 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (126 degrees).

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Operations

Valley City State University has an endowment valued at nearly $9.59M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $616k (6.43%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Valley City State University had a total salary expenditure of $28.5M. Valley City State University employs 37 Assistant professors, 19 Associate professors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at Valley City State University are Male Assistant professors (20), Female Assistant professors(17), and Female Associate professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Valley City State University are: Management, with 25 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 19 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.59M
2020 Endowment
2.85%
growth from 2019

Valley City State University has an endowment valued at about $9.59M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Valley City State University grew 2.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.3M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $415k - Federal
  2. $63.1k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Valley City State University received $415k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $63.1k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.3M
2020 Salaries
3.78%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Valley City State University paid a median of $11.3M in salaries, which represents 39.5% of their overall expenditure ($28.5M) and a 3.78% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.57% growth from 2018 and a 5.98% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.84M
Instructional Salaries
68
Number of Employees

In 2020, Valley City State University paid a total of $3.84M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Valley City State University were Assistant professor with 37 employees; Associate professor with 19 employees; and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Valley City State University were Management with 25 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 19 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Valley City State University was Male Assistant professor with 20 employees, Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Female Associate professor with 12 employees.

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

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