Best Colleges in North Dakota

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Self-described as the "legendary" state, North Dakota has plenty to offer in the educational department. Home to the largest state owned university research center in the US and the destination of the nation's oldest public university, there is plenty of history and diversity here. Agricultural Economics is a popular major, as is Journalism and Molecular Biology. Students go on to work at companies including Frontier Energy Group, NoDak Films and Hebron Brick Company. and thanks to the booming oil industry in North Dakota, the unemployment rate is at an astonishingly low 2.8% - the lowest in the nation.

Contrary to popular belief, North Dakota has an uproarious night life, including casinos and bars. Hang out with your fellow cowboys at Cattleman's Club in Lisbon, or enjoy the Long Haul Saloon in Grand Forks. Learn more about the state's rich agritourism during your college stay, exploring the many festivals, wineries, pumpkin patches, and breweries located in this state filled with American Pride. If you crave a combination of country living without compromising quality education, North Dakota is your next stop.

*www.nd.gov *Bureau of Labor Statistics *Wikipedia, “North Dakota” *www.ndtourism.com

Best Four Year Universities in North Dakota

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 North Dakota State University-Main Campus Fargo, ND

North Dakota State University-Main Campus offers 355 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 3,365 students graduated with students earning 2,606 Bachelor's degrees, 474 Master's degrees, 243 Doctoral degrees, and 42 Certificates degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
2 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND

University of North Dakota offers 270 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 3,329 students graduated with students earning 2,085 Bachelor's degrees, 760 Master's degrees, 333 Doctoral degrees, and 151 Certificates degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
3 Minot State University Minot, ND

Minot State University offers 152 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 787 students graduated with students earning 661 Bachelor's degrees, 108 Master's degrees, 15 Certificates degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
4 University of Mary Bismarck, ND

University of Mary offers 159 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying rural. In 2015, 925 students graduated with students earning 430 Master's degrees, 425 Bachelor's degrees, and 70 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
5 University of Jamestown Jamestown, ND

University of Jamestown offers 94 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a remote town. In 2015, 238 students graduated with students earning 236 Bachelor's degrees, 2 Master's degrees.

6 Dickinson State University Dickinson, ND

Dickinson State University offers 103 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 368 students graduated with students earning 310 Bachelor's degrees, 56 Associate's degrees, and 2 Certificates degrees.

7 Valley City State University Valley City, ND

Valley City State University offers 47 Degree programs. It's a very small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 329 students graduated with students earning 282 Bachelor's degrees, and 47 Master's degrees.

8 Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND

Bismarck State College offers 108 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a small city. In 2015, 1,189 students graduated with students earning 949 Associate's degrees, 178 Certificates degrees, and 62 Bachelor's degrees.

9 Trinity Bible College Ellendale, ND

Trinity Bible College offers 16 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a remote rural. In 2015, 122 students graduated with students earning 113 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Associate's degrees.

10 Mayville State University Mayville, ND

Mayville State University offers 61 Degree programs. It's a very small public university in a remote rural. In 2015, 166 students graduated with students earning 160 Bachelor's degrees, and 6 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews

Best Community Colleges in North Dakota

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND

North Dakota State College of Science offers 84 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a far away town. In 2015, 856 students graduated with students earning 725 Associate's degrees, and 131 Certificates degrees.

2 Williston State College Williston, ND

Williston State College offers 41 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 253 students graduated with students earning 159 Associate's degrees, and 94 Certificates degrees.

3 Lake Region State College Devils Lake, ND

Lake Region State College offers 27 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 318 students graduated with students earning 183 Associate's degrees, and 135 Certificates degrees.

4 Dakota College at Bottineau Bottineau, ND

Dakota College at Bottineau offers 50 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote rural. In 2015, 188 students graduated with students earning 116 Associate's degrees, and 72 Certificates degrees.

5 Cankdeska Cikana Community College Fort Totten, ND

Cankdeska Cikana Community College offers 22 Degree programs. It's a very small public college in a far away rural. In 2015, 28 students graduated with students earning 28 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
North Dakota State University-Main Campus North Dakota State University-Main Campus Fargo, ND
3/5
23 : 1 14,516
University of North Dakota University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
2/5
20 : 1 14,951
Minot State University Minot State University Minot, ND
2/5
16 : 1 3,354
University of Mary University of Mary Bismarck, ND
4/5
17 : 1 2,872
University of Jamestown University of Jamestown Jamestown, ND
4/5
14 : 1 1,005
Dickinson State University Dickinson State University Dickinson, ND
2/5
14 : 1 1,317
Valley City State University Valley City State University Valley City, ND
2/5
18 : 1 1,422
North Dakota State College of Science North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND
2/5
18 : 1 3,123
Bismarck State College Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND
2/5
21 : 1 4,078
Trinity Bible College Trinity Bible College Ellendale, ND
4/5
16 : 1 217
Williston State College Williston State College Williston, ND
2/5
34 : 1 1,038
Mayville State University Mayville State University Mayville, ND
2/5
23 : 1 1,110
Lake Region State College Lake Region State College Devils Lake, ND
2/5
44 : 1 1,918
University Logo Moler Barber College Fargo, ND 8 : 1 8
University Logo Lynnes Welding Training Fargo, ND 7 : 1 21
Dakota College at Bottineau Dakota College at Bottineau Bottineau, ND
2/5
13 : 1 692
University Logo The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo Fargo, ND 13 : 1 89
University Logo JZ Trend Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School Bismarck, ND 18 : 1 36
University Logo Josef's School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks Grand Forks, ND 11 : 1 43
University Logo The Hair Academy Bismarck, ND 15 : 1 60
University Logo Josef's West Academy Fargo, ND 11 : 1 41
United Tribes Technical College United Tribes Technical College Bismarck, ND
2/5
7 : 1 391
University Logo Josef's School of Hair Design Inc-Fargo Downtown Fargo, ND 11 : 1 44
Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College New Town, ND
2/5
10 : 1 229
Turtle Mountain Community College Turtle Mountain Community College Belcourt, ND
2/5
15 : 1 555

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