Mission & Purposes

Turning students who want a chance into citizens who get things done.


The mission of Mayville State University is to educate and guide students, as individuals, so that they may realize their full career potential and enhance their lives. We do this in an environment that reflects our tradition of personal service, commitment to innovative technology-enriched education and dynamic learning relationships with community, employers and society.

As a member of the North Dakota University System, Mayville State University offers undergraduate degrees.


    • To provide academic programs and services that address contemporary career and workforce opportunities.
    • To maintain collaborative relationships with schools, employers, and communities which contribute to the economic growth and social vitality of North Dakota.
    • To deliver flexible programs, instruction, and student services to meet the needs of the individual.
    • To cultivate an environment that supports creativity, intellectual curiosity, lifelong learning, service, and an appreciation of diversity.