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20 Colleges
11,819 Yearly Graduations
$29,500 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,138 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 11,819 students received a degree from a college in North Dakota, making it rank #46 in terms of graduations. North Dakota colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $7,375 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $8,564 per year.

An estimated 63% of college students in North Dakota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,285 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
3,289 Yearly Degrees
$10,401 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,846 students at North Dakota State University in total, 10,555 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,339 are full-time. It takes the average North Dakota State University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 64% of students at North Dakota State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,736 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% 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 $47,967 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
3,113 Yearly Degrees
$10,596 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,615 students at UND in total, 9,796 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,173 are full-time. It takes the average UND undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 62% of students at UND take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,766 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% 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 $48,276 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

University of Mary

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,127 Yearly Degrees
$20,290 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.

67% of UMary students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,239 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,935 during the early-career years.

#4

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
857 Yearly Degrees
$4,926 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,955 full-time undergraduates at BSC, and 3,716 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

46% of BSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,757 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BSC is $42,162.

#5

Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
695 Yearly Degrees
$8,163 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

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

Roughly 52% of students at MSU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,631 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from MSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,835 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

North Dakota State College of Science

Wahpeton, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
460 Yearly Degrees
$5,646 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,485 full-time undergraduates at North Dakota State College of Science, and 2,829 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

72% of North Dakota State College of Science students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,317 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to 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 $41,136 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Valley City State University

Valley City, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
350 Yearly Degrees
$8,195 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,541 undergraduates at Valley City State University, of which 894 are full-time, and there are 1,676 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Valley City State University is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at Valley City State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,135 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,624 during the early-career years.

#8

Dickinson State University

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

The total student population at Dickinson State University is 1,441, of which 1,381 students 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. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

52% of DSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,006 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from DSU is $39,775.

#9

Mayville State University

Mayville, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
262 Yearly Degrees
$7,622 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.

Roughly 70% of students at Mayville State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,047 a year. Mayville State University has a 8.4% 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 $40,296 during the early-career years.

#10

Williston State College

Williston, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
241 Yearly Degrees
$5,981 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,052 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% 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 $37,532 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

University of Jamestown

Jamestown, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
237 Yearly Degrees
$23,498 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,147 students at UJ in total, 912 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 875 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans is $8,308 a year. UJ has a 4.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UJ with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,804 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Rasmussen University - North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
217 Yearly Degrees
$11,847 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.

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,697 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Rasmussen University - North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,226 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Lake Region State College

Devils Lake, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
214 Yearly Degrees
$5,000 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 typical student loan amount is $6,091 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,075 during the early-career years.

#14

Dakota College at Bottineau

Bottineau, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
120 Yearly Degrees
$5,173 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,060 students at MSU-Bottineau in total, 312 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,127 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% 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 $31,112 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Trinity Bible College and Graduate School

Ellendale, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
77 Yearly Degrees
$17,686 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Trinity Bible College and Graduate School is 231, of which 151 students are undergraduates and of those, 128 are full-time. It takes the average Trinity undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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. The student loan default rate of 10.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,196 during the early-career years.

#16

United Tribes Technical College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
72 Yearly Degrees
$4,252 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 326 students at United Tribes Technical College in total, 316 are 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 31.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,121 during the early-career years.

#17

Turtle Mountain Community College

Belcourt, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
66 Yearly Degrees
$2,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 471 full-time undergraduates at TMCC, and 586 students altogether. It takes the average TMCC undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,396 during the early-career years.

#18

Sitting Bull College

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

The total student population at Sitting Bull College is 229, of which 201 students are undergraduates and of those, 167 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sitting Bull College is $17,814.

#19

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

New Town, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
24 Yearly Degrees
$3,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College is 179, which includes 114 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 $48,061 during the early-career years.

#20

Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Fort Totten, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
21 Yearly Degrees
$3,950 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 $16,386.

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