North Dakota Best Colleges Comparison

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Colleges In North Dakota Statistics

There are 30 colleges in North Dakota - 14 public and 16 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $11,406 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $9,562. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,029 and the average acceptance rate is 85% for North Dakota Best Colleges Comparison.
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2019-2020 Colleges In North Dakota Statistics
Top 4 colleges in North DakotaAll colleges in North Dakota
Number of Schools4 schools
(3 public, 1 private)
30 schools
(14 public, 16 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,698 (in-state)
$14,642 (out-of-state)
$6,452 (in-state)
$11,406 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$10,511 (in-state)
$13,641 (out-of-state)
$8,365 (in-state)
$9,562 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$6,736$6,599
Test Scores1,153 SAT, 22 ACT 1,029 SAT, 21 ACT
Acceptance Rate87.75% 85.00%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)46.00% 50.67%
Graduation Rate59.25%51.04%
Transfer-out Rate21.50%17.44%
Students to Faculty Ratio14.50 to 112.43 to 1

Top Colleges In North Dakota Comparison

Next table lists the top 4 colleges in North Dakota for academic year 2019-2020. 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 2020 average tuition & fees is $14,642 for undergraduate programs $13,641 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in North Dakota is 1,153 and the acceptance rate is 87.75%. 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.
2019-2020 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
$6,133 13,61589% 1,200 SAT
23 ACT
17 to 1
2 Minot State University
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Public, 4 yearsMinot, ND
$4,599 2,92088% 1,095 SAT
20 ACT
11 to 1
3 North Dakota State University-Main Campus
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Public, 4 yearsFargo, ND
$5,614 12,84695% 1,205 SAT
23 ACT
19 to 1
4 University of Mary
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Private, 4 yearsBismarck, ND
$20,290 $10,598 3,79979% 1,110 SAT
23 ACT
11 to 1
$6,736 33,18087.75% 1,153 SAT
22.2500 ACT
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 2019-2020