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28 Colleges
13,466 Yearly Graduations
$28,767 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$31,775 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. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $7,192 per year to get their degree at a college in North Dakota, while out of state students will pay an average of $8,322 per year.

About 65% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,944 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
$10,276 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of North Dakota is 13,615, of which 9,796 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,173 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UND is 4.6 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 53% are men and 47% are women.

62% of UND students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,766 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UND is $41,700.

Public Public vs. Private
3,259 Yearly Degrees
$10,033 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Dakota State University - Main Campus is 12,846, of which 10,555 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,339 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at North Dakota State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,736 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
1,118 Yearly Degrees
$4,731 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bismarck State College is 3,716, which includes 1,955 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at BSC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,757 a year. BSC has a 7.9% 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
$19,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Mary is 3,799, of which 2,535 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,812 are full-time. It takes the average UMary undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at UMary take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,239 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$7,896 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,920 students at MSU in total, 2,656 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,836 are full-time. For undergraduates at MSU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

52% of MSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,631 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average 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
600 Yearly Degrees
$5,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Dakota State College of Science is 2,829, which includes 1,485 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 72% of students at North Dakota State College of Science take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,317 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from North Dakota State College of Science with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Valley City State University

Valley City, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
405 Yearly Degrees
$7,942 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Valley City State University is 1,676, of which 1,541 students are undergraduates and of those, 894 are full-time. It takes the average Valley City State University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 54% of accepted students are men, and 46% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,135 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Valley City State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Lake Region State College

Devils Lake, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
332 Yearly Degrees
$4,843 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lake Region State College is 1,771, which includes 468 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 44% of students at Lake Region State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,091 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close to 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 University - North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
327 Yearly Degrees
$11,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 619 undergraduates at Rasmussen University - North Dakota, of which 337 are full-time, and there are 628 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rasmussen University - North Dakota is 4.0 years.

88% of Rasmussen University - North Dakota students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,697 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average 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
$5,528 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 573 full-time undergraduates at Williston State College, and 959 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at Williston State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,052 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Williston State College is $31,100.

#11

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
321 Yearly Degrees
$8,122 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,441 students at DSU in total, 1,381 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 966 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at DSU is 4.7 years.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at DSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,006 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$23,498 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Jamestown is 1,147, of which 912 students are undergraduates and of those, 875 are full-time. For undergraduates at UJ, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 66% are men and 34% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at UJ take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,308 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#13

Mayville State University

Mayville, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees
$7,381 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mayville State University is 1,168, of which 1,145 students are undergraduates and of those, 603 are full-time. 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 53%. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,047 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than 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
196 Yearly Degrees
$2,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 586 students at TMCC in total, 471 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at TMCC, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,200 during the early-career years.

#15

Dakota College at Bottineau

Bottineau, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
181 Yearly Degrees
$5,106 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dakota College at Bottineau is 1,060, which includes 312 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

65% of MSU-Bottineau students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,127 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MSU-Bottineau is $35,000.

#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

The total student population at United Tribes Technical College is 326, which includes 316 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 37.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from United Tribes Technical College is $11,800.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
82 Yearly Degrees

There are 152 students at TSPA - Fargo in total, 113 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at TSPA - Fargo is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

65% of TSPA - Fargo students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,617 a year. TSPA - Fargo has a 6.1% 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 TSPA - Fargo is $23,300.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees

There are 75 students at Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body in total, 75 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,194 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Sitting Bull College

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

There are 201 undergraduates at Sitting Bull College, of which 167 are full-time, and there are 229 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 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
$17,340 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 231 students at Trinity in total, 151 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 128 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Trinity is 4.1 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Approximately 97% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,359 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.9% 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.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
39 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body, Grand Forks is 39, which includes 39 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,752 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% 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.

#22

Lynnes Welding Training

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

The total student population at Lynnes Welding Training is 28, which includes 28 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,060 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#23

The Hair Academy

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

There are 44 full-time undergraduates at The Hair Academy, and 44 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at The Hair Academy is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 75% of students at The Hair Academy take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,962 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% 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
$3,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 182 students at CCCC in total, 67 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

The total student population at Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck is 12, which includes 12 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

21% of Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,965 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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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