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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 terms of yearly graduations, North Dakota is ranked #47 in the country with 13,466 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $6,916 per year to get their degree at a college in North Dakota, while out of state students will pay an average of $8,190 per year.

About 60% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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 10,163 undergraduates at UND, of which 7,628 are full-time, and there are 13,581 students altogether. It takes the average UND undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

63% of UND students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,331 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,700 during the early-career years.

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.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,282 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 $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
$4,160 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,300 during the early-career years.

#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. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 2,836 undergraduates at MSU, of which 1,921 are full-time, and there are 3,125 students altogether. It takes the average MSU undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

55% of MSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,637 a year. MSU has a 8.3% 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 MSU is $36,900.

#6

North Dakota State College of Science

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

The total student population at North Dakota State College of Science is 2,977, which includes 1,522 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

74% of North Dakota State College of Science students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at Valley City State University is 1,665, of which 1,524 students 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 average amount of student loans is $7,010 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#8

Lake Region State College

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

The total student population at Lake Region State College is 1,982, which includes 515 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 typical student loan amount 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

There are 644 undergraduates at Rasmussen University - North Dakota, of which 399 are full-time, and there are 653 students altogether. For undergraduates at Rasmussen University - North Dakota, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

79% of Rasmussen University - North Dakota students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,249 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 $27,500 during the early-career years.

#10

Williston State College

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

There are 626 full-time undergraduates at Williston State College, and 1,132 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Williston State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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. Of the accepted students, 53% 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,400 during the early-career years.

#12

University of Jamestown

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

The total student population at University of Jamestown is 1,115, of which 908 students are undergraduates and of those, 887 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 65%. Of the accepted students, 61% are men and 39% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,542 a year. UJ has a 3.6% 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 $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 1,187 undergraduates at Mayville State University, of which 589 are full-time, and there are 1,212 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mayville State University is 4.6 years.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at Mayville State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,685 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.5% is close to 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

The total student population at Turtle Mountain Community College is 531, which includes 420 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at TMCC. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

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
$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.

1% of United Tribes Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $11,800 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
82 Yearly Degrees

There are 102 full-time undergraduates at TSPA - Fargo, and 129 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 63 students at Josef’s West Academy in total, 63 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Josef’s West Academy. The freshman retention rate is 95%.

97% of Josef’s West Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Josef’s West Academy 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 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,700 during the early-career years.

#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. It takes the average Trinity undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 42%. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

Roughly 98% of students at Trinity take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

#21

Josef's School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks

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

The total student population at Josef’s School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks is 74, which includes 74 full-time undergraduates. 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.

100% of Josef’s School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Josef’s School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks is $22,200.

#22

Lynnes Welding Training

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

There are 32 students at Lynnes Welding Training in total, 32 are full-time undergraduates. 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

The total student population at The Hair Academy is 42, which includes 42 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 average amount of student loans is $9,658 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.2% 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 160, which includes 86 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 20, which includes 20 full-time undergraduates.

Approximately 23% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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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