Best colleges in North Dakota

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Welcoming college students who aim to be extraordinary

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

University of Mary
Bismarck, ND

University of Mary offers 118 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 943 students graduated with students earning 471 Bachelor's degrees, 376 Master's degrees, 83 Doctoral degrees, and 13 Certificates.

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

University of North Dakota offers 293 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 3,311 students graduated with students earning 2,029 Bachelor's degrees, 819 Master's degrees, 314 Doctoral degrees, and 149 Certificates.

North Dakota State University-Main Campus offers 269 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 3,119 students graduated with students earning 2,450 Bachelor's degrees, 431 Master's degrees, 180 Doctoral degrees, and 58 Certificates.

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University of Jamestown
Jamestown, ND

University of Jamestown offers 61 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 256 students graduated with students earning 159 Bachelor's degrees, 61 Master's degrees, and 36 Doctoral degrees.

Minot State University offers 118 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 698 students graduated with students earning 540 Bachelor's degrees, 113 Master's degrees, and 45 Certificates.

Valley City State University offers 72 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 383 students graduated with students earning 278 Bachelor's degrees, 58 Certificates, and 47 Master's degrees.

Trinity Bible College and Graduate School offers 14 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote rural area. In 2019, 47 students graduated with students earning 30 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Master's degrees, and 5 Associate's degrees.

Mayville State University offers 36 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote rural area. In 2019, 209 students graduated with students earning 191 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Associate's degrees, and 8 Master's degrees.

Dickinson State University offers 81 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 276 students graduated with students earning 223 Bachelor's degrees, 48 Associate's degrees, and 5 Certificates.

Turtle Mountain Community College offers 35 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote rural area. In 2019, 174 students graduated with students earning 93 Certificates, 72 Associate's degrees, and 9 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in North Dakota

Lake Region State College
Devils Lake, ND

Lake Region State College offers 36 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 309 students graduated with students earning 193 Associate's degrees, and 116 Certificates.

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North Dakota State College of Science offers 71 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a faraway town. In 2019, 594 students graduated with students earning 519 Associate's degrees, and 75 Certificates.

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Williston State College
Williston, ND

Williston State College offers 25 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 228 students graduated with students earning 172 Associate's degrees, and 56 Certificates.

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Cankdeska Cikana Community College offers 19 degree programs. It's a very small, public, two-year college in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 25 students graduated with students earning 15 Associate's degrees, and 10 Certificates.

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Dakota College at Bottineau offers 66 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote rural area. In 2019, 169 students graduated with students earning 86 Certificates, and 83 Associate's degrees.

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List of all colleges in North Dakota

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body-Fargo Logo Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body-Fargo Fargo, ND     63
The Hair Academy Logo The Hair Academy Bismarck, ND     42
University of Mary Logo University of Mary Bismarck, ND
4/5
23 : 1 3,779
University of North Dakota Logo University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
3/5
26 : 1 13,581
North Dakota State University-Main Campus Logo North Dakota State University-Main Campus Fargo, ND
3/5
24 : 1 13,173
The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo Logo The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo Fargo, ND     129
University of Jamestown Logo University of Jamestown Jamestown, ND
4/5
15 : 1 1,115
Minot State University Logo Minot State University Minot, ND
2/5
21 : 1 3,125
Valley City State University Logo Valley City State University Valley City, ND
2/5
24 : 1 1,665
Trinity Bible College and Graduate School Logo Trinity Bible College and Graduate School Ellendale, ND
4/5
17 : 1 252
Mayville State University Logo Mayville State University Mayville, ND
2/5
24 : 1 1,212
Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body-Grand Forks Logo Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body-Grand Forks Grand Forks, ND     74
Dickinson State University Logo Dickinson State University Dickinson, ND
2/5
19 : 1 1,350
Lake Region State College Logo Lake Region State College Devils Lake, ND
2/5
50 : 1 1,982
North Dakota State College of Science Logo North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND
2/5
29 : 1 2,977
Turtle Mountain Community College Logo Turtle Mountain Community College Belcourt, ND
2/5
12 : 1 531
Williston State College Logo Williston State College Williston, ND
2/5
38 : 1 1,132
Cankdeska Cikana Community College Logo Cankdeska Cikana Community College Fort Totten, ND
2/5
8 : 1 160
United Tribes Technical College Logo United Tribes Technical College Bismarck, ND
2/5
12 : 1 434
Bismarck State College Logo Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND
2/5
32 : 1 3,739

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