From average class sizes of 20 to the town that supports its beloved college, MSU is a welcoming, close-knit community that instantly feels like home for its people. Everyone is someone at Mayville State, and our goal of committing to individualized personal service and institutional stewardship is carried out in a variety of ways throughout campus.


At MSU, we are proud to offer students a wide range not only of academic programs, but clubs, organizations, intercollegiate athletics, and fine arts as well. We want students to be supported and prepare for their lives after graduation during their tenures at Mayville State. And, life is busy. Encouraging our students to be involved with as much (or as little) as they desire during their educational experience is something faculty and staff work collaboratively on to ensure student success and satisfaction.


MSU was founded as a teaching college, and our dedication to creating leaders both academically and in other fields only increases over time. We are not limited by our intimate campus or community size. If anything, our students benefit from our size. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, students have personalized access to their professors. They're able to work in collaborative, engaging classrooms that promote unity and inclusion. The opportunities for research and service experience are monumental for our students who are seeking enrichment beyond the classroom. Mayville State University: small, but mighty.