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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

In 2019, 13,466 students received a degree from a college in North Dakota, making it rank #47 in terms of graduations. 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.

An estimated 60% of college students in North Dakota take out loans, with the average 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
$9,736 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,581 students at UND in total, 10,163 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,628 are full-time. 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.

Roughly 63% of students at UND take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,331 a year. UND has a 3.6% 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 UND is $41,700.

Public Public vs. Private
3,259 Yearly Degrees
$9,619 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,173 students at North Dakota State University in total, 10,831 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,638 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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

Roughly 67% of students at North Dakota State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,282 a year. North Dakota State University has a 2.6% 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 North Dakota State University is $40,400.

#3

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
1,118 Yearly Degrees
$4,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,033 full-time undergraduates at BSC, and 3,739 students altogether. 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 6.4% 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 BSC is $41,300.

#4

University of Mary

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,011 Yearly Degrees
$19,074 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Mary is 3,779, of which 2,523 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,863 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 38% 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMary is $44,300.

#5

Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
765 Yearly Degrees
$7,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,125 students at MSU in total, 2,836 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,921 are full-time. For undergraduates at MSU, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,900 during the early-career years.

#6

North Dakota State College of Science

Wahpeton, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
600 Yearly Degrees
$5,317 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,522 full-time undergraduates at North Dakota State College of Science, and 2,977 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 74% of students at North Dakota State College of Science take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,143 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Dakota State College of Science is $37,100.

#7

Valley City State University

Valley City, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
405 Yearly Degrees
$7,707 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,665 students at Valley City State University in total, 1,524 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 904 are full-time. It takes the average Valley City State University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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.

Roughly 68% of students at Valley City State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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

#8

Lake Region State College

Devils Lake, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
332 Yearly Degrees
$4,655 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,982 students at Lake Region State College in total, 515 are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lake Region State College is $32,100.

#9

Rasmussen University - North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
327 Yearly Degrees
$10,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rasmussen University - North Dakota is 653, of which 644 students are undergraduates and of those, 399 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 79% of students at Rasmussen University - North Dakota take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,249 a year. Rasmussen University - North Dakota has a 7.3% 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 Rasmussen University - North Dakota is $27,500.

#10

Williston State College

Williston, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
325 Yearly Degrees
$5,378 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,132 students at Williston State College in total, 626 are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,100 during the early-career years.

#11

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
321 Yearly Degrees
$7,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,321 undergraduates at DSU, of which 922 are full-time, and there are 1,350 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.

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 5.6% 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.

#12

University of Jamestown

Jamestown, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
288 Yearly Degrees
$22,428 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,115 students at UJ in total, 908 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 887 are full-time. It takes the average UJ undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 61% are men and 39% are women.

70% of UJ 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 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UJ with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Mayville State University

Mayville, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$7,049 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,212 students at Mayville State University in total, 1,187 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 589 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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.

76% of Mayville State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,685 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,000 during the early-career years.

#14

Turtle Mountain Community College

Belcourt, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
196 Yearly Degrees
$2,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 420 full-time undergraduates at TMCC, and 531 students altogether. TMCC has a freshman retention rate of 92%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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
$4,883 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dakota College at Bottineau is 1,006, which includes 390 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

66% of MSU-Bottineau students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
107 Yearly Degrees
$4,252 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 388 full-time undergraduates at United Tribes Technical College, and 434 students altogether. 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.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
82 Yearly Degrees

There are 102 full-time undergraduates at TSPA - Fargo, and 129 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at TSPA - Fargo. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

64% of TSPA - Fargo students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $13,990 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#18

Josef's West Academy

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

The total student population at Josef’s West Academy is 63, which includes 63 full-time undergraduates. Josef’s West Academy has a freshman retention rate of 95%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Josef’s West Academy is $22,200.

#19

Sitting Bull College

Fort Yates, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$4,010 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 285 students at Sitting Bull College in total, 257 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 220 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Students who graduate from Sitting Bull College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $16,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Trinity Bible College and Graduate School

Ellendale, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
61 Yearly Degrees
$17,006 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 252 students at Trinity in total, 173 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 147 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

About 42% of students who apply get accepted. 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 14.1% 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.

#21

Josef's School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks

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

There are 74 full-time undergraduates at Josef’s School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks, and 74 students altogether. 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 32 full-time undergraduates at Lynnes Welding Training, and 32 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 54% of students at Lynnes Welding Training take out loans to pay for college. 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 42 students at The Hair Academy in total, 42 are full-time undergraduates. 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 Hair Academy has a 3.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#24

Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Fort Totten, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees
$3,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 160 students at CCCC in total, 86 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCCC is $14,100.

#25

Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck

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

There are 20 full-time undergraduates at Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck, and 20 students altogether.

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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