North Dakota College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, twenty-nine colleges are active for serving college programs in North Dakota. By school types, there are fourteen public schools and fifteen private schools. By school levels, fifteen 4-years (or high) schools, eleven 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and three less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the twenty-nine North Dakota schools, University of North Dakota ranked first and Minot State University ranked second (view more at North Dakota college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all North Dakota colleges is $8,154 for North Dakota residents and $11,110 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 80.22% and the average SAT score is 1,083. The average number of students is 1,850 and the average student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for North Dakota colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2020 North Dakota Colleges Comparison Table

The following table lists colleges located in North Dakota ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
Public, 4 years
four-years
$14,546$18,3261,13081.00%13,84761%18 to 1
Minot State University
Minot, ND
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,896$9,9361,02567.00%3,18945%12 to 1
North Dakota State University-Main Campus
Fargo, ND
Public, 4 years
four-years
$14,336$11,5891,15394.00%13,79660%19 to 1
University of Mary
Bismarck, ND
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,730$17,8611,16474.00%3,79660%14 to 1
North Dakota State College of Science
Wahpeton, ND
Public, 2-4 years
$6,373---2,95746%13 to 1
Williston State College
Williston, ND
Public, 2-4 years
$5,528---1,12435%25 to 1
Trinity Bible College and Graduate School
Ellendale, ND
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,340$11,8341,08391.00%25350%11 to 1
Valley City State University
Valley City, ND
Public, 4 years
four-years
$12,532$7,4731,01976.00%1,54750%13 to 1
Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body-Fargo
Fargo, ND
Private, 2-4 years
$17,000---5382%13 to 1
Rasmussen College-North Dakota
Fargo, ND
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,492$9,745--61539%16 to 1
Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
New Town, ND
Public, 4 years
four-years
$3,870---1983%6 to 1
Josef's School of Hair Design Inc-Fargo Downtown
Fargo, ND
Private, 2-4 years
$16,500---40-13 to 1
Moler Barber College
Fargo, ND
Private, Less than 2 years
$8,045---9100%8 to 1
Dakota College at Bottineau
Bottineau, ND
Public, 2-4 years
$7,161---99630%17 to 1
JZ Trend Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School
Bismarck, ND
Private, 2-4 years
$14,395---25-16 to 1
Turtle Mountain Community College
Belcourt, ND
Private, 4 years
four-years
$2,250---57328%10 to 1
The Salon Professional Academy-Fargo
Fargo, ND
Private, 2-4 years
$17,790---10891%10 to 1
Lynnes Welding Training
Fargo, ND
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,390---2463%12 to 1
Bismarck State College
Bismarck, ND
Public, 4 years
four-years
$6,657---3,77852%14 to 1
Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body-Grand Forks
Grand Forks, ND
Private, 2-4 years
$17,000---4858%16 to 1
Lake Region State College
Devils Lake, ND
Public, 2-4 years
$4,843---2,07249%14 to 1
Mayville State University
Mayville, ND
Public, 4 years
four-years
$10,394$6,2631,06570.00%1,18434%13 to 1
Sitting Bull College
Fort Yates, ND
Public, 4 years
four-years
$4,010$6,710--27313%7 to 1
United Tribes Technical College
Bismarck, ND
Private, 4 years
four-years
$4,252---42915%9 to 1
The Hair Academy
Bismarck, ND
Private, 2-4 years
$11,720---5582%17 to 1
Lynnes Welding Training-Bismarck
Bismarck, ND
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,390---1654%16 to 1
Dickinson State University
Dickinson, ND
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,942$6,5761,070100.00%1,39241%10 to 1
University of Jamestown
Jamestown, ND
Private, 4 years
four-years
$23,498$11,0381,03569.00%1,08945%10 to 1
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Fort Totten, ND
Public, 2-4 years
$3,300---17820%5 to 1
Average$11,110$10,6681,08380.22%1,85048%13 to 1