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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

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, North Dakota is ranked #44 in the country with 2,248 degrees handed out in 2019. North Dakota colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $6,789 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $7,978 per 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 3,716 students at BSC in total, 1,955 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

46% of BSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,757 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,300 during the early-career years.

#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.

Roughly 72% of students at North Dakota State College of Science take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 9,796 undergraduates at UND, of which 7,173 are full-time, and there are 13,615 students altogether. For undergraduates at UND, the average graduation time 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%!

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
$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. It takes the average North Dakota State University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

64% of North Dakota State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,736 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 471 full-time undergraduates at TMCC, and 586 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

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

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 15 to 1.

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. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rasmussen University - North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
82 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at The Salon Professional Academy - Fargo is 152, which includes 113 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at TSPA - Fargo is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 65% of students at TSPA - Fargo take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,617 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% 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 $23,300.

#8

Williston State College

Williston, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
78 Yearly Degrees
$5,528 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Williston State College is 959, which includes 573 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Williston State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body-Fargo is 75, which includes 75 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 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 468 full-time undergraduates at Lake Region State College, and 1,771 students altogether. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lake Region State College is $32,100.

#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. Of the accepted students, 40% 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 student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UMary with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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

There are 39 full-time undergraduates at Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body, and 39 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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

#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. Students tend to stick around at The Hair Academy. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

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 316 full-time undergraduates at United Tribes Technical College, and 326 students altogether. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $11,800 during the early-career years.

#17

Dickinson State University

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

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, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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 12 students at Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck in total, 12 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

21% of Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck students take out loans to afford college costs. 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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MSU is 4.6 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. 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 student loan default rate of 6.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $16,700 during the early-career years.

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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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $14,100 during the early-career years.

#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

The total student population at Valley City State University is 1,676, of which 1,541 students are undergraduates and of those, 894 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 54% of accepted students are men, and 46% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at Valley City State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,135 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Valley City State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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