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28 Colleges
13,466 Yearly Graduations
$27,665 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$33,723 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

North Dakota ranked #47 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 13,466 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in North Dakota is $6,916 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $8,190 a year.

About 60% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $8,431 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
3,527 Yearly Degrees
$10,534 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 14,406 students at UND in total, 8,525 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UND undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

63% of UND students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,331 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,259 Yearly Degrees
$6,743 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 10,782 full-time undergraduates at North Dakota State University, and 14,358 students altogether. For undergraduates at North Dakota State University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

67% of North Dakota State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,282 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Dakota State University is $40,400.

#3

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
1,118 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,067 full-time undergraduates at BSC, and 3,756 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

50% of BSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,592 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BSC is $41,300.

#4

University of Mary

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,011 Yearly Degrees
$16,740 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Mary is 3,396, of which 1,794 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UMary undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

66% of UMary students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,318 a year. UMary has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMary with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
765 Yearly Degrees
$8,049 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,216 students at MSU in total, 1,952 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MSU is 4.7 years.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,637 a year. MSU has a 8.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

North Dakota State College of Science

Wahpeton, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
600 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at North Dakota State College of Science is 2,985, of which 1,707 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

74% of North Dakota State College of Science students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,143 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,100 during the early-career years.

#7

Valley City State University

Valley City, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
405 Yearly Degrees
$5,872 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Valley City State University is 1,522, of which 834 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

68% of Valley City State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,010 a year. Valley City State University has a 7.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,400 during the early-career years.

#8

Lake Region State College

Devils Lake, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
332 Yearly Degrees

There are 527 full-time undergraduates at Lake Region State College, and 1,972 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,836 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,100 during the early-career years.

#9

Rasmussen College - North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
327 Yearly Degrees
$8,640 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 527 students at Rasmussen College - North Dakota in total, 317 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Rasmussen College - North Dakota undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

79% of Rasmussen College - North Dakota students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,249 a year. Rasmussen College - North Dakota has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rasmussen College - North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Williston State College

Williston, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
325 Yearly Degrees

There are 615 full-time undergraduates at Williston State College, and 1,098 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,497 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Williston State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
321 Yearly Degrees
$5,826 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 922 full-time undergraduates at DSU, and 1,425 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at DSU is 4.8 years.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Around 53% of accepted students are men, and 47% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,188 a year. DSU has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from DSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

University of Jamestown

Jamestown, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
288 Yearly Degrees
$11,806 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 871 full-time undergraduates at JC, and 1,135 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at JC is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 61% are men and 39% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at JC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,542 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from JC is $36,800.

#13

Mayville State University

Mayville, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$5,580 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 600 full-time undergraduates at Mayville State University, and 1,140 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mayville State University is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,685 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mayville State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Turtle Mountain Community College

Belcourt, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
196 Yearly Degrees

There are 567 students at TMCC in total, 474 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at TMCC is 92%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Students who graduate from TMCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Dakota College at Bottineau

Bottineau, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
181 Yearly Degrees

There are 909 students at MSU-Bottineau in total, 346 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,569 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MSU-Bottineau with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

United Tribes Technical College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
107 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at United Tribes Technical College is 315, of which 265 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,042 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 31.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from United Tribes Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $11,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo

Fargo, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
82 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo is 103, of which 94 students are full-time undergraduates. The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo has a freshman retention rate of 94%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $13,990 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo is $23,300.

#18

Josef's West Academy

Fargo, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees

There are 68 students at Josef’s West Academy in total, 68 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 97% of students at Josef’s West Academy take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,700 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,200 during the early-career years.

#19

Sitting Bull College

Fort Yates, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$6,300 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Sitting Bull College is 317, of which 248 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sitting Bull College is $16,700.

#20

Trinity Bible College and Graduate School

Ellendale, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
61 Yearly Degrees
$11,088 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 159 full-time undergraduates at Trinity, and 235 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Trinity is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 42%. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

98% of Trinity students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,826 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Trinity with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Josef's School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
39 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Josef’s School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks is 41, of which 41 students are full-time undergraduates. Josef’s School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,594 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Josef’s School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Lynnes Welding Training

Fargo, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
33 Yearly Degrees

There are 23 full-time undergraduates at Lynnes Welding Training, and 23 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,492 a year.

#23

The Hair Academy

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees

There are 55 full-time undergraduates at The Hair Academy, and 55 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 57% of students at The Hair Academy take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,658 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#24

Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Fort Totten, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees

There are 242 students at Little Hoop Community College in total, 120 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

Students who graduate from Little Hoop Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $14,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Lynnes-Welding-Training-Bismarck

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,859 a year.

Other North Dakota Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 JZ Trend Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School 18
27 Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College 16
28 Moler Barber College 6

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