Valley City State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,493
3.99% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$12,715
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
7.42%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
76.3%
384 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,522
55.6% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
34.9%
68 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 (86 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees), and Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (17 degrees).

In 2017, 283 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Valley City State University. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (247 degrees), 22.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Valley City State University is $5,493, which is $-19,701 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Valley City State University is $5,493, which is $-19,701 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,715.

In 2017, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,493
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Valley City State University was $5,493. The cost of tuition at Valley City State University is $-19,701 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$12,715
2017 Value
5.32%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Valley City State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,715. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Valley City State University grew by 5.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,352
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Valley City State University was of $6,352 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.87% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Valley City State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.75% with respect to 2016, when 57% 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.
7.42%
2016 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Valley City State University was 7.42%, which represents 21 out of the 283 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 384 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.23% annual growth. Out of those 384 applicants, 293 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,522 students enrolled at Valley City State University in 2017, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Valley City State University has an overall enrollment yield of 64.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
293
Accepted Out of 384

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Valley City State University was 76.3% (293 admissions from 384 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 98.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.23%, while admissions declined by -19.7%.

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage
14
Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at Valley City State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Valley City State University has a total enrollment of 1,522 students. The full-time enrollment at Valley City State University is 846 students and the part-time enrollment is 676. This means that 55.6% 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 84.5% White, 4.86% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Two or More Races, 2.3% Black or African American, 1.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.723% Asian, and 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Valley City State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.7%), followed by White Male (36.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (58.3%), followed by White Male (25%) and Two or More Races Female (16.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Valley City State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,522 students. The full-time enrollment at Valley City State University is 846 and the part-time enrollment is 676. This means that 55.6% of students enrolled at Valley City State University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2017 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
    1,286
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    74
  3. Two or More Races
    54

The enrolled student population at Valley City State University is 84.5% White, 4.86% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Two or More Races, 2.3% Black or African American, 1.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.723% Asian, and 0.131% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 14 students (0.92%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 69 more women than men received degrees from Valley City State University. The majority of degree recipients at Valley City State University are white (247 degrees awarded). There were 22.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Valley City State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (86 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees) and Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (17 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Education (174 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 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 (2,031,195 people), Secondary school teachers (328,551 people), Education administrators (319,957 people), Other managers (274,912 people), and Postsecondary teachers (186,131 people).

The most specialized majors at Valley City State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Education (174 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), Psychology (13 degrees), and Communications (8 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, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Valley City State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Education (174 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), Psychology (13 degrees), and Communications (8 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 (3,109,135 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (476,833 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (349,732 people), Outpatient care centers (204,948 people), and Individual & family services (176,240 people).

The most specialized majors at Valley City State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Education (174 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), Psychology (13 degrees), and Communications (8 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. 86 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Valley City State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 86 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 107
  2. 176

In 2017, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Valley City State University, which is 0.608 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (176).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Valley City State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.33 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 77 degrees were awarded to women at Valley City State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 8.56 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 21% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Valley City State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.47% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    247 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Valley City State University is white (247 degrees awarded). There were 22.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (11 degrees).

0.707% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    155 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    92 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Valley City State University is white female (155 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (92 degrees).

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Operations

Valley City State University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.81M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $432k (6.34%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Valley City State University had a total salary expenditure of $25.6M. Valley City State University employs 35 Assistant professors, 16 Associate professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at Valley City State University are Female Assistant professors (21), Male Assistant professors(14), and Male Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Valley City State University are: Management, with 24 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 24 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.81M
2017 Endowment
6.36%
decline from 2016

Valley City State University has an endowment valued at about $6.81M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Valley City State University declined 6.36% 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. $868k - Federal
  2. $56.9k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Valley City State University received $868k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $56.9k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.2M
2017 Salaries
1.34%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Valley City State University paid a median of $11.2M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($25.6M) and a 1.34% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.69% growth from 2015 and a 4.41% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.57M
Instructional Salaries
66
Number of Employees

In 2017, Valley City State University paid a total of $3.57M to 66 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
35 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
24 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Valley City State University were Assistant professor with 35 employees; Associate professor with 16 employees; and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Valley City State University were Management with 24 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 24 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Valley City State University was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Male Associate professor with 10 employees.

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

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