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27 Colleges
2,248 Yearly Graduations
$26,057 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$34,176 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 2,248 students received a trade school degree from a college in North Dakota, making it rank #44 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in North Dakota is $6,514 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $7,855 a year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $8,544 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
458 Yearly Degrees
$4,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,778 students at BSC in total, 2,040 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

50% of BSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,592 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% 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 $41,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

North Dakota State College of Science

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

There are 2,957 students at North Dakota State College of Science in total, 1,589 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,143 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from North Dakota State College of Science with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
368 Yearly Degrees
$9,736 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of North Dakota is 13,847, of which 10,519 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,184 are full-time. 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.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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
150 Yearly Degrees
$9,619 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,796 students at North Dakota State University in total, 11,425 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,237 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at North Dakota State University is 4.6 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at North Dakota State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,282 a year. North Dakota State University has a 2.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

#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

The total student population at Turtle Mountain Community College is 573, which includes 479 full-time undergraduates. TMCC has a freshman retention rate of 92%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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 College - North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
104 Yearly Degrees
$10,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 613 undergraduates at Rasmussen College - North Dakota, of which 367 are full-time, and there are 615 students altogether. For undergraduates at Rasmussen College - North Dakota, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Roughly 79% of students at Rasmussen College - North Dakota take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,249 a year. Rasmussen College - North Dakota 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 $27,500 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
82 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at The Salon Professional Academy - Fargo is 108, which includes 97 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Roughly 64% of students at TSPA - Fargo take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $13,990 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from TSPA - Fargo with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Williston State College

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

There are 645 full-time undergraduates at Williston State College, and 1,124 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

34% of Williston State College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Williston State College is $31,100.

#9

Josef's West Academy

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

The total student population at Josef’s West Academy is 53, which includes 53 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 97% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,200 during the early-career years.

#10

Lake Region State College

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

The total student population at Lake Region State College is 2,072, which includes 538 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$19,074 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,534 undergraduates at UMary, of which 1,846 are full-time, and there are 3,796 students altogether. It takes the average UMary undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,300 during the early-career years.

#12

Dakota College at Bottineau

Bottineau, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
44 Yearly Degrees
$4,883 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 996 students at MSU-Bottineau in total, 395 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MSU-Bottineau is $35,000.

#13

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 48, which includes 48 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Josef’s School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Josef’s School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks 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 24 full-time undergraduates at Lynnes Welding Training, and 24 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

54% of Lynnes Welding Training students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,492 a year.

#15

The Hair Academy

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

There are 55 full-time undergraduates at The Hair Academy, and 55 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,658 a year. The Hair Academy has a 3.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#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 370 full-time undergraduates at United Tribes Technical College, and 429 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%.

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
$7,784 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,375 undergraduates at DSU, of which 900 are full-time, and there are 1,392 students altogether. It takes the average DSU undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

Around 99% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 53% are men and 47% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,188 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from DSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck

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

There are 16 students at Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck in total, 16 are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly 23% of students at Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,859 a year.

#19

Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
22 Yearly Degrees
$7,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,915 undergraduates at MSU, of which 1,979 are full-time, and there are 3,189 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%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

55% of MSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,637 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from MSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Sitting Bull College

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

The total student population at Sitting Bull College is 273, of which 260 students are undergraduates and of those, 224 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 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.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at JZ Trend Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School is 25, which includes 25 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

50% of JZ Trend Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $16,899 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from JZ Trend Academy is $18,900.

#22

Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Fort Totten, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
10 Yearly Degrees
$3,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 178 students at CCCC in total, 78 are 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, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
6 Yearly Degrees

There are 9 full-time undergraduates at Moler Barber College, and 9 students altogether. Moler Barber College has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

33% of Moler Barber College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,400 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 26.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#24

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

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

The total student population at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College is 198, which includes 126 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

#25

Valley City State University

Valley City, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
2 Yearly Degrees
$7,707 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Valley City State University is 1,547, of which 1,404 students are undergraduates and of those, 862 are full-time. For undergraduates at Valley City State University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

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

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