MSU President's Newspaper Column

July 23, 2022

It’s not too late to enroll at Mayville State for the fall semester!

The summer days are passing quickly and we at Mayville State are busy preparing for an exciting fall semester. Mayville State offers valuable opportunities and options for individuals who wish to engage in higher education as they pursue their career goals and aspirations. It’s not too late to enroll in the fall semester! Classes begin Aug. 22.

To help accommodate prospective new students, we're rolling out the red carpet every Wednesday in July for those who wish to apply for admission or register for classes. (Registration is open only to those who have already been admitted to Mayville State.) Future students are invited to stop by our Enrollment Center located in Old Main 107 and our staff will help them get off to a great start as Mayville State students!

While on campus, new students may sign up for prizes and get a special gift bag. Our helpful staff members in the Advising Center, Financial Aid, Admissions, Housing, and other offices throughout campus are ready to help. Those who plan to visit are asked to email

Those who aren’t able to come to campus are invited to contact one of our enrollment specialists who will personally assist them with everything they need to get set for success. In addition, campus tours and enrollment visits are available in-person or virtually Monday through Friday.

Mayville State University offers top-quality education, legendary personal service, and much more for an outstanding value. The cost to attend Mayville State University is very affordable. Financial aid is available, along with opportunities to earn scholarships. At Mayville State, students may pursue a wide range of interesting and valuable academic offerings, and they receive the attention and direction they expect and deserve from their instructors.

Student success is the number one priority at Mayville State. On-campus and online students alike will find helpful and supportive faculty and staff who are willing and able to help. Academic and student support services are available to all students.

Mayville State offers 80+ majors, minors, and program opportunities. Students may explore new opportunities in nursing, agribusiness, accounting, teacher education, biology, and more. Whether a student wishes to pursue a career as an educator or a medical professional, or is interested in a wide variety of other career paths, Mayville State has exciting degree programs.

Students who choose to enroll online may do so as non-degree-seekers or they may pursue degree programs. Innovative online RN-to-BSN and Master of Science in Nursing programs feature flexibility to accommodate working nurses who wish to further their education. Graduate degree opportunities, including the Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Education degree program are available for those wishing to further a career in teaching.

All students who are enrolled during the Fall Semester of 2022 will be entered into a drawing to win $1,000 toward their Spring Semester 2023 tuition bill! Students must be enrolled no later than Sept. 25, 2022 to be eligible. The free tuition voucher must not exceed the total amount of tuition charged to the student’s account during the Spring Semester of 2023.

Just this week, I learned of a great Mayville State student success story that speaks to the fact that it’s just fine to make a last-minute decision to enroll at Mayville State, thrive as a student, graduate, and get a great job that is helping to meet the demand for teachers in North Dakota.

In the summer of 2018, Kayla Ostlie from Northwood, N.D. was all set to enroll as a freshman at another university. During the summer, she had a change of heart and decided to make Mayville State her college home. Mayville State faculty and staff worked with Kayla to get her ready to go for the Fall Semester of 2018. It was my honor to shake Kayla’s hand as she crossed the stage to receive her diploma on commencement day this past May. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in composite social science education and a minor in coaching, and she graduated with magna cum laude honors.

Kayla has recently been hired to teach social studies and coach at Langdon (N.D.) Public Schools this fall. We are Comet Proud of Kayla Ostlie, and we are delighted that she will be using the education she earned at Mayville State University to serve the community of Langdon and its young people. It is Mayville State’s honor to help meet the need for teachers in North Dakota with outstanding graduates like Kayla.

To learn more about how to enroll at Mayville State University this fall and experience Mayville State’s legendary personal service first-hand, call our Enrollment Center at 701-788-4842 or email