Valley City State University
Valley City State University is an institution of higher learning in Valley City, North Dakota, United States, part of the eleven-member North Dakota University System.
Founded in 1890 as a "normal school" (or teacher's college), VCSU remains true to its heritage and has an outstanding reputation for producing some of the finest K-12 educators in the region. In 2005, VCSU extended its role in this area by gaining approval to offer a new online Master of Education degree program. Over the years, VCSU has steadily added to its degree program offerings in several other areas including Information Technology and a new Health Science degree (designed for students planning continued studies in Health Science graduate and professional schools). An excellent Division of Fine Arts provides creative opportunities for our students and cultural assets for the community. VCSU enhances the learning experience by providing students with access to their own laptop, advanced multimedia technology, high-speed wireless networking, and classrooms equipped with the latest educational technology. A student-faculty ratio of about 12:1 gives students one-to-one access to faculty in ways that are impossible at other universities. The 55 acre campus, one of the most attractive in North Dakota, is bordered on the south by a forested hillside and on the north by the Sheyenne River. Campus architecture features a graceful blend of historic and modern buildings. The entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District. The university is located in the southeastern part of the state in the city from which the institution takes its name. Valley City has a population of approximately 8,000 and is located 58 miles west of Fargo on Interstate 94, making the campus easily accessible both from the east and west.
Valley City State University prepares people for life through visionary leadership and exemplary practices in teaching, learning and service.
Thomas Kleppe (1919ï¿½2007), former U.S. Representative from North Dakota and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Paul Fjelde - noted sculptor and professor Earl Pomeroy, U.S. Representative from North Dakota Gary Tharaldson, Founder of the Tharaldson Companies Carleton Opgaard, noted educator James D. Ployhar, noted composer and music educator