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27 Colleges
2,248 Yearly Graduations
$27,156 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$31,692 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

North Dakota ranked #44 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 2,248 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $6,789 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $7,978 a year.

An estimated 63% of college students in North Dakota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,923 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
458 Yearly Degrees
$4,731 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,955 full-time undergraduates at BSC, and 3,716 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#2

North Dakota State College of Science

Wahpeton, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
388 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.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Dakota State College of Science is $37,100.

#3

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
368 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 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.

Roughly 62% of students at UND take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,766 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UND is $41,700.

Public Public vs. Private
150 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. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,736 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Dakota State University is $40,400.

#5

Turtle Mountain Community College

Belcourt, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
124 Yearly Degrees
$2,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

Students who graduate from TMCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Rasmussen University - North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
104 Yearly Degrees
$11,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 628 students at Rasmussen University - North Dakota in total, 619 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 337 are full-time. For undergraduates at Rasmussen University - North Dakota, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Roughly 88% of students at Rasmussen University - North Dakota take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,697 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
82 Yearly Degrees

There are 152 students at TSPA - Fargo in total, 113 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

65% of TSPA - Fargo students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,617 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TSPA - Fargo is $23,300.

#8

Williston State College

Williston, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
78 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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,100 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%.

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

#10

Lake Region State College

Devils Lake, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
59 Yearly Degrees
$4,843 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,771 students at Lake Region State College in total, 468 are 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%.

Students who graduate from Lake Region State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

University of Mary

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
49 Yearly Degrees
$19,730 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,799 students at UMary in total, 2,535 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,812 are full-time. 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMary is $44,300.

#12

Dakota College at Bottineau

Bottineau, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
44 Yearly Degrees
$5,106 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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 typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,000 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
39 Yearly Degrees

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.

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%.

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.

#14

Lynnes Welding Training

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

There are 28 full-time undergraduates at Lynnes Welding Training, and 28 students altogether. 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%.

#15

The Hair Academy

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

There are 44 full-time undergraduates at The Hair Academy, and 44 students altogether. 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 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.

#16

United Tribes Technical College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
29 Yearly Degrees
$4,252 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 326 students at United Tribes Technical College in total, 316 are 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%.

Students who graduate from United Tribes Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $11,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees
$8,122 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,441 students at DSU in total, 1,381 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 966 are full-time. For undergraduates at DSU, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Around 49% of accepted students 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. DSU has a 7.3% 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 $38,400 during the early-career years.

#17

Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck

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

There are 12 full-time undergraduates at Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck, and 12 students altogether. 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 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%.

#19

Minot State University

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

There are 2,920 students at MSU in total, 2,656 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,836 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MSU is $36,900.

#20

Sitting Bull College

Fort Yates, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
21 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.

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18 Yearly Degrees

#22

Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Fort Totten, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
10 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCCC is $14,100.

#23

Moler Barber College

Fargo, <nil>
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6 Yearly Degrees

#24

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

New Town, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
3 Yearly Degrees
$3,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 114 full-time undergraduates at NHSC, and 179 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

#25

Valley City State University

Valley City, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
2 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. For undergraduates at Valley City State University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

70% of Valley City State University students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Valley City State University is $36,400.

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