North Dakota Best Colleges Comparison

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Colleges In North Dakota Statistics

There are 32 colleges in North Dakota - 14 public and 18 private schools. The 2023 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $11,776 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $9,858. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,040 and the average acceptance rate is 73% for North Dakota Best Colleges Comparison.
The next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in North Dakota. You may want to check more statistics and compare all North Dakota colleges at North Dakota Statistics page.
2022-2023 Colleges In North Dakota Statistics
Top 4 colleges in North DakotaAll colleges in North Dakota
Number of Schools4 schools
(3 public, 1 private)
32 schools
(14 public, 18 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,105 (in-state)
$15,296 (out-of-state)
$6,813 (in-state)
$11,776 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$11,038 (in-state)
$13,676 (out-of-state)
$9,083 (in-state)
$9,858 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$7,416$6,666
Test Scores1,040 SAT, 22 ACT 1,040 SAT, 22 ACT
Acceptance Rate80.74% 72.76%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)43.99% 46.58%
Graduation Rate58.25%46.56%
Transfer-out Rate23.75%19.19%
Students to Faculty Ratio14.50 to 112.57 to 1

Top Colleges In North Dakota Comparison

The next table lists the top 4 colleges in North Dakota for academic year 2022-2023. University of North Dakota ranked top in the North Dakota Best Colleges Comparison and Minot State University and North Dakota State University-Main Campus follows it. The 2023 average tuition & fees is $15,296 for undergraduate programs $13,676 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in North Dakota is 1,040 and the acceptance rate is 80.74%. The average students to faculty ratio is 14.50 to 1 for top colleges in North Dakota. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2022-2023 Top colleges in North Dakota Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 University of North Dakota
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Public, 4-yearsGrand Forks, ND
$6,573 13,87677% - 17 to 1
2 Minot State University
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Public, 4-yearsMinot, ND
$5,717 2,77772% 1,040 SAT
21 ACT
10 to 1
3 North Dakota State University-Main Campus
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Public, 4-yearsFargo, ND
$5,925 12,24296% -
22 ACT
17 to 1
4 University of Mary
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Private, 4-yearsBismarck, ND
$21,468 $11,447 3,65278% - 14 to 1
$7,416 32,54780.74% 1,040 SAT 14.50 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2022-2023