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20 Colleges
12,020 Yearly Graduations
$26,585 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,187 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2018, 12,020 students received a degree from a college in North Dakota, making it rank #47 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $6,646 per year to get their degree at a college in North Dakota, while out of state students will pay an average of $8,738 per year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,297 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
3,394 Yearly Degrees
$8,226 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,525 full-time undergraduates at UND, and 14,406 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UND is 4.7 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,331 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UND with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
3,253 Yearly Degrees
$6,484 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 14,358 students at North Dakota State University in total, 10,782 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,400 during the early-career years.

#3

University of Mary

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
990 Yearly Degrees
$14,900 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Mary is 3,396, of which 1,794 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UMary, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

66% of UMary students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,318 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,300 during the early-career years.

#4

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
907 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Bismarck State College is 3,756, of which 2,067 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at BSC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,592 a year. BSC has a 6.5% 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 $41,300 during the early-career years.

#5

Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
781 Yearly Degrees
$7,425 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Minot State University is 3,216, of which 1,952 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average MSU undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,637 a year. MSU 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 $36,900 during the early-career years.

#6

North Dakota State College of Science

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

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

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,143 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.6% 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

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
326 Yearly Degrees
$5,603 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 922 full-time undergraduates at DSU, and 1,425 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

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

Roughly 54% of students at DSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,188 a year. DSU has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from DSU is $38,400.

#8

Valley City State University

Valley City, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
312 Yearly Degrees
$5,700 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,522 students at Valley City State University in total, 834 of which 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%. Around 54% of accepted students are men, and 46% are women.

68% of Valley City State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,010 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Valley City State University is $36,400.

#9

University of Jamestown

Jamestown, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
277 Yearly Degrees
$10,856 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,135 students at JC in total, 871 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average JC undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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.

70% of JC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,542 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,800 during the early-career years.

#10

Williston State College

Williston, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
257 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.

Roughly 34% of students at Williston State College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,497 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 Williston State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Lake Region State College

Devils Lake, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
215 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.

Roughly 52% of students at Lake Region State College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,836 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lake Region State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Rasmussen College - North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
172 Yearly Degrees
$9,480 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,249 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

#13

Mayville State University

Mayville, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
166 Yearly Degrees
$5,620 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Mayville State University is 1,140, of which 600 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Mayville State University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

Roughly 76% of students at Mayville State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,685 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mayville State University is $34,000.

#14

Turtle Mountain Community College

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

The total student population at Turtle Mountain Community College is 567, of which 474 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at TMCC. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TMCC is $17,200.

#15

Dakota College at Bottineau

Bottineau, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
95 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 average amount of student loans is $5,569 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,000 during the early-career years.

#16

United Tribes Technical College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
69 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.

Roughly 1% of students at United Tribes Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,042 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 41.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $11,800 during the early-career years.

#17

Trinity Bible College and Graduate School

Ellendale, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
63 Yearly Degrees
$10,560 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 235 students at Trinity in total, 159 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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%. Of the accepted students, 57% 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 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,000 during the early-career years.

#18

Sitting Bull College

Fort Yates, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
29 Yearly Degrees
$3,150 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,700 during the early-career years.

#19

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

New Town, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College is 228, of which 148 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

#20

Cankdeska Cikana Community College

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

The total student population at Cankdeska Cikana Community College is 242, of which 120 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $14,100 during the early-career years.

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