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Rooted in tradition since 1890, Valley City State University takes pride in shaping you into the person you want to be, doing something you love. We’re here to support you throughout your journey at the university, and beyond, as you go out into the world with your talent. VCSU is proud to be a part of the North Dakota University System. 

VCSU helps students pursue their passions through innovative, student-centered learning experiences.


A major specific to you.

Choose from more than 65 academic programs, designed to teach you the skills needed to be successful in your career. Our offerings range from various education tracks to the very hands-on Fisheries and Wildlife Science program. And with a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, you’ll get attention from professors who believe in your potential.

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Where you belong.

Deciding where you’ll spend your college life involves many factors, but one of the most important is that feeling when you step on campus and know you belong. Schedule a visit or contact us to find out if VCSU is a good fit for you. We’re here to help you throughout the admissions process. Learn about what it takes to become a Viking.

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Featured Graduate

Meet Cora Potts

Cora Potts is graduating with a Bachelor of University Studies and an Art Minor. Potts grew up in Bertha, MN, and attended VCSU to play softball and study art. She returned in the fall of 2023 to complete her bachelor’s degree to further her career. She works as a substititue teacher and plans to use her degree to teach 7th grade math right after graduation. Next fall, she plans to teach K-6 art in Valley City. Potts enjoys working with, and building relationships with learners of all ages and has enjoyed the small community feeling of VCSU. Tune in to the commencement livestream to hear more about Cora’s experience at VCSU.

Read more about Cora here. 

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Forward Together Capital Campaign

McCarthy Hall remodel rendering

We are undertaking our boldest initiative yet: our first-ever capital campaign, Forward Together: The Campaign for Valley City State University. Learn more about our plans for updated athletic facilities, campus buildings, and enhancements to scholarships.

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