Williston State College: Narrative Description
WILLISTON STATE COLLEGE D-2
Williston, ND 58802-1326
Tel: (701)774-4200; 888-863-9455
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wsc.nodak.edu/
State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Dakota University System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 80-acre small town campus. Endowment: $52,200. Educational spending 2003-04: $4642 per student. Total enrollment: 937. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 540 applied, 98% were admitted. Full-time: 565 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 372 students, 80% women, 20% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 3 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 28% 25 or older, 13% live on campus, 85% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs. Off campus study at Lake Region State College.
Open admission except for practical nursing and physical therapist assistant programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $2073 full-time, $79.76 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3111 full-time, $119.64 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $575 full-time, $22.11 per credit part-time. College room and board: $3500. College room only: $1000.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 17 open to all; national sororities; 2% of women are members. Most popular organizations: PTK, PBL, Student Senate, VICA, Student Nurses Association. Major annual events: Winter Carnival, Graduation, Halloween Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. 90 college housing spaces available; 20 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Williston State College Library with 16,218 books, 14 microform titles, 214 serials, 475 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Midway between two dams, Fort Peck in Montana and Garrison in North Dakota, Williston has been a railroad and distributing center since its earliest days. In the farming and stock-raising region of the oil-rich Williston Basin, the city has more than 1,000 producing wells within its trade territory. This is a rural community with temperate climate. The area is served by bus, rail, and air lines. Good U.S. Highways intersect the city. Community services include 24 churches representing 18 denominations, a public library, museum, community concert association, modern hospital, and clinics. There are also various civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations here. Local recreation includes theaters, a drive-in, golf clubs, bowling alley, tennis courts, baseball stadium, several softball complexes, and excellent fishing in Garrison Reservoir and the Missouri River.
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