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25 Colleges
2,156 Yearly Graduations
$27,864 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$31,692 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, North Dakota is ranked #45 in the country with 2,156 degrees handed out in 2021. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $6,966 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $8,218 a year.

About 63% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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
513 Yearly Degrees
$4,926 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 average amount of student loans is $5,757 a year. BSC has a 5.9% 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 $42,162 during the early-career years.

#2

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
410 Yearly Degrees
$10,596 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,615 students at UND in total, 9,796 of which 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. Around 53% of accepted students 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. UND has a 2.8% 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 $48,276 during the early-career years.

#3

North Dakota State College of Science

Wahpeton, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
315 Yearly Degrees
$5,646 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Dakota State College of Science is 2,829, which includes 1,485 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 typical student loan amount is $8,317 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Dakota State College of Science is $41,136.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
116 Yearly Degrees

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

Roughly 65% of students at TSPA - Fargo take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,617 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from TSPA - Fargo with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,839 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Williston State College

Williston, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
107 Yearly Degrees
$5,981 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.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,052 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,532 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
95 Yearly Degrees
$10,401 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at North Dakota State University - Main Campus is 12,846, of which 10,555 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,339 are full-time. For undergraduates at North Dakota State University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Roughly 64% of students at North Dakota State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,736 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from North Dakota State University is $47,967.

#7

Turtle Mountain Community College

Belcourt, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
77 Yearly Degrees
$2,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Turtle Mountain Community College is 586, which includes 471 full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at TMCC is 4.0 years.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,396 during the early-career years.

#8

Rasmussen University - North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
72 Yearly Degrees
$11,847 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. It takes the average Rasmussen University - North Dakota undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,697 a year. Rasmussen University - North Dakota has a 7.8% 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 Rasmussen University - North Dakota is $32,226.

#9

Lake Region State College

Devils Lake, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
71 Yearly Degrees
$5,000 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.

Roughly 44% of students at Lake Region State College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,091 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,075 during the early-career years.

#10

Dakota College at Bottineau

Bottineau, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
52 Yearly Degrees
$5,173 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 312 full-time undergraduates at MSU-Bottineau, and 1,060 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,127 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MSU-Bottineau with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,112 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Lynnes Welding Training

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

The total student population at Lynnes Welding Training is 28, which includes 28 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Lynnes Welding Training take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,060 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees

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.

100% of Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,194 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,880 during the early-career years.

#13

University of Mary

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
40 Yearly Degrees
$20,290 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,535 undergraduates at UMary, of which 1,812 are full-time, and there are 3,799 students altogether. It takes the average UMary undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at UMary take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,239 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMary is $45,935.

#14

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
34 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. 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. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from DSU is $39,775.

#15

The Hair Academy

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

There are 44 students at The Hair Academy in total, 44 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at The Hair Academy. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

75% of The Hair Academy students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,962 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from The Hair Academy is $22,453.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
33 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.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,752 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.6% 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 $21,880.

#17

Lynnes Welding Training - Bismarck

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
31 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 typical student loan amount is $12,965 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

#18

United Tribes Technical College

Bismarck, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
21 Yearly Degrees
$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 8 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 31.1% 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 $18,121 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Sitting Bull College

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

There are 201 undergraduates at Sitting Bull College, of which 167 are full-time, and there are 229 students altogether. 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 $17,814.

#20

Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
11 Yearly Degrees
$8,163 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,656 undergraduates at MSU, of which 1,836 are full-time, and there are 2,920 students altogether. 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.

Roughly 52% of students at MSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,631 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,835 during the early-career years.

#21

Valley City State University

Valley City, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
7 Yearly Degrees
$8,195 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. Around 54% of accepted students are men, and 46% are women.

70% of Valley City State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,135 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Valley City State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,624 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Fort Totten, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
4 Yearly Degrees
$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 5 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCCC is $16,386.

#23

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 179, which includes 114 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

Students who graduate from NHSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $48,061 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

University of Jamestown

Jamestown, North Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3 Yearly Degrees
$23,498 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Jamestown is 1,147, of which 912 students are undergraduates and of those, 875 are full-time. It takes the average UJ undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 66% of accepted students are men, and 34% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,308 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 UJ is $43,804.

#25

Mayville State University

Mayville, North Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$7,622 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,168 students at Mayville State University in total, 1,145 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 603 are full-time. For undergraduates at Mayville State University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Around 55% of accepted students are men, and 45% are women.

70% of Mayville State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,047 a year. Mayville State University has a 8.4% 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 Mayville State University is $40,296.

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