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# North Dakota Colleges

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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 |
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26 | JZ Trend Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School | 18 |

27 | Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College | 16 |

28 | Moler Barber College | 6 |

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