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 $11,750 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $10,387. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,031 and the average acceptance rate is 79% 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.
2021-2022 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$10,084 (in-state)
$15,106 (out-of-state)
$6,793 (in-state)
$11,750 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$11,022 (in-state)
$13,767 (out-of-state)
$9,076 (in-state)
$10,387 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$6,955$7,164
Test Scores1,154 SAT, 22 ACT 1,031 SAT, 21 ACT
Acceptance Rate88.24% 79.41%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)45.49% 45.77%
Graduation Rate59.25%47.38%
Transfer-out Rate19.00%16.79%
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 2021-2022. 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 $15,106 for undergraduate programs $13,767 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in North Dakota is 1,154 and the acceptance rate is 88.24%. 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.
2021-2022 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
$6,050 13,87683% 1,200 SAT
23 ACT
17 to 1
2 Minot State University
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Public, 4-yearsMinot, ND
$8,508 $4,813 2,77793% 1,085 SAT
19 ACT
10 to 1
3 North Dakota State University-Main Campus
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Public, 4-yearsFargo, ND
$5,961 12,24296% 1,095 SAT
22 ACT
17 to 1
4 University of Mary
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Private, 4-yearsBismarck, ND
$20,900 $10,997 3,65281% 1,235 SAT
24 ACT
14 to 1
$6,955 32,54788.24% 1,154 SAT
22.0000 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 2021-2022