Williston State College

Williston, ND 58801
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Williston State College is one of the five public 2-year colleges in North Dakota. The campus is located in Williston town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,098 students attend the school. Every year 39% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Williston State College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,535, and fees were $1,628. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,535 and $1,628 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students1,098
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 24
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 21

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1972 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$118/credit
In State Students$118/credit
Out of State Students$118/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,310 $5,310 $5,310
ADN 70 $8,260 $8,260 $8,260
BSN 125 $14,750 $14,750 $14,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of Williston State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 27% $3,950
Other Federal Grant 5% $498
State Grant & Scholarships 21% $1,686
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 85% $4,434
Federal Student Loans 29% $4,508
Private Loans 3% $5,792


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,674
$30,001 to $48,000$10,555
$48,001 to $75,000$12,164
$75,001 to $110,000$13,612
Over $110,000$13,848

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Dakota state board of nursing.
Williston State College
1410 University Ave
Williston, ND 58801

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