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WILLISTON STATE COLLEGE Latitude and Longitude:

48°9′27.9″N 103°36′53.4″W / 48.157750°N 103.614833°W / 48.157750; -103.614833

Williston State
Williston State Logo.png
Motto"Where the people make the difference."
Type Public
President Dr. John Miller
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location, ,
ColorsGreen and White
Affiliations North Dakota University System
SportsBasketball (men and women), hockey (men), volleyball (women), softball (women), baseball (men)
Website www.willistonstate.edu//

Williston State College (WSC) is a two-year public college in Williston, North Dakota, United States, part of the North Dakota University System. Founded in 1957, WSC provides general, vocational, and technical education. For most of its history the college has worked in close connection with the University of North Dakota. It was originally called University of North Dakota-Williston (UND-W).

Programs of Study

Williston State College offers over 70 areas of two-year associate in arts or associate in science degrees, including:

Arts and Human Sciences

  • Communications
  • English and Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Psychology and Other Social Sciences

Business Technology

Mathematics and Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Medical Field
  • Physics

Students can also earn Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees in the following fields:

Health and Wellness

  • Massage
  • Nursing

Trades Technology

  • Carpentry
  • Diesel
  • Petroleum Production
  • Welding

Through collaborative agreements with other colleges and universities in the North Dakota University System, WSC students can complete select bachelor's and master's degrees in Williston.


As of Fall 2012, the following were on-campus tuition rates for attending WSC:

  • ND Residents: $139.36 per credit
  • Non-ND Residents: $139.36 per credit
  • International Students: $174.68
  • Distance Education classes cost $181.92


The athletic teams for Williston State College are the Tetons. Williston State College has Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, Men's Baseball, Men's Hockey, and Women's Fastpitch Softball. They compete in the Mon-Dak Conference.


WSC campus housing is designed to provide students with affordable living opportunities that promote personal and social development through group living. Limited family housing is also available. All housing units are governed by campus disciplinary policy as outlined in the WSC group living Student Code of Conduct. Only current registered Williston State College residents may occupy campus housing units; with preference given to full-time students. A one-time, non-refundable $40 application fee is required or all housing units. A $200 first installment is required to receive and reserve a room assignment. WSC provides laundry facilities, mail, and internet and cable services to its campus housing residents. Dormitory-style housing is fully furnished with students required to provide their own linens. Family housing is unfurnished. The Teton Grill, located in Steven's Hall, is open Monday through Friday. Students electing to live in campus housing are required to purchase a minimum meal plan each semester. Additional meal plans are available for campus housing residents as well as other students interested in purchasing a meal plan.