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25 Colleges
$28,839 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$31,056 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 2,156 students received a trade school degree from a college in North Dakota, making it rank #45 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $7,210 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $8,523 a year.

An estimated 62% of college students in North Dakota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,764 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
$5,143 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
44% Freshmen Loans

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.

44% of BSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,140 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from BSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,457 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
$10,951 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
58% Freshmen Loans

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. It takes the average UND undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at UND take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,083 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UND is $51,369.

#3

North Dakota State College of Science

Wahpeton, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
$5,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
68% Freshmen Loans

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 68% of students at North Dakota State College of Science take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,360 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from North Dakota State College of Science with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,156 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
48% Freshmen Loans

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 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

48% of TSPA - Fargo students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,190 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TSPA - Fargo is $28,890.

#5

Williston State College

Williston, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
$5,768 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
21% Freshmen Loans

There are 573 full-time undergraduates at Williston State College, and 959 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at Williston State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,277 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Williston State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,533 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
$10,792 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
63% Freshmen Loans

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

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

63% of North Dakota State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,276 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% 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 $51,147.

#7

Turtle Mountain Community College

Belcourt, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$2,482 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TMCC is $26,508.

#8

Rasmussen University - North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$12,285 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
89% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Rasmussen University - North Dakota is 628, of which 619 students are undergraduates and of those, 337 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

89% of Rasmussen University - North Dakota students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $11,046 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rasmussen University - North Dakota is $35,866.

#9

Lake Region State College

Devils Lake, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
$5,435 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
42% Freshmen Loans

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 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,376 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Lake Region State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,535 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Dakota College at Bottineau

Bottineau, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
$5,347 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
43% Freshmen Loans

There are 312 full-time undergraduates at MSU-Bottineau, and 1,060 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 43% of students at MSU-Bottineau take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,351 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 $32,472 during the early-career years.

#11

Lynnes Welding Training

Fargo, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
56% Freshmen Loans

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.

56% of Lynnes Welding Training students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,048 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
100% Freshmen Loans

There are 75 students at Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body in total, 75 are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $7,201 a year.

Students who graduate from Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,249 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

University of Mary

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$20,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
66% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,799 students at UMary in total, 2,535 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,812 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at UMary take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,192 a year. UMary has a 0.5% 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 $47,666 during the early-career years.

#14

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
$9,118 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
54% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,381 undergraduates at DSU, of which 966 are full-time, and there are 1,441 students altogether. 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, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,922 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from DSU is $43,987.

#15

The Hair Academy

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
76% Freshmen Loans

There are 44 students at The Hair Academy in total, 44 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at The Hair Academy is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

76% of The Hair Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $11,170 a year.

Students who graduate from The Hair Academy with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,066 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
100% Freshmen Loans

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 12 to 1.

100% of Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,542 a year.

Students who graduate from Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,249 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

United Tribes Technical College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$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 11 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 32.0% 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 $18,884.

#19

Sitting Bull College

Fort Yates, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
$4,010 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Sitting Bull College is 229, of which 201 students are undergraduates and of those, 167 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sitting Bull College is $20,788.

#20

Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
$8,508 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
55% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,656 undergraduates at MSU, of which 1,836 are full-time, and there are 2,920 students altogether. For undergraduates at MSU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at MSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,119 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,516 during the early-career years.

#21

Valley City State University

Valley City, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
$8,458 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
68% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,676 students at Valley City State University in total, 1,541 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 894 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 81%. Around 60% of accepted students are men, and 40% 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 $6,276 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Valley City State University is $43,155.

#22

Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Fort Totten, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
$3,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 67 full-time undergraduates at CCCC, and 182 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Students who graduate from CCCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,440 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

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

There are 179 students at NHSC in total, 114 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NHSC is $52,249.

#23

University of Jamestown

Jamestown, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$24,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
75% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,147 students at UJ in total, 912 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 875 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 76%. Of the accepted students, 64% are men and 36% are women.

75% of UJ students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,471 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UJ is $46,556.

#25

Mayville State University

Mayville, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
$7,873 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
71% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,145 undergraduates at Mayville State University, of which 603 are full-time, and there are 1,168 students altogether. It takes the average Mayville State University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 68% of accepted students are men, and 32% are women.

71% of Mayville State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,796 a year. Mayville State University has a 2.0% 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 $41,347 during the early-career years.

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