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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

In 2019, 13,466 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 $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.

An estimated 65% of college students in North Dakota take out loans, with the average 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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans is $10,766 a year. UND has a 2.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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
3,259 Yearly Degrees
$10,033 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,555 undergraduates at North Dakota State University, of which 9,339 are full-time, and there are 12,846 students altogether. For undergraduates at North Dakota State University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

64% of North Dakota State University students take out loans to afford college costs. 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 typical student loan amount 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

There are 2,535 undergraduates at UMary, of which 1,812 are full-time, and there are 3,799 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMary is 4.2 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,239 a year. UMary has a 4.7% 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 $44,300 during the early-career years.

#5

Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
765 Yearly Degrees
$7,896 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Minot State University is 2,920, of which 2,656 students 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. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,631 a year. MSU has a 6.8% 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 MSU is $36,900.

#6

North Dakota State College of Science

Wahpeton, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
600 Yearly Degrees
$5,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,829 students at North Dakota State College of Science in total, 1,485 are 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 typical student loan amount 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

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 typical student loan amount is $6,135 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,400 during the early-career years.

#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.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,091 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close to 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
$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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Rasmussen University - North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Williston State College

Williston, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
325 Yearly Degrees
$5,528 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.

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

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 school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 1,147 students at UJ in total, 912 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 875 are full-time. It takes the average UJ undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 66% of accepted students are men, and 34% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,308 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% 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.

#13

Mayville State University

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

There are 1,145 undergraduates at Mayville State University, of which 603 are full-time, and there are 1,168 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Around 55% of accepted students 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than 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 471 full-time undergraduates at TMCC, and 586 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

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

There are 312 full-time undergraduates at MSU-Bottineau, and 1,060 students altogether. 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%.

Students who graduate from MSU-Bottineau with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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

The total student population at The Salon Professional Academy - Fargo is 152, which includes 113 full-time undergraduates. TSPA - Fargo has a freshman retention rate of 89%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,617 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,300 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees

There are 75 full-time undergraduates at Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body, and 75 students altogether. 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 229 students at Sitting Bull College in total, 201 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 167 are full-time. 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

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. For undergraduates at Trinity, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

97% of Trinity students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Trinity is $25,000.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
39 Yearly Degrees

There are 39 full-time undergraduates at Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body, and 39 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body is $22,200.

#22

Lynnes Welding Training

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

There are 28 students at Lynnes Welding Training in total, 28 are 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 students at The Hair Academy in total, 44 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at Cankdeska Cikana Community College is 182, which includes 67 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

Students who graduate from CCCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $14,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck

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

There are 12 students at Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck in total, 12 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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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